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Artitechs is a group that celebrates full, wholesome illustration and the artists who make them!

Through the gallery and favs, we "artitechs" aim to inspire artists with artwork that makes use of full backgrounds, masterful perspectives, compositions, concepts, and completeness!

In a world where it seems like embellished worlds and backgrounds are becoming an endangered species, artitechs work feverishly to keep them alive with technical proficiency and hard work.

Artitechs promises to not just collect popular work. We aim to find new work that you may not have known ever existed. Unlike many other groups, we promise to never fill your inbox with every applicable daily-deviation featured that day.
Founded 6 Years ago
Jan 8, 2010


Group Focus
Art Collection

Media Type
Digital and/or Traditional Media

1,451 Members
3,049 Watchers
85,466 Pageviews
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Inspiring Finds

Animation Backgrounds:

Backgrounds from TEKKONKINKREET:…
found by linny-brown

Artist's Portfolios:

The art of Tegura Tohru:…
found by anikakinka

Bob Rafei of NaughtyDog Studios:
found by DragonElement11

Dylan Cole Studio:
found by Carthegian

Feng Zhu Design:
found by fox-orian

Have a gallery from the web you'd like to add?
Note the group or the founder, abigbat with a link!









Update on Group Activity:
Artitechs appreciates all the submissions you guys give us! However, we admins are also busy people, and there's a chance that your submission could go unvoted on and expire. If this happens, feel free to resubmit it.

Obligatory Group Guidelines:
Our focus is to attempt to become a grounds of inspiration for artists interested in seeing work completed wholly, with characters, backgrounds, foregrounds, etc -- the whole works. That said, there are obviously some very specific kinds of artworks that become prime artitechs material.

All of the artworks that appear in this group are official, owned, and copyrighted works to their original creators. This group is NOT a stock background collection. No parts of any work that appears here may be used for personal gain. We aim to inspire -- not steal. Needless to say, that also means this group does not accept stock backgrounds.

For both the gallery and favs, not all types of art are accepted here at Artitechs since we're a focused art group. Check over these points first before submitting something! This list is to be followed by members before submitting and by contributors for voting!

These are not RULES, just guidelines. Don't take this list as pure black and white fact -- there are exceptions to everything.

What is accepted:
- Work that shows exceptional technical achievement in understanding composition, perspective, color, lighting, etc.
- Drawn or painted original work, in digital or traditional mediums.
- We don't only accept perspective pieces -- any work with full backgrounds are acceptable!
- This includes inspiring comic pages, images with fantastic dynamic angles, and landscapes!
- Unique photography of locations to provide inspiration in the "Photo Inspirations" Favs folder.
- 3D work that is 100% original and shows inspiring technical understanding. All models, textures, and post processing are made first-hand.

What isn't accepted:
- No unfinished work, unless submitted to the Sketches collection.
- Work with vignetted, nondescript, obscure, or amorphous backgrounds.
- No photo manipulations. [This means things like photo-darkroom images and photo-based mattes.]
- No 3D Renders that use stock models, have little technical achievement, or landscapes simply made from Auto-Gen software like Bryce.

Possible Exceptions, to name a few:
Obviously, there are exceptions to everything, and exceptions can occur on a submission-by-submission basis. Some points may include...
- Incredible work that may not be 100% complete, [such as an exceptional uncolored sketch.]
- Environment speed paintings.
- Matte paintings where the original plate is practically completely covered with original content.
- An image dominated mostly by characters / a character, but still makes for an overall exceptionally complete [and satisfying] picture.

Anyone can join! Joining allows you to submit or suggest work to be added to the Gallery!
- What benefits do members have for joining versus just watching?
If you plan on submitting suggestions for the favs or gallery, you'll want to become a member first. Members can suggest to submit work to any folder within the gallery and favs, and require fewer votes for their suggestions to be accepted, but still must follow guidelines. If all you want to do is keep tabs on submissions, then watching will be well suited enough.
Non-members are restricted to just the Favs Featured folder, and require more votes.

Want to become a contributor? A contributor is an inspiring artist who is looked up to by many. [Note: NOT popularity. But a role-model.] If you create work that constantly makes others jaws drop, then you should consider joining as a contributor!
- What benefits do contributors have over members?
Contributors are a form of administration. Contributors are able to submit work to the gallery and favs without a voting process, since they are trusted masters of the art of backgrounding, perspective, composition, etc. Contributors also vote on suggested additions to the galleries from members.
- I'm interested in becoming a Contributor. Can I apply?
Send fox-orian a note, or leave a comment here about your intent, and we'll consider you! We'll either send you an invite to become a contributor, or promote you [if you're already a member,] if we think your work meets the standards of an artitech.
You can also pit yourself to the voting process of our other contributors by joining and selecting you'd like to apply as a Contributor.

Think you have a deviation or two worth being in the artitechs gallery? Don't hesitate to submit whatever you think would be good! All submissions are subject to vote for entry, so if it meets our standards of quality, it'll get in!

If you submit a personal artwork, and we decline it for entry, don't feel bad! You can use it as an opportunity to get some feedback! We'll never decline an entry without saying why we think so. Part of the creative process all artists must face sooner or later is criticism. It's how you become stronger! Contributors and administration are the ones who vote. If we have time available, we'll leave private feedback for you within the submission area.
If your deviation came close to getting in, [such as a 2/3 yes, 3/3 no vote,] feel free to resubmit it to the Favs!

If you have a deviation that you want to get a little more attention, feel free to suggest it! Just as long as it fits somewhere inside the already-established collection folders! Some minimum standards of quality must be met here, as well, but it's far less critical than the main gallery.

The "Photo Inspirations" Favs Folder:
- Anyone can submit to this folder. This folder is for photographers to share photos of interesting locales that could be inspiring or motivational to base a background off of. Sometimes artists need that real-world reference to get the look of their own fictional scenes JUST right. Please make sure you make your own personal usage terms clear on your photography. It is possible some artists may derive your photography as the basis of a background in their own work. State clearly what is and isn't okay to do before submitting!
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JYoung82 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
I hope the comment below is an exaggeration because this is a great group - and it's wonderful to have my work accepted! Thank you very much!
Anako-ART Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Each of my submissions in recent months expired, I'm sadly guessing the group is dead. :/
jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I voted for your work to get in. You have some lovely work! But, yes, this group is kindof inactive
Anako-ART Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Aw, thank you very much! :heart:

It really saddens me, because this is one of the few groups on dA that kept great quality. For years I've been waiting for the moment to be good enough to have my work accepted - and now it's abandoned! My usual bad luck. ;)

All the good groups on dA are dying, that's too bad. :(
jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I think many people on the good groups just get busy and forget to check it regularly. Sadly there's a lot of great art that just expires. But at least I saw your message when checking today and got to discover your wonderful work. It's very nice to meet you!
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VJD-Communication Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015

You have an impressive gallery. :wow:


:+devwatch: :excited:
Anako-ART Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Is the group still alive...?
abigbat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hello! It is chugging along, but I think everyone (myself included) has been crazy busy over the last year so submissions have been slow. Will try to sort that out :)
warobruno Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Professional Filmographer
yess why?
jermilex Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I hope so
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