There's new website that's starting some shit around the art world. It's called Myartplot and its intent is to bring art from all artists in the world in a non-elitist kind of way. So I opened an account to check what this was all about and was quite pleased actually. The website works very much like things the internet has brought to us already like flickr and myspace.
What separates this from other art profile websites like myartspace.com and deviantart.com is the simpple design and accessibility. The layout is very light and not overworked and pretty much to the point and portfolios open up in flash which makes the single webpage presence of your profile more comfortable. Uploading and updating information in the art works similarly to flickr so there's no surfing from page to page which can be very annoying when you have a lot to update. I also like many of the other features.
The feature I like the most is the sales where you can set your price and safely sell your stuff and I already mentioned I like the portfolio layout. The only thing I wish you could do is zoom in in the artwork because some of my stuff is best presented on details and I think zooming capabilities would enhance the art experience. I would also like to see if some type of way of embedding MAP's portfolio to blogs or personal pages.
MAP also offers a network system like myspace or facebook which is very helpful for artists who think alike. Creating communities is a very powerful tool in the art world and networking seems to be one of MAPs fortes. It would be nice to see this grow into different groups within the website or have online shows featuring interesting groups in MAP.
If you are tired of rejection letters or just want to get your art out there right away or maybe you just want to meet other artists MAP is the way to go.
In other news I have finished my ambitious pens and sharpies 6ft tall drawing. I'm having trouble naming these so I guess I'll call em numbers. This is number 9. I'm working on another semi-big one and I guess I can onlly do 1-2 more of this series until I officially close it. Time to get those packets going. Be sure to check my MAP profile and see what the website is about by clicking the banner below ;)
MyArtPlot.com . Arts & Crafts Community, Platform, Market