WORLDS Challenge

WORLDS Challenge

The WORLDS Challenge is an international art competition for environment and prop artists, hosted by Cubebrush.Participants will be tasked with designing their vision of a world, built upon the ruins of a previously destroyed one. Is the new world technologically advanced or it is rudimentary? Is...continue
WORLDS - Raphael Lacoste

WORLDS - Raphael Lacoste

If you have played Assassin’s Creed you may know him as Brand Art Director for this franchise. If you haven’t played the games but are into digital art, you know Lacoste as one of the most respected digital artists out there. He has worked as Art Director at Ubisoft and has also as matte painter ...continue
Win one of two tickets for Playgrounds Blend with Firestarter!

Win one of two tickets for Playgrounds Blend with Firestarter!

You have the chance to win one of two full-pass tickets for Playgrounds Blend. This means you will take part at the event in Breda and in Amsterdam. Are you ready to rock the Netherlands and listen to the wise words of Darek Zabrocki and Moby Francke among others?  Then comment under this post an...continue
Win a ticket to THU 2019

Win a ticket to THU 2019

The time for our annual THU ticket contest has come! As a huge thank you to our readers and community, we are having a fun giveaway, where you can win a FREE ticket to THU 2019, in Valetta, Malta! Whether this would be your first THU event or you would want to experience the magic of it ...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
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
What To Do When A Client Can’t Afford You

What To Do When A Client Can’t Afford You

Performance Tip#673When the Client Can’t Afford You**Disclaimer: the following tips are geared toward private clients and small businesses. Likely these tips will get you laughed at by large companies unless you have an established relationship**Now that’s out of the way, let’s get down.You are g...continue
Welcome! New page!

Welcome! New page!

Welcome to the new Firestarter portal. It seems that a download page for a PDF cannot contain the whole aspect of community events and workshops, so now you will be able tosearch for events on a mapcheck out our calendar and import events to your ownsign up for the newsletter to stay informed abo...continue
Wacom’s The Next Level Creative Competition

Wacom's Next Level

With only one week to go to take part in Wacom’s The Next Level Creative Competition they are calling creatives to submit their digital art. Participants have the chance to showcase their work alongside 6 featured artists from around the world at exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Portla...continue

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