A few days ago I caught myself thinking back about the time when I first started drawing and painting. It was on 2010 when I felt I need a change in my life. I started to spend more and more time on drawing. I spent hours observing other artists and creative people. Throughout these years I have discovered some really useful websites every creative person should know. I would love to tell you about these websites.
1) Canva– It’s a great place to create designs for Web or Print. It has many templates, some of them are with a little fee. You can create templates for your blog posts and you can also make templates for your social media sites and e-mail letters. If you don’t have previous experience with Canva, there are also tutorials which will help you out!
2) Picmonkey– This is actually my favourite place when it comes to editing pictures. Mostly I use it to create collages. It also allows you to add filters, frames, texts and effects. You can sign up for Royale which lets you use many exclusive filters, touch up tools etc.
3) Ribbet– Ribbet is similar to Picmonkey. You can edit your pictures and make collages. It’s very easy to use and you can use from over 50 collage layouts. It lets you add texts, stickers, borders and effects to your work.
4) Fiverr- It’s a marketplace for creative and professional service. The best part about it is that you will get everything done at very good price whether it be graphics and design or you just need someone to write you a blog posts or you need help with social marketing. You name it!
SELL ART ONLINE
1) Society6– its a platform for artists to sell their artwork. When someone buys your product, then Society6 produce it and chip it the customer on the behalf of you.
2)Artfinder– Artfinder is a global marketplace for creative people to sell their work. Their mission is to support independent artists.
3)Saatchi art– Great place to sell your artwork. Saatchi handle all the logistics so you just have to create art and put it out there.
4)Artsy.net– Their mission is to make the art available to anyone with internet connection. They even have their Iphone app.
5) Amazon-Online platform for all kinds of things. In my opinion creative people should take more advantage of this place.
6) Fineartamerica– Professional platform to sell your work. They have made it very easy to upload the work with few clicks and set the prices for your work. Once its done, they take care of the printing, framing, matting, packaging, shipping and collecting payments from the buyers.
LEARN NEW THINGS
1) Udemy– Udemy is an online education marketplace which has over 30 000 courses. If you are low on a budget and would like to develop new skills, then this place is perfect for you. In fact, there are many courses for free.
2) Tuts+ – It helps you learn creative skills. You can do it by learning new skills with video courses or if you prefer reading over watching videos, there are also written tutorials.
3) Lachri fine art– Lisa is one of my favorite artists. She has many tips for artists about techniques and also about social media.
4) Jason Morgan– If you are interested in painting wildlife and animals then you should check out his page. He has many art videos and ebooks. I personally have bought an ebook from him and I am very happy with it. Very informative and full of good tips.
5) Skillfeed-Skillfeed offers over 30 000 video tutorials. You can sign up for 7 day Free trial which will give you unlimited access to every single course.
What kind of useful websites do you visit? Leave a comment!