A Giant List of Useful Art Websites

Here is a giant list of useful art links which you may find useful. If you know of any other art websites that should be on the list, feel free to let me know.

Art Publications & Media Websites

Bored Panda – A popular website which features weird, unusual and fun art posts. You can submit your art as a guest post on this website.

Booooooom – A large publication for contemporary artists.

Juxtapoz – Another large publication which features established and emerging contemporary artists.

Hi Fructose – A quarterly print magazine founded by artists. You can check out the website for an online version of the magazine stories.

Colossal – Features all kinds of weird, unusual and popular artists.

My Modern Met – Daily posts regarding all things creative.

Art Forums

Wet Canvas – The top forum for fine artists.

Deviant Art Forum – A great forum for concept artists.

Concept Art Forum – Another concept art forum.

A Singular Creation – An active forum for all kinds of artists.

Art Education / Blogs

Artists Network – One of the largest online art communities in the world.

The Art Story – A huge database of art history.

Empty Easel – A very popular blog which is perfect for aspiring artists. You can guest post on this blog to get some exposure for your own art. Empty Easel posts about 3 times a week.

Fine Art Tips by Lori McNee – An interesting fine art blog which posts about art techniques, supplies, featured artists and art business.

Lines And Colors – Regular posts about inspirational modern and historical artists.

Will Kemp Art School – Great acrylic and oil painting tutorials for beginners.

Gurney Journey – A blog by James Gurney. If there is anything I am unsure about in the world of painting, I check out his blog.

Draw Mix Paint – A website by Mark Carder and a great resource for those who want to learn how to paint realism with oils. He also creates many useful tools for artists.  I definitely recommend you check out his website and Youtube channel.

Art Youtube Channels

Jeff Watts – A masterful artist and the founder of the Watts Atelier. This Youtube channel has excerpts of his Atelier teachings.

James Gurney – Just an all-around interesting Youtube channel for artists.

Draw Mix Paint – Mark Carder’s Youtube channel. There is a load of useful information regarding color mixing, brushwork and setting up your studio.

Fine Art Academy – Demonstrations from some extremely talented artists.

Colour In Your Life – Features talented artists from all around the world.

Stefan Baumann – He has not produced any recent videos but his older videos are still very helpful for beginner artists, particular oil painters.

Kevin Hill – He is like a modern day Bob Ross. If you are a complete beginner to oil painting, then his videos are somewhat helpful.

Art Websites for Kids

Easy Drawing Guide – Basic step-by-step drawing tutorials for kids.

Kinder Art – A great free art resource for kids and art teachers.

Art For Kids Hub – Basic step-by-step drawing tutorials for kids.

Art Projects For Kids – Various art projects targeted at kids.

Art History Websites

Wiki Art – A huge database of famous paintings. Great for researching and exploring the artists of history.

Google Art Project – An extremely useful resource which has high-resolution images of famous paintings. You are able to zoom-in on some famous paintings to see even the finest brush strokes.

Any Other Art Websites You Found Helpful?

These were just some of the art websites that have helped me in some way over the years. If you have any other art websites which have helped you and are not on this list, please share them in the comments below. 

Thanks for Reading!

I appreciate you taking the time to read this post and I hope you found it helpful. Feel free to share it with friends. If you ever want to learn more, check out my Painting Academy course.

Happy painting!

Dan Scott

Draw Paint Academy


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35 comments on “A Giant List of Useful Art Websites”

  1. Michael James Smith is one of my favorite artists. He has a School that you can subscribe to and he also has a lot YouTube videos out there – he is a landscape painter and his art is incredible! Thank you for the list I will check some of these out!

  2. Loved your post, very informative. I paint with acrylics and have found Ginger Cook Live, very helpful in my art journey. She also has an art academy online, it’s Ginger cook live.gallery. Her daughter Cinnamon, who’s known as The Art Sherpa, also teaches acrylic painting online. There’s another one who teaches watercolor, The Frugal crafter. Maybe some people will find those useful? Thank you for your post again. I wish more online artists would share their knowledge with the general public. Thanks!

  3. Thank you so much for the list, it’s really useful. A good one to add to the education list would be ArtTutor.com. It’s a UK based and has some excellent tutorials on all all media.

  4. I had actually pinned this article a while ago and only just got around to reading it. What a great list of websites to visit! I have my evening of browsing all laid out for me 🙂 Thank you!

  5. Thank you as ever Dan. I would add to the list; https://artuk.org/
    “Art UK is the online home for every public art collection in the UK.
    We are a charity, and our website represents a collaboration between over 3,300 British institutions.
    Through our work, we make art available for everyone – for enjoyment, learning and research. “

  6. Add these websites to your list, please:

    inspirationalartworks.blogspot.com – a compilation of works by European and Russian masters

    artrenewal.org – the website for Art Renewal Center, dedicated to encouraging the revival of realism in painting and drawing

  7. Dailypaintworks.com is a website where you can buy or sell your own art.
    Letsmakeart.com is where I got started with watercolor. Amazing database of free tutorials. Also have kids projects.
    Ian Roberts has an extremely good You tube channel for teaching composition. He is an oil painter but I’ve learned a lot from him as a watercolorist.

  8. Thank you for this valuable information of websites that offer opportunities to learn. I would suggest adding Andrew Tischler, Dianne Mize, Jed Dorsey, Stuart Davies, Elizabeth Robbins, and Eric Rhodes daily artist interviews and demonstrations.


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