My Friends On DeviantArt
- DarthFar – He’s extremely talented with both digital painting and traditional work. He has a huge gallery full of amazing pieces ranging from popular Star Wars games/movies fan art, humorous pieces and many original works.
- Dabull04 – David Turnbull has a fabulous gallery of people and animal portraits, as well as some fan art. His preferred medium is graphite. He resides in the UK. Go and check out his extensive gallery. He’s also selling some matted animal portraits on his personal website. If you’re interested, please go here.
- Ellastasia – Jessica Matteliano specializes in digital art, but she also does graphite drawings from time to time. Check out her equine paintings, and her fabulous Hollywood Divas paintings.
- Foudroyant – Sini Gustafsson is a wonderful friend and artist from Finland, with talent to boot! Visit her web page, and browse her galleries of pencil drawings, watercolor paintings, photography and photomanipulations.
- Svera – My little “sister” from Germany. Daniela Wolf’s talent with a pencil is breathtaking. I can only hope to be as good as her one day. Check out her gallery for some amazing fan art/celebrity drawings.
- Witchi1976 – Marion is a wonderful friend and artist from Germany, with fantastic drawings in graphite, color pencils, pastels, watercolors, and charcoal.
- WraithTen – My “big” sister Tory. One of my best friends on dA. She’s famous for getting me into a lot of trouble, making me laugh on a daily basis, and keeping me (in)sane. She’s mainly a digital painter, but she’s branching out into acrylics.
Important Information For Artists
- IRS.gov – Business or Hobby? Answer Has Tax Implications!
- Tax Guide for Visual Artists – If you’ve ever wondered whether your art is taxable (especially if you consider yourself only a “hobby artist”) then this is the article for you!
- U.S. Copyright Office – eCO Beta-Test Announcement – Become a beta-tester, e-file your copyright and cut your costs!
- U.S. Copyright Office – Visual Art Works Registration – You can download the registration forms directly from their website.
- How To Copyright Your Art Work – Very informative!
- Copyright for Artists FAQ: How Can I Protect Photos of My Paintings? – A very good article with tips and tricks on how to protect your work online.
- Creative Commons – A range of copyright licenses which sets it out in clear, unambiguous language.
- Copyright Infringement, Reproduction Rights, and Artist Careers – An interesting article with some examples of previous cases.
- 10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained – An attempt to answer common myths about copyright seen on the net and cover issues related to copyright and USENET/Internet publication.