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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 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 27, 2013

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     Finished this picture with a new art

    style. :3 Yay Homestuck!
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    LunarDream LunarDream 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I Finally Feel Free To Call Myself An Artist

    I started drawing at age 6 and never stopped. There was a lot of opposition to it from my mother and family. When I asked for drawing lessons at age 7 she screamed at me and said "you can't be an artist. We are poor. You need to learn to do something useful and earn a wage." I...
    TolstoiFan TolstoiFan 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 23, 2011

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    i love art, i always will,

    5 years committed to it.
    starfox22 starfox22 22-25, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I've been wanting to post this

    for a while. This is something I made when I was little. I believe I was around 8, 9, or 10 years old. I created this heart piece using just paint stamps that were round and in the shapes of circles.
    laubrown1 laubrown1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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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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    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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    My medium is hair. I love my career choice

    and I have such a passion for it. I take it very seriously and I get very frustrated when people try to tell me it is "easy" or "a college dropout job". My work is demanding and uses my brain and my body. I'm proud of my work and I love my clients. I go to work and make people...
    imallnat imallnat 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I'm looking at this blanking empty world

    and I think it's time I pick up my paint brush and give it life.
    Naty14 Naty14 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 23

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    Only Recently...

    as a teenager, i really loved art, but kind of got out of it as i got older.  so recently i felt that itch to create again...  and found myself loving it all over. i am in the process of teaching myself how to paint, and happily reveling in color and the merry mess i...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2007

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    Dancing With The Light

    It flowed today and i just did what i know. Dampy grisselly and a tad sensual.         a calm of general activity                        and crosswords.                                        Bring in the colour...
    lafsnack lafsnack 51-55, M 4 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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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 26-30, F 8 Responses Mar 13

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    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    even though im 15 i've sold many drawings

    and im proud to say that im a professional artist now :) please check out my youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/drawingart1
    creepypastafan creepypastafan 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Anyone else make art?

    I want to meet more artist
    RasinBoy RasinBoy 26-30, M 8 Responses Aug 3

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    Tho I don't feel like one right now.

    I feel like my work is really bad, compared to other people. Not to mention mad at photoshop. I was working on a new style of picture, and it didn't save it. I just don't feel like my work is any good at all. I feel like giving up on art..
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    ok i need help on monochrome painting,

    if im using one colour what do i do to change the tones of that one colour? do i actually use other colours?
    thehobbit2 thehobbit2 22-25, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ugh I'm so sad. I'm a perfectionist

    and I have no confidence in my art because of it.
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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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 5 Responses Aug 13, 2013

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    I need charcoal advice .

    How do you make it dark it always comes out light and what is the technique / things used to smudge with ?
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 30

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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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    Since I'm back in a great studio/gallery I've

    been the favorite of the master artist there, who is a really old man who I've known for about 12 years or so. He's the most famous artist where I live and does abstract art which is very cool, and he makes most the money in town for an artist. But he's not so arrogant and...
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    Artist Or Artisan

    Is it a bad thing that I've come to realize I think of myself more as an artisan then an artist? I've spent most of my life making my living from my hands but having creative tendencies.... not alot of galleries where I'm from or there wasn't anyway. Then my father died suddenly...
    metalmenace metalmenace 31-35 3 Responses Sep 15, 2012

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    What Art Has Done For Me.

    ... I truly love art whether its creating, studying, or teaching. Like most, I started at an early age, but also have stuck with it all my life. I never really understood why, but now I look back and understand it was as much for me and understanding myself in the form of my...
    Rederig Rederig 56-60, M 6 Responses Jan 23

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    Have you ever been crushed in the way

    that you’re completely disappointed at first, but then after the enormous waves of despondency crash at the shore line of abhor, it overrides that intolerance to pain and turns into pure hurt? Well I have. They say you need love, hate and betrayal to become an artist but I've...
    brii0budds brii0budds 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    This is my job back home in Canada,

    graffiti murals, tattoo designs and contemporary :) if you'd like to see my work message me :)
    sofka2312 sofka2312 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 8

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    Stuck.

    Lately, I can't paint.  I pick up a brush and I freeze, hand suspended over canvas.  I know what I want to paint, I see it in my mind, but I can't paint.  Any strokes I lay down are awkward and strange, and not at all like they should be.  I am frustrated...
    natlynn natlynn 26-30, F 10 Responses Jun 15, 2007

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    SimplyHearts SimplyHearts 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    I have a very unique natural gift

    that I passed down to my kids. I am pretty sure it is a mutation in my genes that makes us extra dexterous with out hand eye coordination. I even have extra tendons over my knuckles. My hands are always busy. When I close my eyes in the dark I am aware of every single rod...
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I am a graphic artist now

    but when I was about 8 years old (long ago in a galaxy far far away.) it would have been in the 1950s there was a show on television called "Learn to draw" with Jon Gnagy it was on Saturday mornings and I was hooked. I couldn't believe how easy he made it look. I followed his...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Today the master artist took me

    and another apprentice to lunch at an illegal restaurant. It was a very strange and surreal experience as usual with him. There was a dog in the restaurant who kept trying to bite us tho she was very pretty. The roof was made out of tin and they only served one thing...
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    CelaRose1995 CelaRose1995 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    When I'm sad, I find it helps me somewhat to

    draw. Today my mother called me a b*tch and a liar (again), so I went into the bathroom, looked in the mirror, and sketched what I saw. It didn't actually come out too bad, and I realised that, even in tears, I look beautiful and fragile.I guess I just wanted to say that no...
    xXTigerHeartXx xXTigerHeartXx 18-21 4 days ago

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    I love sketching and painting,

    always have since I was a kid. Its always been a very relaxing hobby for me and its something I can get really creative with. I have a very over active mind so it helps me get a lot of my ideas out in a way I can uniquely express them. I'm currently on the route to getting some...
    John992 John992 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 30

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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 14 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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      Trying so hard to get my art noticed

    and being from a small town doesn't help!! I paint emotion on canvas and wood. Please help support my art and like my page on Facebook. So much love!! http://facebook.com/SheArtsYou 
    skiescollide skiescollide 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Another sketch! This time,

    Olaf from Frozen :3
    PanicAtTheBlink PanicAtTheBlink 13-15, M 1 Response May 26

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    I am an aspiring artist

    and this is something that I drew xD
    minizooks minizooks 16-17, F 11 Responses Jun 23

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    I wish I loved my art

    as much as everyone else did
    Bluesrain Bluesrain 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    yeahohwell yeahohwell 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    My new project: portrait sketches of everyone

    at the studio! Commissioned by the master artist. That's 20-30 sketches. And they will all be printed in a book, a catalogue for the studio/gallery. The master loves me and his son loves me too. When the old man is gone (he's very old) then his son will be there to take...
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F Aug 16

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    I want to show my work In a gallery in Colorado

    or Amsterdam, or place similar. I want my art to purely enhance someone's high, so you must smoke a joint before you can enter. Acid Art.
    Phib Phib 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    These are some drawing

    that I have done and or working on hope u like
    baconismycat baconismycat 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 9

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    I drew this for my mother on her birthday.

    It is her father(my grandfather). He passed away many years ago, and she's in a foreign country now, so I thought it'd make her feel more at home with a drawing of him in her hands. :)
    EvelynElf EvelynElf 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    midgesterious midgesterious 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Maybe everything I draw is morbid.

    . ...because I'm dead inside
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Almost everything I draw is morbid.

    I'm just more interested in the dead than I am the living. And no I don't draw morbidly because I'm depressed. I'm fascinated by rotting flesh and lifeless blue bodies. You are a soul. And your body is this cage our souls live in. When we die our souls are free. And our...
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I paint and I sculpt.

    I have a room in the house which is now my studio. I have been working in gouache lately.
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I had a phase during

    which my primary focus was robotic dancers.I kind of dislike the inherent objectification/dehumanization of women in drawing fembots, but my best friend used to be a part of an industrial go-go dancing trio and she sort of inspired me. The sci-fi-esque allure of her genre...
    Visola Visola 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Artist problem: When someone asks you to draw

    them, and when you actually agree to, they won't stay still. Even worse is when they get up and leave in the middle of it like they never even asked.
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 29

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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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    I just made all my albums public Have a

    look Id like to hear your comments please <3
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Hello, check out my art!

    I do varied art and I'm always trying new things since when I see something new, I want to try it myself. http://artboy-2.deviantart.com/
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 2 days ago