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I Am An Artist

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    I like art. Do you guys like drawing,

    painting, coloring, or what? I like drawing the most but I like how paint looks more
    Ngatt1 Ngatt1 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    This is one of my paintings.

    ..I don't usually show anything off that I do, cause in my eyes it's never that great always things I could have tweaked...so I really don't know why I'm posting this, I guess it's different when u post for people you don't know ...oh well...anyways, there it is..
    Starvin9Artist1 Starvin9Artist1 22-25, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    Luna Pet Portraits :)

    over the last 2-3 years i have been working at improving the quality of my work. I work with pastel and pastel pencils and have recently started doing commissioned pet portraits. It feels great that people actually want to pay me for my work! I have just set up a FB page please...
    LunaWolff LunaWolff 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    Artists, I need your help!

    So, I get to paint a wall mural at my college, and it absolutely has to have a dragon and a floating castle (with a giant moon in the background with vines and a waterfall :) ). When my instructor asked me what my message was, I was like "uhm..." because my purpose was just to...
    Drag0nMaster Drag0nMaster 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Miniature Schnauzer Step-by-Step

    Hey art fans! Apparantly you like these sequences cuz they get a lot of views and some "heart"s lol so here's another one. :):) I started this soft pastel portrait of a Miniature Schnauzer yesterday afternoon and I did a bit more this morning. It's just a practice piece...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 20 Responses Aug 14, 2009

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    I love doodling! <3 Sometimes,

    I just listen to music and draw anything I feel.
    hannahlulz hannahlulz 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    If you go up to an artist

    and tell them how awesome their work is, they will most likely say no, it's crap, i have to fix it, etc. but if you go up to an artist and give them constructive criticism, they will most likely say, i knew it was crap! and then tear up the paper and start on a new page.
    hopelesslyalone7654321 hopelesslyalone7654321 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    My paintings have officially been accepted.

    They are being put on display so people can buy them. I'm so excited.
    NoRegretsAndNoRemorse NoRegretsAndNoRemorse 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    My thoughts are the paint brush my emotions the

    canvas, I rarely shed a tear but when I do each one tells it's own story
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M Apr 5

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    RaisedByTheWolves RaisedByTheWolves 13-15, F 19 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    UnusualArtist UnusualArtist 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton,

    fully shaded and all of that fun stuff. Hours were spent on this. Hours.
    RedMarcher RedMarcher 18-21, M 5 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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    Just sold some art for $20!

    Not much but still exciting
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 6 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    Inspired By My Best Friend On Ep :)

    Hey Art fans! :) I'm back with another step-by-step demonstration of my work. This time I used my day off EP to start work on a portrait of a horse. I have been inspired by the work of one of my friends, and though this is nothing like the style that she does, it is, at...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 52 Responses Jul 26, 2009

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    What do you think of this piece?

    I painted it for a friend.
    SKDel SKDel 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 6

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    I am a 22 year old creative trying to figure

    out how to create without worrying about negative criticism.
    vidaillustrates vidaillustrates 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 7

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    Love To Create

    I enjoy drawing and painting and creating allsorts of art. I like using various mediums from Oils, Oil Pastels, Pencils and Acrylics and have used various sized paper and canvas sizes from A5 to A2. I've done 33 pieces of artwork so far from portraits, abstract, scenic and of...
    UnhappySmiles UnhappySmiles 36-40, F 7 Responses Aug 13, 2013

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    I made this out of rough glass squares

    and gorilla wood glue and part of a cabinet that broke. It's a moonlit Saguaro silhouette.
    FrictionFractal FrictionFractal 31-35, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Art Is My Passion...

     Passion: There are many things in life that will catch your eye...but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those. Once upon a time...I wanted to be an artist...and a writer...but life sorta kinda happened. Life's kind of like that. At least...the life that I've always...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 10 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    I drew this for my friends Cancer benefit.

    She is beautiful inside and out! Chemo is all done with and she is better than ever!
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 17

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    I love art, been painting

    and doing photography for as long as I can remember. It makes me feel at ease with my life and i can freely exprress myself. Love architecture ! :))
    Rosepetal10 Rosepetal10 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 13, 2014

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    So I am honestly and out of work dancer a free

    lance artist I miss dance dance is my life and because of anxiety for the past two and a half years I have had a desk job and I'm ready to return to the dance world I have been shy a lot and I have been heart broken and the dance world can be quite vicious but with my heart and...
    imissdnce imissdnce 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    GallyG GallyG 41-45, F 7 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I never used to call myself this.

    But if you believe as I do that art is a product of the soul turning suffrage into beauty, then we are all artists, dabbling in a million different mediums.I feel the most beautiful smeared all over with paint. :)Until about 3 years ago I merely sketched, and thought I could not...
    AphroditeComplex AphroditeComplex 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    What do you think????

    ?? Good bad!
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 8 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Am I Really An Artist Anymore?

    Since I've been doing graphic design work for the last three or four years and working much more with computers than with pencil and paper, I wonder sometimes if I'm really what you'd call an artist anymore. Generally speaking, I design print layouts and website templates. I work...
    gooddave gooddave 31-35, M 4 Responses Jun 13, 2011

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    New painting! Feeling amazing!

    No negative vibes:3
    CuteLittleScrewUp CuteLittleScrewUp 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 4

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    I express myself through words

    and writing . I highly doubt that's widely considered art but eh
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 23

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    I am a painter and it's the only job I ever

    want to do. It's exciting and I meet amazing people and set my own schedule. There are some bad points. First, artists don't like each other. I never had an arch enemy, until I went to college for fine arts. There is another talented artist who I can't compliment on her work...
    Mokiba Mokiba 31-35, M 6 Responses Apr 1

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    One of my darker peices.

    My story is too short. This should be enough characters.
    anhonestmouse anhonestmouse 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Breakingkal Breakingkal 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I'm looking to starting creating my own

    manga/comic but im not sure on how to go about drawing panels. Does anyone have any tips? And I want to do it in semi-realistic style like the cover pic I made.
    BlackSeraphim BlackSeraphim 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Am I An Artist

    I stare with you at the colored palettes on the wall, Chosen, judged, and hung like captured men. You see something there, I see it in you. You stare, you gasp, you cry. I see some things, too; but you don’t see it in me. I look and others gasp, others cry. Your feelings wash...
    PaleFox PaleFox 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 27, 2013

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    There's nothing quite like the human body.

    We are magnificent, we are beautiful..I like to celebrate people by drawing and painting them. Muscle studies are among my favorite..they fascinate me
    yourtheocean yourtheocean 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    I am pretty damn proud of how I painted his

    hands. http://lolinondoda.deviantart.com/art/Orange-521698725
    Lolinondoda Lolinondoda 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    It's my mums birthday today

    and I forgot so I managed to paint this of her dog in an hour... Opinions? Is it present worthy? (I know, I'm a bad daughter and I know it's pretty ****)
    Raeee1996 Raeee1996 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    If I wasn't in love with science,

    I'd like to pursue art as a professional career. But, I'm still young, maybe I can!
    sheridanlugo sheridanlugo 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    LadyMegan LadyMegan 61-65, F 7 Responses Jan 10

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    my art is the food I make in large extravagant

    arangements I cant wait till my next compatistion
    closetgay15 closetgay15 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    I love painting with oils

    and watercolours with an impressionist style. I am currently studying to become an artist and eventually I wish to be as good as impressionists like Claude Monet.
    Sophoxox Sophoxox 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2014

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    Modern art can be so hard to grasp.

    Sometimes I don't even know what I'm drawing!
    hannahlulz hannahlulz 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    I feel like I am really bad at conceptualizing.

    I am really good technically but I feel conceptually I am so boring it bothers me. I want to know if there are any tutorials or something to help me be more creative with my pieces.
    littlefox2 littlefox2 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 3

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    I birthed from the Womb,

    with paintbrush in hand and pencil in the other. Picasso? He's my far distant brother. ') Give me any blank space, and it became my Canvas. Filled with Shapes, Wonder, and Colour; much so, I'd create a new Land Mass. See the rhythm of my Muse, Become Bewildered, the choices...
    H4IZURU H4IZURU 22-25, M Mar 23

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    cleef84 cleef84 26-30, M 8 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    I painted this and it took me 2 weeks.

    It's a bird of paradise flower.
    Nior18 Nior18 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    Emergency please someone call 9-1-1/ The same

    date that the twin towers fell son/ Is this a coincidence or am I just completely dumb/ But it seems like we celebrate 9/11 each day with a gun/ Kids get slain/ Free from life's chains/ But still a slave/ To these statistics that materials portray/ Left alone in a box society's...
    SEKONSxEKx214 SEKONSxEKx214 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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