Clip Studio Paint

Clip Studio Paint

by Jasmin Darnell. When creating an artwork from scratch in Clip Studio, the first thing I do is create an illustration canvas with a familiar paper size, like A5 or B4, and I set the paper color to a muted pale pink or yellow which is easier on the eyes to draw on than stark white. All my sketch...continue
New tickets and new discounts!

New tickets and new discounts!

It is about to happen. In a little less than a month I will be traveling to THU in Malta. From there I will be flying to Promised Land in Poland and from there again a flight to Eindhoven where Playgrounds The Art Department is happening. I will be on the road for 13 days, meeting old and new fri...continue
Pierangelo Boog's Art Book

Pierangelo Boog's Art Book

Pierangelo Boog is an illustrator from Switzerland, who does beautiful Pinup Art, and other styles of illustration. He does specially characters and portraits in an impressive array of techniques, both traditional and digital. In the 88 pages of this beautiful art book (which has an introduction ...continue
The Anatomy, Life and Death of an Online Art Community in Iran

Post Mortem of CGart.ir

Hello everyone. My name is Amir and I’ve been running a digital art community in Iran for 10 years. It was indeed a monumental experience and made a difference, and involved many events, competitions, international achievements and everything you can imagine from an art community, but more import...continue
Pablo Carpio

Pablo Carpio

By Diego Gisbert Llorens. Pablo and I met roughly a couple of years ago, while waiting for yet another talk to start during Trojan Horse was a Unicorn; he shyly asked me for a quick look at his portfolio and asked, with a voice full of dreams and hopes, if I thought he could get a job in the indu...continue
Why Patreon?

Why Patreon?

Why? I asked that myself often enough when I saw friends of mine setting up an account and that they offered all this great material to very few people. But with time, the number of people increased so I guessed this was how these things worked. Then I saw the TED Talk of Amanda Palmer called The...continue
Firestarter Magazine #4

Firestarter Magazine #4

Release the Kraken! It has been a while since the last magazine but we are finally finished and the monster has gone to print. The first editions will be brought to the August festivals Industry Workshops London, Futuro Varna and d2 Vienna. That doesn't mean that our Patrons cannot already enjoy ...continue
Win a Ticket to Promised Land Art Festival!

Win a Ticket to Promised Land Art Festival!

Promised Land Art Festival brings together professionals working in film, gaming, and other creative industries. It’s a place for the exchange of knowledge and experience, for networking, and crossing the divide between the digital and the traditional arts.Win a free ticket to Promised Land Art F...continue
Win 2 tickets to Edge Control!

Win 2 tickets to Edge Control!

And we have something for you to win again! This time you can win one of two tickets to Edge Control in Toronto/Canada and it is easy as usual.Just comment your favorite artist under this article and use the hashtag #ECE2018.The winners will be announced on the 23rd of July 2018.For this year’s 2...continue
From idea to blockbuster

Thesis by Adrian Birkeland

The purpose of sharing my bachelor thesis on Firestarter comes from the simple fact that after I got it graded this June (2018) it sat in a .pdf format doing nothing. I know from personal experience that writing a university paper as a creative person can be challenging and I found it hard to not...continue

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