Getting StARTed with Art Prompts
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Looking for inspiration?

Every artist can relate to hitting a creative block, but sometimes all it takes to break it is some simple inspiration. To help, we created Getting StARTed, a video series designed to inspire anyone looking to kickstart their artistic journey.

Check out the Getting StARTed videos for prompts to get your own art started! Get to drawing and submit your illustration with the tag #DAGettingStARTed to earn a brand-new Profile badge!

DA-GS-badge@5x

Follow these easy steps to enter:

  • Watch: View the featured videos and discover the latest prompts.
  • Make: Create art based on the prompt you choose in whatever format you desire.
  • Submit: Upload your art to DeviantArt with the tag #DAGettingStARTed to get the badge!

Want the extra challenge? Submit drawings for all 10 videos!

Check out these prompts!

Watch these videos from IsiahXBradley, Skirtzzz, Iamjustino, DasGnomo, AshMcGivern, jacarvajal, himaeart, MartinWongPhoto, velvetspectrum, and alexalvarez, and pick your prompt!

Example Art

Check out these submissions from your fellow deviants and members of the DA Staff!

24 Carrot Bunny
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Getting StARTed - 20 min Miranda Monster Prom!
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Warrior
Goblin!
Getting StARTed with Art Prompts : Little Girl
Dead king
ThePivotsXXD - Getting StARTed

Your Thoughts

Answer in the comments below.

  1. How do you deal with creative block?
  2. How do you decide what you want to draw?
  3. Tag a deviant you want to encourage to get started!
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Suzume0ND's avatar
Suzume0NDHobbyist Digital Artist

How do you deal with creative block?

I look the others art to get inspirated uwu

How do you decide what you want to draw?

I don't decide, just happens uwu

Tag a deviant you want to encourage to get started!

No thanks :c

#DAGettingStARTed#DAGettingStARTed #GettingStARTed#GettingStARTed

ToshidoGamekaze's avatar
ToshidoGamekazeHobbyist Digital Artist

How do you deal with creative block?

Well there's plenty of methods of breaking through an art block, a few common ones i can think of is finding some inspiration from a livestream you've just watched recently, and possibly around different kinds of landscapes that one can take a good look at and draw it from memory

How do you decide what you want to draw?

Either one has found some Inspiration from something, or just in a mood to update some of the older works of art and give a few tweaks to make it look better or even giving it an overall to match your current art style.

Tag a deviant you want to encourage to get started!

MMMMMXVII

#DAGettingStARTed #GettingStARTed

MMMMMXVII's avatar
MMMMMXVIIHobbyist Digital Artist

I'm trying my best :b

It's not much about art block, it's either a motivational block or the fact that it is a lot that is on my to do list. ^^

ToshidoGamekaze's avatar
ToshidoGamekazeHobbyist Digital Artist

Ahh I see. at least it's a good thing you do got plenty of art ideas, but now you gotta find a way to get through a motivation block one way or another.

MMMMMXVII's avatar
MMMMMXVIIHobbyist Digital Artist

well, they're mostly requests and stuff,

but any ideas that come into my mind, I write down, and safe for some other time :)

ToshidoGamekaze's avatar
ToshidoGamekazeHobbyist Digital Artist

That's pretty neat.

SerenityIgracima's avatar
SerenityIgracimaNew Deviant
Entry for Getting StARTed

Here's my sad entry

Prompt: Princess

#DAGettingStARTed #GettingStARTed

Kuroshire's avatar
KuroshireHobbyist Filmographer

I repeat! I haven't gotten a badge yet!

ScalyFlower's avatar

You'll have to resubmit it (don't edit, it won't work) with the tag #dagettingstarted

You made a typo, you wrote startted. You should get it soon after reposting^^

Seneya's avatar
SeneyaHobbyist Photographer

How do you deal with creative block?

- Usually trying to learn seriously.

How do you decide what you want to draw?

- I don't. Either nothing or everything at once.

Tag a deviant you want to encourage to get started!

-TomTom! :D

#DAGettingStARTed#DAGettingStARTed

AngelJasiel's avatar
AngelJasielHobbyist Digital Artist
:: Peach!! ::

here is my drawing

prompt: princess

#DAGettingStARTed#DAGettingStARTed

CooperGal24's avatar
CooperGal24Hobbyist General Artist

Hi! I actually did one of the prompts here and included the hashtag and everything:

Angel - Getting StARTed Prompt #DAGettingStARTed

But I haven’t gotten the badge, is there something I’m not doing right or what?

Nikithe9's avatar
Nikithe9Student
  1. Try to brainstorm some neat ideas and get inspiration from various other things.
  2. Just doodle something or try to draw something unique.
  3. Gonna pass on this one. I'm good to go!

Prompt: Simplistic and Cartoony:

Little smiling cartoony man(DAprompt)
retr0dude's avatar
retr0dudeHobbyist General Artist

-_-

Kuroshire's avatar
KuroshireHobbyist Filmographer

Excuse me, I made a drawing and submitted it with this tag yesterday but I haven't received a badge yet

Foxy and Pongo
EmiDaWeird's avatar
EmiDaWeirdStudent Digital Artist

1. Listen to music, I start getting ideas through the feelings music gives me.

2. I just start drawing, draw random shapes and make something out of it!

3. Cl4usy

Prompt: Princess :3

Present for my lil cous!

#DAGettingStARTed

Cl4usy's avatar
Cl4usyHobbyist Digital Artist

Ahhhh this is one of the kindest things someone's ever said, thank you so much!!! I'm very happy I inspire you!!!

EmiDaWeird's avatar
EmiDaWeirdStudent Digital Artist

No problem!! You're really awesome, and I love your works so much!! Lucky Star - Konata Excited

Cl4usy's avatar
Cl4usyHobbyist Digital Artist

Ahhhh your too kind!!! Words can't even begin to describe how happy I am to hear this ^w^

UBW007's avatar
UBW007New Deviant

lol3D Llama Badge

Fancycolorfeast's avatar
FancycolorfeastHobbyist General Artist

Well this is a cool challenge for beginner artists on here; though I’m definitely not a beginner I am going to give this a shot.

How do you deal with creative block?

Well to be honest I really don’t have creative blocks when it comes to my visual art:shrug: or :dunno: , because I have such a creative imagination I always find inspiration and creativityIcon: imagination . So I really have no art blocks in fact I would have the opposite, too much inspiration (I have an art “idea list” that almost a page long^^; )

How do you decide what you want to draw?

Well that’s a harder question for me and my multiple techniques, As of now I have a bunch of unfinished artwork that I’m trying to complete so for uncomplete artwork I try to stick to what I originally was making or add to it. However if it’s a new artwork I’m starting I usually get inspiration out of my creativity and go from there or I look to my art idea list and start from there.

Tag a deviant you want to encourage to get started!

Oh no not again , Well I would but I don’t know how…so…..Shy

EquinoxtheNightWing's avatar
EquinoxtheNightWingHobbyist Digital Artist

How do you deal with creative block?

I like to browse art here on deviantart for some inspiration.

How do you decide what you want to draw?

I guess it depends on whether I have requests or commissions pending, I'll draw those first.

Tag a deviant you want to encourage to get started!

Don't really know anyone to tag, they all seem to have gotten started!

Alpha878's avatar
Alpha878 Artist
  1. I forget about my art or mess around on canvas to see if I get any inspiration.
  2. I usually know what I want to draw before I start, but this means I only post art every month or so because I draw on a whim
  3. Don't know who to tag
luvliartlady's avatar

Quick question: does anyone else know if there will be more than 10 prompts, or is that it?

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