Top 10 Art Forums, Discussions, and Message Boards

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Art Forums

1. Art Forums

Art Forums New York City, New York, US
Art Forums is a forum for discussing drawing, painting, sculpting, photography, music, graphic design, and more. Share your work and learn from others.
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2. Creative Spark

Creative Spark Creative Spark is a discussion community of forums for artists of every breed. All creative people are welcome who love to spare time for their passion of art.
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3. New Masters Academy Forums

New Masters Academy Forums Newport Coast, California, US
Read discussions on various disciplines of art, ask questions, share techniques, and give advice here. New Masters Academy offers artists of all levels a streaming art education that is better and more affordable than traditional art schools.
148.4K 2.2K 1 post / day More

4. Paint Basket Art Forum

Paint Basket Art Forum New Zealand
The Paint Basket Forum is a place to talk about acrylic painting, oil painting, watercolour painting, pen and ink drawing.
14.1K 6.9K 30 posts / month More

Additional Forums

  1. Krita Artists | Krita Community Forum is a central hub for Krita artists and developers.
  2. The DeviantArt Forum is the largest online social network for artists and art enthusiasts, and a platform for emerging and established artists to exhibit, promote, and share their works with an enthusiastic, art-centric community.
  3. PaintersOnline PaintersOnline is the website for artists of all abilities, with a free gallery to share your work, a forum, blogs, painting and drawing demonstrations, painting competitions and much more.
  4. is an art collector's resource focusing on limited edition gig posters, movie prints and other forms of graphic arts.
  5. Art Rage Community is a place to share your art, get feedback, and find new techniques and resources.

Art Subreddits

1. Reddit » Art

Reddit » Art San Francisco, California, US
This is a subreddit about art. Discuss paintings, photography, and art in general.
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Art Subforums

Forum Name Subforum Name Subforum Description Also in
Paint Basket Art Forum Art Challenges Art Challenges
Pencil Drawing Classes Pencil Drawing Classes
Pencil Drawing General Chat Pencil Drawing General Chat
Pencil Drawing Encourager Sessions Pencil Drawing Encourager Sessions Drawing Forums
Lets Draw Pencil Course Lets Draw Pencil Course
Acrylic Painting Classes Acrylic Painting Classes Painting Forums
Acrylic Painting Encourager Sessions Acrylic Painting Encourager Sessions
Oil Painting Classes Oil Painting Classes
Oil Painting General Chat Oil Painting General Chat
Oil Painting Encourager Sessions Oil Painting Encourager Sessions
Watercolour Encourager Sessions Watercolour Encourager Sessions
Mixed Media Encourager Sessions Mixed Media Encourager Sessions
Galleries and Exhibitions Galleries and Exhibitions
Anything Arty Anything Arty
Mixed Bag Mixed Bag
Art Forums Art Showcase Showcase your art in the Showcase gallery! Share for others to enjoy or request critiques! Recieve friendly feedback from the community.
Painting Discussions of techniques, materials, and approaches to working with various forms of paint. Painting Forums
Drawing Discussions and displays of work made with pen and ink. Discover that special shading technique, or share your own tidbits!
Media Room Discussions regarding photography, digital art, graphic design, and any other form of mixed media.
Music & Film Share the music you've created or screenplays you've written! Anything regarding music, film, and screenwriting should be posted here. Music Forums
Writers Den Discussions regarding publishing, plot, character development, word mechanics, short stories, and roleplaying shall be posted here. Writing Forums
NFTs Introduce yourself to the community. Tell us if you are an artist, collector, or whatever. Remember to always treat each other with respect. NFT Forums
Creative Spark Art Talk Discuss the art world, inform us about your local scene, or just generally chat about things in your life. Art and non-art topics are welcome. There's a...
All Things *Not* Art Talk about anything under the sun, moon, and Mars. Discuss the latest adorable thing your dog said, your underwear, something you discovered under your...
All Media Events These are planned weekly drawing events, but all media and styles are welcome (drawing, painting, digital, photography, sculpture, multi-media...
Artists Spotlights Every month, Creative Spark spotlights one of our talented artist members and features them in this forum.
Art News News about the art world at large, or news about your art. Newsy news, post it here. Curious minds want to know.
Art History Art History 101. From Michelangelo to Caravaggio, Picasso to Damien Hirst, the Renaissance to Post War Contemporary work, Impressionism, Cubism, Pop Art...
Art School Learn anything and everything. Share a YouTube lesson, workshops, color theory, techniques from experience, host a class, post a class, give your art school...
Studio Tips & Materials Share tips about brushes, easels, organization and efficiency in the studio, lighting, set-up, or other tools, as well as framing, etc.
Art Business Need advice about Internet strategies, website building, tax questions, commissions, dealing with galleries, and other business-related topics? Talk about...
Creativity What is your point of departure? Explore the meaning behind the artist's and their work, what questions they are asking, the messages they hope to procure...
Drawing Discuss the line, perspective, techniques, graphite, charcoal, or even crayons -- talk about all things drawing here. Drawing Forums
Ink and Marker If the Drawing forum isn't quite right for you and you work exclusively in ink and/or marker, this is the forum for you. Have fun.
Colored Pencil Discuss the line, perspective, drawing techniques, and your favorite brands of colored pencil. Show off your latest masterpieces.
Pastels Chalk and oil pastels can be used to make paintings on any surface and create a variety of texture. They are a versatile medium that is very rich in every...
Water Media Any water media, like watercolor, diluted acrylic, gouache, ink washes, sumi-e, and water tempera can be found discussed here. Please join us and share your...
Acrylics All techniques, materials, and approaches related to working with acrylic paints including airbrush and spray cans. Discuss or get feedback.
Oils Share your secrets and approaches to oil painting techniques, how you clean your brushes, and all things oil, including oil pencils and oil pastels.
Mixed Media Using multiple media in your work, or alternative materials? Perhaps you are playing with collage, fiber, faux finishes, mosaics, casein, or egg tempera...
Sculpture If it is in three dimensions, consider it sculpture. Any type of clay, paper, wood, metals, bronze, found objects, plush, fabric, and soft sculpture, it all...
Digital Art Any and all digital work made in any way, shape, or form, in any software program, with a mouse, a stylus, or? Digital Art Forums
Bookarts Artist’s books are made by hand and can be one-of-a-kind or made as limited editions. They are a genre unto themselves and can be handbound, hand-sewn...
Journaling and Sketchbooks Post your journal pages, sketchbooks, scrapbooks, or anything else you feel falls into this category.
Photography and Film Whether you work in traditional photography in the darkroom, use a digital camera, Polaroid, Holga, Brownie, video, Camcorder, Super-8 film, or are taking... Photography Forums
Fiber Arts and Fashion Discuss fiber arts and fashion. This means anything from fabric-based work, knitting, quilting, or crochet, leather, embroidery, felting, doll-making, or...
The Human Figure Painting the figure is a beautiful thing. Male, female, nude, clothed, or adorned. Portraits can also be posted here. Post your finished pieces or works in...
Landscapes Are you a Bob Ross fan? Maybe you are, maybe you’re not, but any landscape, cityscape with happy or unhappy, dark clouds, trees, buildings, or anything...
Art From Life This forum is for making art from life. The subject does not matter. It can be the human figure, botanical, or a beautiful landscape. One can use any...
Still Life and Botanical Beautiful greenery, vegetation, flowers, and plants are wonderful to paint. Or maybe a bowl of fruit is your cup of tea. Post your finished pieces or works...
Plein Air This forum is dedicated to Plein air artists--whether Alla Prima or in the studio, or a combination of both (please use this forum for either). Get...
Wildlife and/or Animals A place to talk about techniques in painting animals and wildlife: horses, cats, dogs, bears, birds, fish, pets, or two people in an animal suit. Post your...
Contemporary and Abstract Art All media is welcome here, whether your work is abstract or just in the contemporary/realism genre, post your finished pieces or works in progress and get...
New Masters Academy Art Forums Study Groups
Art & Artwork
Open Critique
Courses & Lessons Discussion
Challenges & Activities
100 Day Art Challenge
Art Discussion
Painting Painting Forums
Krita Artists Forum Support and Advice Post here if you need help in anything related to Krita or digital painting in general, our volunteers and fellow artists will be glad to help you out. (Please create a new thread in correct subcategory with your issue).
Artwork Post your latest Krita artworks here. Request for critique from fellow Krita artists. Every artwork is unique so don’t be shy to post yours. Let the world know what you can do with Krita.
Work In Progress Post your work in progress artworks here.
Finished Artworks Post completed artworks here.
Animations Post animations done in Krita here. Animation Forums
Traditional Post artwork made from non digital medium here.
sketchbook Use this category to create sketchbook threads. Post your sketches and studies in one thread and discuss your art with others.
NSFW (sensitive content) This is the category for posting any artwork which you think is Not Safe For Work Environment. In addition to posting in this category, it would be advisable to tag it accordingly.
Develop Your code is your artwork. Want to help Krita developers improve Krita. Post here to discuss the features and improvements. Gather feedback from fellow devs and the artists. Collecting use cases and feedback helps a lot in development.
Developer Questions Ask questions about development of Krita. Want to know how to setup the development environment or you want to know about developing plugins for Krita, this is the category for such questions.
Development news This category is for monthly or half yearly posts showcasing what is happening in Krita development. This category will be maintained by community and people can keep an eye on the news regarding Krita development here
Artists Feedback & Testing In this section you can call for artists to test your feature in development or get feedback on existing feature. Artists can also initiate feedback posts on existing features.
Feature Requests This category is for making feature requests. We welcome all qualitative and constructive requests which improve Krita. We advise you to make a feature request keeping these in mind:
Mobile & Tablets platform This category is dedicated to development related topics on the mobile and tablet platform. It can include krita on Android or iOS or any other portable, mobile, hand held platform that may become available in future. Use this category to ask questions or provide feedback regarding Krita on these platforms. General feedback can go in to the #develop:artists-feedback-testing category.
Plugins Development Post topics about the questions regarding plugins you are developing or have developed for Krita.
Resources Share and discover cool new brush packs, textures tutorials and other Krita resources here.
Tutorials This subcategory is for tutorials.Please choose this category to share your tutorials henceforth.
Brushes and Bundles This is the brushes and bundles sub cagetory, please use this sub category for posting brush packs and other bundles related to krita and digital painting.
Plugins This is a plugins sub-category, please use this category to share your krita plugins to the users. PLugins development can be done in #develop:plugins-development subcategory. This is only for sharing plugins
Contest, Games & Collaboration Monthly art contests and other drawing challenges will be held in this category
Monthly Art Contest Posts and announcement for Monthly Art Contest.
Art Games & Duels Create a topic to initiate a duel with other artist or to start an art game with others.
Collaboration Post your collaboration request in this category
Jobs Post in this category if you want to hire someone for any Krita related work. Job Forums
Paid Work Post if you want artists for paid work. This section will be moderated such that any unwanted and unpaid work ads will be removed.
General Forums General off-topic discussions and casual conversations
Art Discussions This category is for discussing general art related topics, which are not necessarily related to Krita but are related to drawing, painting and art in general.
Hardware Advice Earlier we had a hardware advice sub category in the #support category, but it became redundant and got merged in to other sub categories.But I think we need a dedicated place for people to ask about hardware. Since it is not regarding krita #lounge would be best for it.
off-topic talks Off-topic discussions and casual conversations
The DeviantArt Forum Deviants
DeviantArt muroPLZ
Deviant Meets
Philosophy & Religion Philosophy Forums
Help with Life
Photography Photography Forums
Digital Art
Groups, Chatrooms & Events
Deviation ThumbShare
Books & Comics Book Forums
Gaming Gaming Forums
Movies & TV Movie Forums
Music Music Forums
Job Offers Job Forums
Job Services
General Nerdiness
Software & OS
Painters Online Forum Monthly Challenges
Exhibitions, competitions & your work
Work In Progress
Works for critique
Artist Introductions
Drawing Drawing Forums
Watercolour painting
Mixed media
Other media
Art book and DVD reviews
General art discussion
Buy, Sell & Wanted
Art Materials
Art Tuition
Artistic Inspiration
Question & Answers
EB Art Forum Art Discussion
Art Events
Art Care
Framing Corner
Art Related
Music Music Forums
Sports Sports Forums
Art Comments
Release Discussion
Artists' Nook
For Sale/Trade
In Search Of
Print Giveaways
Community Sales Threads
The Training Ground
Help and Suggestions
Art Rage Community General Chat General discussion about anything ArtRage related.
Art Gallery Share your finished paintings.
Work in Progress / Critique A place to show off your unfinished artwork or post images for constructive criticism, suggestions, and technique advice.
Techniques Share your techniques and ideas here!
Art Supplies - Downloads A place to share and download resources from other users.
Support for Windows & macOS Technical questions and answers for the desktop editions of ArtRage.
Support for iOS Support and discussion for ArtRage on iPad and iPhone.
Support for Android Technical support and discussion for ArtRage on Android devices.
Math Forums Art / Culture Art / Architecture / Mathematics in our World and Culture - Buildings, Natural Wonders, Nature, Movies, Music
Edge Gamers Art & Graphics
US Message Board Arts & Crafts
Teak Door Arts & Entertainment Arts & Entertainment - Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued. The written word, the spoken word, performance art, visual art. What is Art? From television advertising
Thai 360 Arts and Culture A forum for festivals, sightseeing and thai culture
Social Anxiety Support Arts and Crafts Art can be a helpful and relaxing outlet for many mental health conditions. Share your poetry, writings & visual art here.
Film Boards Art
Killer Movies Community Artwork Forum
Diabetes Daily Forums Arts & Culture How is diabetes viewed by society? What broader issues do we confront?
FOH Forums Arts

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