What is it?
DeviantArt wants to give artists the ability to continue doing what they love; being creative! That’s why we created the DeviantArt Collective, a program that sponsors exciting and uplifting artists. We’ll be working closely with these artists to engage and inspire the art community on DeviantArt through contests, challenges, and more. We hope that you find inspiration — as we did — from this unique group and join in as we delve deeper into the art community and what makes it so special. We’ll be featuring interviews with the artists on DeviantArt, as well as sharing some of the Collective’s newest works and community initiatives.
If you feel you'd be a good fit, we're opening this opportunity up for more and more deviants; hope to see you there!
Who's in it?
We're so excited to announce the current and past members of the DeviantArt Collective. These deviants have shown real joy in enriching the art community, and we can't wait to see what they do next on DeviantArt and on their streams!
@CalvinSimsArt is a self-taught digital illustrator. He enjoys drawing fan art and pinups. He is a huge fan of video game art and loves to recreate his favorite character designs in his own style. Calvin streams five hours a day, six days a week, while gaming, doing art, chatting, and enjoying the company of his community.
DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet CalvinSims Article
@ccayco is a full-time art streamer and art tutor. Primarily a traditional artist, his Twitch streams emphasize and focus on the study and practice of illustration. DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet Ccayco Article
@ChrissaBug is a 2D game artist and animator by day and a Twitch Streamer and illustrator by night based in Stockholm, Sweden. She loves painting cute, colorful, and expressive characters. In her streams, she loves to chat and connect with viewers while working on her art of the day. DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet ChrissaBug Article
@cnotbusch (Christopher R. Notbusch) is a self-taught traditional sculptor who found a career in live streaming while sculpting. They have been doing so since 2011. DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet Cnotbusch Article
@DanKendi (Daniel Kendi) is a Brazilian artist who graduated in architecture and urbanism but currently seeks to make a living through art. They love to teach and help their community grow their passion to create inspiring digital art pieces in a cozy and fun livestream environment. DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet DanKendi Article
@Dzikawa (Anya) is a Russian artist and Twitch streamer, who primarily creates digital art and manga. A teacher by day and streamer by night, they are thrilled to meet such inspiring people around the world!
DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet Dzikawa Article
@kaycemDA is a Filipino digital artist based in California who, after a 6 year hiatus, pivoted from software engineering to pursue art. He aspires to create visual stories similar to the anime and comics he grew up with. Since his first Twitch stream in 2020, he’s been sharing his art journey in hopes that it may inspire and challenge others within the community!
DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet Kaycem Article
@kloir (aka Sam) loves painting landscapes and environments! They studied digital art & animation in college and fell in love with painting landscapes. They stream 4 days a week to help people unwind from their days and to spread knowledge for background art!
DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet Kloir Article
@mcroft07 (Melissa Croft) is a self taught makeup and body artist who streams full time on Twitch. She paints herself into popular characters and also loves abstract/detail designs. Despite having to bulk buy liquid eyeliner by the tonne, she relentlessly creates three to four looks a week as she tries to race against the new designs that continuously pop into her head. DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet MCroft07 Article
@PixiePowderPuff is a self-taught digital illustrator. She loves to draw sexy characters highlighting their unique features and expressions. Pixie streams three times a week on Twitch where she and her horde of animal co-hosts entertain and encourage her art community.
DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet PixiePowderPuff Article
@simoneferriero is an illustrator and comic book artist based in Italy. He works as a freelance artist on branded projects and on personal works as well, collaborating with companies like Clip Studio Paint, Celsys, Huion, XP-Pen, Parblo, Artisul, Graphixly, and Wacom. His work has been featured on many platforms like Reddit, Ko-fi, DeviantArt, Imgur, and by thousands of fans across all his social media. DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet SimoneFerriero Article
@stumpyfongo graduated in 2012 with a BFA in Illustration and spent the next eight years in-studio working on the marketing side of the entertainment industry on projects like video game key art, movie posters, and toy Box Art. He's worked with clients like Disney, Ubisoft, Activision, EA Games, Lucas Arts, Hasbro, and many more. In August of 2020 he made the decision to go full-time freelance and now streams his art online most week days as a Twitch Partner.
DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet StumpyFongo Article
@sylessae is a self-taught digital artist with a love for fantasy characters. Driven by passion and positivity, she is on an endless journey to encourage others to follow their own creative dreams—no matter how big or small. When she's not creating art, she's fumbling on roller skates, taking cat naps, and recharging with the not-so-occasional googly-eye dance on stream.
DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet Sylessae Article
@Tofusenshi (Petra Zemánková) is a self-taught digital artist based in Czech Republic. She has streamed her art journey from the very beginning on Twitch while sharing her learning process and passion, already for 5 years and it has become her living. One of her goals is to study at FZD school in Singapore and become a studio artist.
DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet Tofusenshi Article
@TheOneWithBear (Sarajean Chung) is a freelance illustrator who cannot make up her mind on what medium to use for her next piece. Aside from daydreaming about different projects she'll eventually work on, she spends her days nerding out on tech and video games to anyone who would listen. Born in Taiwan, her art is heavily influenced by eastern cultures.
DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet TheOneWithBear Article
@TsaoShin is a digital painter and professional conceptual illustrator based in the US! He loves fantasy and cute stuff and his artistic aesthetic is vibrant and colorful. He loves giving back to the art community so check out his tutorials and resources through DeviantArt, Twitch, and YouTube.
DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet TsaoShin Article
@VulpsieArt is a varied artist that specializes in 3D character, toy design, and concept. She currently works as a freelance artist, previously at a few game studios and toy companies. She's been streaming her art on Twitch since 2015 starting out in traditional sculpting and more recently Zbrush and Blender.
DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet Vulpsie Article
Past Collective Members:
@OverlordJC : DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet JC Article
@Quelfabulous: DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet Quelfabulous Article
@ergojosh (Josh) is an artist currently living in Atlanta, Georgia. Although he was born in Lagos, Nigeria: Josh was raised by his parents in the United States. He has always held a strong passion for the arts which persisted throughout his childhood and adolescence. During his time at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Josh immersed himself in digital art before
completing his Bachelors of Architecture Degree in 2017. After 2 years of experience working as a design professional at a local architecture firm, he now pursues his art career full time as a visual artist, mentor, educator. Josh is best known for his youtube channel where he focuses on sharing his experiences, and artistic knowledge through enjoyable educational videos.
@TastyPeachStudios (Riss) has held a love for creating since she was a child. The mission and vision of her brand has always been to bring happiness & comfort to others. She's a driven self-taught artist with a passion for character creation and design. When she was 10 she had a dream, to be an artist the rest of her life & to bring smiles to the world.
In 2010 she started her journey to do just that. In the last 11 years she and her team have worked hard to build this brand into what is it today: A well known, officially licensed brand with the continued passion to make hard times a little softer for everyone.
DeviantArt Profile // Twitch // Meet TastyPeachStudios Article
Community Challenges and Tutorials!
Join in with the DeviantArt community in some of these fun activities created and run by the artists in the Collective! The Monthly Challenge // The Weekly Art Tip
How can I join?
The DeviantArt Collective was developed to celebrate streaming artists who nurture inspiring and inclusive spaces. Does that sound like you? If so, click this link and fill out the form to apply!
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