DT Assignment, illustrator discrimination.

posted on 6th of july, 2010

Look through the winners archives and take note of how few illustrators are chosen. (Almost none at all.)


Why bother asking for art submissions, if DT won't pick any illustrations as winners?

I want to see artists being treated equally. Perhaps DT could revise it's rules to include at least 1 illustrator as a winner per assignment. That would be fair.

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Posted by Anatomyofrockthe on July 07, 2010
So much great feedback! This is how change happens.
Posted by Tjurunga on July 07, 2010
It is true that some assignment files do not sell and I also think that some images should not have been accepted there in the first place... (actually the inconsistencies I notice at every contest are much more of my concern than who wins the first 3 prizes).

I do agree about the inconsistencies and I was actually very tempted to mention this in my previous post but was afraid to get told off for discussing rejections on the message board :-)
But it does make you wonder sometimes when you compare your rejected images with some of the accepted ones...!
Posted by Mildegard on July 07, 2010
Wow! Lots of people seem to be interested in the topic and share the same point of view as I do! To tell the truth I didn't write the blog about it myself because I thought I was alone and my opinion would just made other people angry. Things appear to be very different. It gives hope.

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What is Digital Art? Understanding the new medium

posted on 15th of july, 2010

To be successful as an artist, the general public must be able to value the craftsmanship of my work. The purpose of this Q&A article is to help people who are unfamiliar with digital art, understand how to accept and appreciate this new medium. The questions are based on dialog I have had with artists and art collectors.

Q: How do you create your digital artwork?

A: I illustrate by hand, using a digital pen and tablet. Software allows me to create a painting, using the computer screen as my canvas. The software simulates traditional mediums like chalk, oil, and watercolor. It gives me the freedom to mix mediums, and create elaborate compositions in my own unique style.

Q: Is digital a legitimate medium?

A: That's a silly question. -- There are a lot of people who...

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Posted by Mariaam on July 16, 2010
Thanks for this great article! Enjoyed reading it... :)
Posted by Anatomyofrockthe on July 16, 2010
Thanks for all the great feedback. I will add more tutorials to my blog, as well as some upcoming video tutorials, to help my fellow digital artists improve their skills.

If you have any questions about painting techniques, feel free to ask!
Posted by Mani33 on July 15, 2010
Thanks for the very useful blog about illustrations & digital art!

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How to improve your illustration skills. - Advice from a pro artist.

posted on 16th of july, 2010

1. PRACTICE: My best advice for developing your digital illustration skills, is to illustrate often. I make a conscious effort to illustrate almost every day. I'm madly infatuated with being creatively productive, and that is the fuel necessary to develop talent and creativity.

When I'm away from my studio, I bring my sketchbook along, and try to use my idle time to doodle. I draw on the bus, or at the pub. I admired that about Robert Crumb, so I took it upon myself to do the same.

Bob Ross compares the imagination to a muscle. You must exercise it regularly to build up strength, and keep it at peak performance.

2. EXPERIMENT: As mentioned in my previous article, digital art is such a new medium, and it's so versatile, that it's quite easy to develop your own style of painting,...

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Posted by Wildmac on July 16, 2010
Thanks Aaron, another great blog! :)
Posted by Mariaam on July 16, 2010
Thanks, Aaron!

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About me

AARON RUTTEN is a Seattle Artist who has a unique eye for producing creative designs. His many accomplishments set him apart from the average artist. Aaron prides himself on being fun to work with. He is extremely open minded and comfortable taking on even the edgiest of projects. Aaron's talents are leveraged by businesses throughout Seattle and his work is seen by Millions of people in countries across the globe. Aaron illustrates by hand, using a digital pen and tablet. Software allows him to create a painting using the computer screen as his canvas. The software simulates tradit... [Read more]

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