What is DeviantArt?

What is DeviantArt?

DeviantArt Logo
DeviantArt Logo

DeviantArt is a nice website where people can go and share the artwork they create whether it be digital or not.

Lets define “Deviant”: “departing from usual or accepted standards, especially in social or sexual behavior.” – Google Definition Lookup

That is probably the reason DeviantArt hosts more than just cars, and drawings, but adult art as well. No intercourse shots are posted, but naked shots showing off the beauty of the body are accepted.

We don’t think Art needs an explanation, it is what you make of it.

Here is one shot we found on the Photography section:

By: http://stephanie-van-rijn.deviantart.com/
By: http://stephanie-van-rijn.deviantart.com/

That is quite a seductive shot, but we think that is the point of it.

DeviantArt is home to more than just these kinds of shots. Here is a quick example list of things you will find on DeviantArt and more:

  • GIF Animations
  • 3D Art
  • Photoshop Images
  • Hand Drawings
  • Stories
  • Pixel Art
  • Animal Shots
  • Anime
  • Plus much more!

dlprentice the author, and editor of this site has a DeviantArt account. http://dlprentice.deviantart.com/

Make Some Money

Some artist even use DeviantArt to make a living sell their artwork! That is right you can sell your artwork on DeviantArt as prints, and charge whatever you feel it is worth. Granted it has to be a certain size, and whether it sells or not is just a good a guess as any.

Based upon just browsing around the DeviantArt shop you can expect prices to be on average around $50 give or take $10. This just just a super rough estimate with some art being far less, and some art being far more.

We really hope you enjoyed this short, and sweet article regarding this website, and hope that you will share this article, and provide a link back it is much appreciated!

Creating digital art with industry software

Creating digital art with industry software

Digital Art 1
Created using Maxon’s Cinema4D software.

Digital Art created using Maxon’s Cinema4D software.

Creating digital art is well… an art! The definition of this is open to interpretation because if you create art with Photoshop you could call it “Digital Art”. Same applies to creating art with a 3D authoring software such as Cinema4D.

Generally though “Digital Art” is accepted as anything created using a computer. Whether that be in Photoshop or in a 3D software it is all considered Digital Art.

Here we will list the most popular companies that sell software that is used to create digital art:

When thinking of companies that product great products that are not free we think of the above companies. If your wanting to take the free approach than the below programs or companies are right for you!:

Note: We do not include a ton of programs on this list because the programs we do include are considered the best at what they do for being free.

  • GIMP – Photoshop Free Alternative
  • Paint.NET – Photoshop Free Alternative
  • Blender – Free 3D Software (Considered The Best)
  • Wings3D – Free 3D Software (Polygon Modelling Only)
  • Sculptris – Free 3D Sculpting Software

That is pretty much it for free software alternatives to the mainstream softwares currently available that are worth looking at. Others are out on the internet floating around that are likely worth a look at, but we have not discovered them yet.

Digital art is an interesting beast to tame, and whichever software you choose to create your art as long as you’re happy, and the software does what you want without making you scream at your computer then you should be alright. Most of the time you can get the mainstream paid versions of software for free through trials that you can just keep re-downloading unless the software requires a login.

In any case we wish you luck on your digital art endeavours!