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Top 15 Best Art Websites

What are the best art websites on the internet?  Here are the top 10 most popular art websites hand picked with careful checking and testing. The quality, taste and the popularity are three standards of choosing these sites. You are welcome to share your favorite animation websites and blogs with us by commenting below.

1. deviantArt is the largest art website on the internet which aims to provide a place for any artist to exhibit and discuss art works. Works cover a comprehensive category including photography, digital art, traditional art, literature, Flash, filmmaking, skins for applications, and others.

2. Art.Net is a web-based artist collective of more than 450 artists, poets, musicians, painters, sculptors, animators, hacker artists, and other creative people from around the world, aimed at helping artists share their works on the Internet.

3. ARTINFO provides art news from around the world, as well as events, museums and gallery information, jobs, and auction reviews. ARTINFO is the online source for Art+Auction, Modern Painters, Culture+Travel, My ARTINFO, and Art Sales Index.

4. ArtBabble is a cloud based video hosting service for art content and has been called the “YouTube of the arts”.

5. Artcyclopedia is an online database of museum-quality fine art which indexes 2,900 art sites, links to around 160,000 works by 9,000 artists.

6. ArtDaily is an Internet-based media company founded in 1996. Its website is presented as an online newspaper, with rich content updated each day of the week.

7. The Arts Map is an international on-line resource to locate and identify artists and their studios, as well as galleries, art schools, museums and more things related to art.

8. Blackbird is an online journal of literature and the arts based in the United States. It publishes fiction, poetry, plays, interviews, reviews, and art by both new and established writers and artists.

9. Design Observer is a website devoted to a broad range of design topics centered on graphic design, communications arts, print, typography and criticism.

10. Freaking News is a website featuring Photoshop news and contest. Its virtual community of over 17,000 digital artists and members features free daily Photoshop contests that are fueled by global news and events.

11. InterArtCenter social network is a popular online community for international digital and fine art artists. The network’s websites provide free of charge graphic design content and information and promote modern digital multimedia & computer art.

12. Myartspace is a social network for art professionals, and has been described as a Myspace for artists. It was founded by Catherine McCormack-Skiba in 2005 and was launched in May 2006.

13. Virtual Collection of Masterpieces is an international internet project created and maintained by the Asia-Europe Foundation. The project displays images of art masterpieces donated by museums.

14. Ugallery is a place to buy original paintings and photographs by top emerging artists. If you are an artist still have not earned the big fame, it is a good idea for you to sell on Ugallery.

15. Pixiv is a Japanese online community for artists. Pixiv’s main concept is for users to submit their own art illustrations, which excludes most forms of photography, and creative writing can also be submitted.

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16. Etsy is a large handmade online marketplace where you can buy and sell handmade or vintage items, art and supplies.  Perhaps it is the  most useful site in regard to helping artists and craftsmen sell their works.

Top 10 Best Animation Websites

What are the best animation websites on the internet?  Here are the top 10 best animation websites hand picked with careful checking and testing. You are welcome to share your favorite animation websites and blogs with us by commenting below.

1. Big Cartoon Database is one of the largest online databases of animated cartoons, animated feature films, animated television shows and cartoon shorts.

2. Aniboom is a large online animation production studio that owns over 9,500 creators around the globe.

3. Animation World Network (AWN) is an organization for animators, with an large website with animation news, articles and links for animators and animation fans.

4. Toonopedia is a web encyclopedia of print cartoons, comic strips and animation written and edited by Don D. Markstein.

5. Cartoon Brew is a Weblog of animation historian Jerry Beck and Amid Amidi, broadly covering animation news, opinion and artistry.

6. Magic Butter is a website rich of animation content along with T-shirts for sale and free downloads such as MP3s, desktop wallpapers, and icons.

7. The Animation Podcast is the place for discussion about the craft of animation. Shows will feature interviews with some of animations greatest talent, focusing on their personal perspective of the art form.

8. 4mations is a website to upload and share animated films and games. As it is targeted to adults, risqué animations are often featured.

9. frames per second magazine is a magazine specializing in animation, with reviews of animated films and other articles of interest to animation fans.

10. Canadian Animation Resources: The primary online destination for the Canadian animation community, Canadian Animation Resources provides accessibility and connectivity to our industry.