Founded in August 2000, DeviantArt is the largest online social network and platform for artists and art enthusiasts to exhibit, promote, and share their works. With over 38 million registered members and over 65 million unique visitors per month it is one of the top social networks you need to start using right now to get a nice exposure for your works. DA’s members known as deviants upload over 160,000 original art works every day, everything from painting and sculpture to digital art, pixel art, films, and anime. Join their daily drawing challenge, create incredible collections and see them showcased on DA or search for any particular art style in various categories. You can also become a member of their forums and chats and get critique for your work. Artists simply love DeviantArt because of their inclusive and supportive community.
The CGSociety supports artists at every level by offering a range of services to connect, inform, educate and promote digital artists worldwide. You can find interesting tutorials and workshops here or have a chat with some of the top professionals in the CG industry.
A great place for sharing (pinning) images with your followers and following other people who share inspiring material. It works like your personal scrapbook with the difference that people can actually see what you scrapbook online. Do you love drawing but also enjoy cooking? Great! No one will be bothered by your cooking recipes because you can pin all topics you like on Pinterest, people who want to keep a track of your art career can follow solely your art-related boards. Pinterest reports 150 millions monthly users - that’s a huge number of people who can possibly look at your beautiful work, don’t you think? After signing up to Pinterest, go and follow us at: https://sk.pinterest.com/escapemotions/
Behance is the leading online platform to showcase & discover creative work: the creative world updates it in one place to broadcast widely while companies explore the work and access talent on a global scale. Behance’s innovative platform distributes work to other online galleries, maximizing exposure for top talent on their site. Get appreciation for your art, mention companies you have worked with so far and list some past professional experience. Behance is a large online catalogue where most of the page views come from non-members, so be sure to upload your finished piece and possibly get hired.
A global community of more than 500 million users who capture and share 95 million photos every day enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them either publicly or privately on the app, as well as through a variety of other social networking platforms. Instagram is heavily visited by artist of any kind - just imagine that someone can find your art only because you put a #hashtag on it. Get the most essential Instagram hashtags for artists here: https://www.accessart.co/blog/en/10-essential-art-hashtags-instagram/
Tumblr. lets you effortlessly share anything - post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you happen to be. You can customize everything, from colors to your theme’s HTML and make your account a nice place to visit. Tumblr hosts over 332 million blogs and gets more than 40 million posts everyday, many of them focused on photography, illustrations and drawing. So why don’t give Tumblr. a try?
For some people Facebook’s days of glory are gone. But with approximately one billion users it is still the largest social network out there. If you have a private account and don’t want to mix your private life with the professional, start your fan page where only your art will be exposed. What is great about Facebook is that you can join many online art groups where similar people like you post their works and questions so you actually learn a lot too! Don’t forget to follow Escape Motions on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/flamepainterpage/
Twitter’s mission is to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers. This social network states 313 millions of active users to connect to people outside their current
network. On Twitter you can be sure that you’ll meet people you probably wouldn’t be able to reach otherwise. Great resources are being shared there every second, which may broaden your horizons
and stimulates your own creative juices. We love to share news from our creative world on our Twitter account too so be sure to follow us at: https://twitter.com/escapemotions
As of 2015, LinkedIn had more than 460 million members in over 200 countries and territories and is the world’s largest professional network and platform for business. LinkedIn allows you to upload photos but you must keep in mind that this network is more for business talk than for showing off your work. You may ask yourself ‘Why would I need that?’. Well, you can make few useful connections and meet other business professionals, who can bring you valuable resource as well as build relationships with potential customers, clients and partners. Some of the things you can add to your profile include the basics of your resume, a summary about yourself, your contact information, links to your website and/or blog, previous employers, projects you’ve worked on, and more. Don’t forget to add a professional picture which is ‘a must’ on this pro platform.
Dribbble is show and tell for artists of all kind - web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers, and others share small screenshots (shots) that show their work, process, and current projects. Dribbble’s system is very basic: you upload a 400×300 shot (120.000 pixels), the community watches it, they like and give feedback if they want to. This system is oriented to receive a lot of feedback from other designers, so you’ll always have someone to rely on when a creative crisis occurs :)
Sharing your work on social media is a great way of getting appreciation for your talent, however, such self-promotion may not be an ideal option for an introvert artist, or it is possible you just don’t like to ‘boast’ with what you do online. Believe us, there should not be such feelings when it comes to promoting your work. Maybe you will be surprised by how many fans you can gain just because they can find your art online. Or how good it feels when some stranger commends on your talent or a great art you created. Or how good it feels to complain from time to time because of the lack of inspiration or anything else - there are still people who listen and can even give you some great advice. And the most important part - you can make good friends online with some of your fans who will understand you because you all share a common interest.
Escape Motions teamed up with Imagine FX - the world’s best-selling magazine for digital artists and bring you an appealing deal.
For next 3 months you can obtain full Rebelle licence when you purchase any Imagine FX subscription.
If you hurry up a bit, you can enjoy detailed Rebelle workshops starting from latest issue. In each issue, talented artist Martin Hanschild will guide you through the various topics and art techniques that you can apply in Rebelle.
P.S.: Do you have an art enthusiast within your friends and family? Giving magazine subscriptions as a gift for our loved ones is always a perfect idea! So why not to take a chance of this unique offer and spread a love with this extraordinary 2-in-1 present? 💕
Touch gestures for Wacom and Ink devices on Windows - We’ve built a powerful multitouch system to Rebelle 1.5 back in 2016 that enabled you to use two fingers for panning, zooming and simultaneously rotating the canvas. This system was built with focus on display tablets. We updated Rebelle touch system and in the new version you can use touch gestures for pan, zoom and rotate on all types of tablets without display.
Fixed compatibility with Wacom touch devices on Mac OS - Wacom touch devices connected to Mac operating system did not work as expected with our touch and multitouch support. We’ve received some useful feedback from Rebelle users and were able to fix this issue with their kind help.
Added ‘Enable multitouch’ option to Preferences - From Rebelle 1.5.5 you can disable all touch gestures in Rebelle on your tablet - just go to Preferences and uncheck “Enable multitouch” in Tablet options. Using two fingers for rotate, zoom and pan will not work, one-finger touch that is by default used for Blend tool will be disabled as well.
Pause Diffusion bug fixed - Strange bug appeared in the old Rebelle versions - when you switched between Play and Pause diffusion, vertical and horizontal lines could appear in your previously painted stroke. This behavior is successfully fixed in this update.
Minor bug fixes - Other minor bug fixes are present in the latest update so that your painting experience with Rebelle will be as smooth as possible.
You can download Rebelle 1.5.5 directly from the application or via our Download page using your registration details. Update is free for all Rebelle users.
If you encounter any bug or odd behavior, please report it either via application’s menu: “Help -> Send feedback” or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org along with your system specifications (OS, RAM, graphic card and processor).
Your Escape Motions Team
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