Looking for a place on the internet to show off your artwork for free? Here’s a list of what’s available for artists to create free online portfolios…
1. Deviant Art– Deviant Art is maybe the most popular place on the internet where you can show your artwork to others. It’s free to sign up and start showing off your art. There is a paid service as well.
2. Art 3000– Art 3000 is a free online gallery for artists and photographers. Some of the features of this site include image protection (important), creation of up to 10 galleries, commission free, and you can link to your website if you have one.
3. FoundMyself– FoundMyself.com is a well presented website that allows you to not only display your portfolio, but also sell your art for free. This website is well-built and aesthetically pleasing. It is a bit more professional looking than DeviantArt.com and Art-3000.com. It also includes a forum where artists can meet and discuss.
4. NoBullArt– Okay, so the name is a little strange. But you can create a free gallery of your artwork online here and best of all, you can sell it. The website is already integrated with selling tools like Google Checkout and PayPal.
5. ArtistSearch.net– ArtistSearch.net allows you to create your own blog that you can use to promote your artwork. You can even receive donations from your visitors. One drawback to this site is that you can only upload 3 images.
If none of these options seem appealing to you, remember that you can setup your own blog at blogspot.com or wordpress.com for free. You can also customize these options to function less like a blog and more like a website. If people don’t know about your artwork, they can’t buy it.