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The favorites are a collection of both pictures that have been genuinely improved through critique, as well as various "serious" artworks that may serve as an example and/or a source of inspiration.
This journal comes from :iconclaralieu:, an art professor who would like to share with prospective artists a book that they have completed writing that may help and aid those who are looking to succeed in their art beyond their current level of accomplishment. Cheers!

Clara writes:

I'm an art professor, and I would like to share with you the publication of my new book, "Learn, Create, and Teach: A Guide to Building a Creative Life." This book delivers succinct, practical, and candid advice that addresses both common concerns in the creative path and the challenges an artist faces in the real world.

What people are saying about the book:

"…a great collection of key lessons that will help anyone become more successful in life and their chosen profession."

"...A definite must-have for any prospective or on-coming art students curious about what to expect, the practical advice provided here ultimately pertains to anyone at any level in a creative career."

“The wisdom in this book would take art students and new artists years to accumulate…”

Buy the book on Amazon:…

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Who are we?

Serious Artists is, as you may have guessed from the title, a club created by, with and for serious artists. These are artists who take their craft seriously, who understand what it takes to become a good, or perhaps even a great artist and have the drive and will to get there.

This is a place were such artists may come together to be inspired, to give and receive critique and to encourage. Know that this is not a place for a pat on the back, unless you truly deserved one.

PLEASE READ: If you are trying to join, be sure to provide us with a small explanation on why you would like to be a part of this group. I'm also encouraging you to tell us a bit about yourself and what you are striving for as an artist. This helps us to get an idea of your sincerity and of course it's nice to know a little more about who is joining!

Empty join requests may be declined without further explanation.



Members, contributors as well as the founder of this club are serious about art, about their own and other people's improvement. It speaks for itself that there is no level of quality required, but if you can't give or take critique well, then this is probably not the group for you. Remember that any critique given to you is an attempt to help you improve, not to make you feel bad or discourage you. Even if you don't agree with the critique, it is still all good intent so be curt.

Work submitted to this gallery must (obviously) be your own. Once submitted, it is automatically subject to critique in whatever form. It helps if you point out a specific area you're having trouble with. We do not accept literature work as we can't provide proper critique on it. Our group's focus lies on visual art only.

Giving inappropriate critique or "butthurt" responses to genuine critique will result in removal of your membership or in severe cases even a ban. You may also want to read these pointers on critique to get you started.

Although I would think this is logical, if someone took the time to write a critique for you, be sure to let them know you read it. If we feel that you aren't being serious about the critique or if you ignore it, we will send you a reminder. Fail to respond to that and there's a big chance you will be removed from the group. Please don't waste people's time like that.

Members may only submit 1 piece a day to prevent flooding (and honestly, one genuine critique a day should give you plenty of material to think about and work with).










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CLAUDIAROVITO Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for accept.........!!!!!!!!
LhuneArt Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :).
SanpaSazzaro Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm... is there any way to view all critiques on all the art in the gallery?
LhuneArt Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm afraid there isn't, deviantART doesn't have a function like that. You can simply browse through the deviations and see if you can find critiques written by our members though :).
SanpaSazzaro Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Darn, alright.
M41-Ty Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Does anyone have any useful tips or resources for getting started in a digital painting style where you can sort of see the brush strokes?
LhuneArt Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, try keeping your opacity high with every brush you use and make sure the brush has hard edges :).
PMMurphy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So i tried submitting work for about a month after i joined and it never popped up as a recent group.

Then i finally looked and said to myself " HEY I JOINED ALL THESE GROUPS". So i went to my widget thing and realized it did add me to all these groups and i needed to manually submit work. *facepalm*

ANyway i dont know why im saying this to this one group in particular but i plan to be more active with the group and submitting my stuff. Hope you guys enjoy what i submit too!
rice-chex Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting group! I shall keep my eye on you.
mandi5000 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for the acceptance! I can't wait to get better :D
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