I've always wanted a thread around for dumping links to art blogs and art news. Paying attention to the art world in a broad sense isn't necessarily essential for doing good work, but I think having an ear out for things that aren't just in your corner of the industry is a good thing. It used to be the only "Art News" I knew about was ImagineFX and Juxtapoz, But the landscape has really changed with big sites tumblrs filling in the gap to give us different view points.
A few notes:
-Kickstarter links have a blanket ban on the forum, so don't link them.
-All tumblrs should be considered NSFW
But you should not if one has a particular amount of nudity or whatever. Don't link to porn blogs, and if you are in doubt, ask
-Exhausting "is this art" conversations aren't really the point, share and be merry
. Discussion is always allowed, but if you just haaate some media and someone posts it, relax bro.
Where Should I Look for News and Inspiration?
Links for you to get startedIllustrationgurneyjourney.blogspot.ca/
James Gurney's blog is pretty great. Lots of posts that prod the intricacies of painting and the archaic bits in field of picture making.muddycolors.blogspot.ca/
Muddy Colors is a blog with a lot of contributors that deals with the illustration industry and the process of illustration.Comics and animation:http://www.cartoonbrew.com/http://www.booooooom.com/http://spx.tumblr.com/http://wannabeanimator.tumblr.com/http://www.comicsandcola.com/
Comics, interviews, reviewshttp://comicsworkbook.tumblr.com/
Frank runs a blog that has a lot of interesting stuff on it. His taste is very apparent, a lot of rough handmade stuff, very formalistic. He has a lot of opinions too.http://www.inkstuds.org/
Good interviews, mostly alt, indie and underground comicsContemporary, Gallery focused blogs: http://artruby.com/http://www.thisiscolossal.com/http://supersonicart.com/Inspiration Blogshttp://thisisnthappiness.com/http://slapdashing.tumblr.com/linesandcolors.com/todaysinspiration.blogspot.ca/
Today's Inspiration focuses on digging up and posting things from the mid-20th century "the Golden Age of Illustration". A lot of old and interesting magazine and book cover illustrations.illustrationart.blogspot.ca/
Illustration Art "Celebrating great art in humble places: the glorious talents of artists who illustrate stories, advertisements and comics." Another blog that deals in a lot of old timey art. It has a more comic content than Today's Inspiration.Directories and Wikishttps://www.reddit.com/r/art/wiki/relatedhttp://www.wikiart.org/