I Am An Artist

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    I work as a graphic artist

    and have for close to 44 years, in fact it is officially 44 years on the 7th of this month. When I started everything was done manually. We cut spot color separations by hand and there was no computer screen to tell us what color combinations from various overprints looked like...
    lasergraph lasergraph
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Nov 5, 2015

    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

    Just briefly about myself: I attended

    approximately 2-3 years of college but dropped out due to financial issues paying off student loan debt and maintaining a place to live. The states I attended school in (took a shot at 2 different schools) were thousands of miles away from my hometown. This caused me to move...
    sicksadworld89 sicksadworld89
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 12

    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
    1 Response Apr 17, 2015

    In Southern California (though not necessary)?

    Want to help make videos on little to nothing or like activities that are geeky/nerdy/sporty/gaming? Got 2 free groups on FB (can be on other sites) forming. Share this post? (Reference my profile or email here). Both need hosts & invite members. FILM CLUB: no budget, indie...
    supergirl805 supergirl805
    22-25, F
    Feb 15

    I have this crazy desire to create things.

    Not just 2-d Art, but clothes, food from scratch, music, stories, non stop. My brain has ideas constantly, but I can't filter them all and it gets annoying. Too many things going through my head at once. I get inspired by everything. And if I learn something new, holy crap, my...
    4gotwhereiwas 4gotwhereiwas
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 4

    Untitled. Graphite on paper.

    This drawing is based on a photo I took of our hibiscus after it had bloomed. The empty pods from the flowers have been transformed into creatures.
    BellaLocura BellaLocura
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jan 10

    I love to draw. I got my talent from my

    grandfather, him like me can look at an image and draw it. I might upload some images I have drawn and let ya'll see.
    Breluen14 Breluen14
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 21

    Untitled. Charcoal, soft pastel,

    colored pencil on paper. (photo)
    BellaLocura BellaLocura
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 15

    I post my art sometimes on pinterest :) check

    it out: http://pin.it/dYvLxLy
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 3

    How do I get people to notice my art

    and make people want to buy it?
    bosssnuzzie bosssnuzzie
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 10
    LadyMegan LadyMegan
    61-65, F
    5 Responses Jan 10, 2015

    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

    I am a graphic designer mostly

    and have been for what seems like centuries but alas it has only been a short 44 years. In the beginning things were done manually then in the 90s we shifted to computers. I was looking through a closet recently and found this piece I did, probably in the 80s for a greeting card...
    lasergraph lasergraph
    61-65, M
    4 Responses Nov 30, 2015
    dannyboydreaming dannyboydreaming
    26-30, M
    Mar 20

    I painted it lol not my best

    but I darkened it too
    RaisedByTheWolves RaisedByTheWolves
    16-17, F
    8 Responses Dec 6, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Mar 5

    My drawings are taking over.

    .. I'm drowning in them. ;-;
    EridianaAndErin EridianaAndErin
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 27

    Ni Una Palabra Colored pencil,

    soft pastel on paper.
    BellaLocura BellaLocura
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 8
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 12

    First elk I've done on black paper.

    40 mins total time. White pencil, black construction paper. Very proud! Now I'm considering going for an art degree. :P
    thelupine thelupine
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Feb 12

    I want to be an artist.

    But I'm scared. I'm currently taking classes and on my way to a four year art degree. But I'm just so scared about making a living. I've been openly mocked for this degree. I already have confidence issues in my work...I can't seem to think that my work is actually worth...
    screwedupforever screwedupforever
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 15

    Identity Crisis. Graphite,

    soft pastel on paper. Full image here: http://bellalocura.deviantart.com/art/Identity-Crisis-578697379
    BellaLocura BellaLocura
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jan 4

    First sheep I've drawn.

    Bighorn Sheep, took 1.5 hours, white pencil on black scrapbook paper. Freehand.
    thelupine thelupine
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 12

    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
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Aug 13, 2013

    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

    I painted this and it took me 2 weeks.

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

    Just drawing today...

    ... Have a good day/night
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Aug 10, 2015
    BellaLocura BellaLocura
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Mar 4

    I've always loved to draw

    and paint, whether I was any good never even crossed my mind. I didn't care. I was driven to do it. Then I discovered photography and added that to my love of art. As time passed, I took more and more courses, learned from friends and experimented on my own. I learned...
    MrPerditus MrPerditus
    51-55, M
    Apr 19

    It's time to put everything in color.

    .. Have a good day/night
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jun 23, 2015

    I love drawing digital art with paint tool sai.

    I would love to draw for the rest of my life! :33
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 7

    Just sold some art for $20!

    Not much but still exciting
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Dec 14, 2014
    BellaLocura BellaLocura
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Feb 7

    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!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jan 17, 2015
    RaisedByTheWolves RaisedByTheWolves
    16-17, F
    19 Responses Dec 23, 2014

    Divided. Charcoal, pastel on paper.

    Full image viewable here: http://bellalocura.deviantart.com/art/Divided-591970976
    BellaLocura BellaLocura
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Feb 20

    this is a drawing i did of my fursona!

    !!!!! i hope everyone likes my fursona as much as i do!!!
    faers faers
    16-17, T
    Feb 25
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    9 Responses Mar 5

    Could you rate my art?

    This is one of my sketches! Thanks! 😊 feel free to give any improvement advice or feedback!
    Kbrabbit Kbrabbit
    16-17, F
    40 Responses Aug 8, 2015

    I am getting increasigly convinced I should

    persue a minor art degree and become a professional artist. I'm contemplating beginning to sell my artwork, perhaps in an actual gallery, along with doing some commissions. This is one of my recent works, a jaguar. White pencil, on black paper. Took 45 minutes, and titled...
    thelupine thelupine
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Feb 15

    Art is one of the few constants in my life.

    No matter how many interests have come and gone, I have always expressed myself with creation. There's no specific medium I prefer, I would keep my hands busy with anything in my area - be it paper, grass or money :) I have my doubts about my talent though. In the back of my...
    Nagwense Nagwense
    18-21, F
    Feb 18

    I'm currently a landscape artist.

    I am learning technics from my father who is a professional artist.
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 14

    This is earl. I made him out of a bunch of

    materials I harvested from some of the junk people throw away and some wire from my friends burned down garage. His head was a clamp from a junk pair of discarded jumper cables. I love turning junk into treasure.
    jayciedubb jayciedubb
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Feb 9

    And I am in the evil art block

    and I can get out out. I want to draw, but I don't know what ta draw and it's driving me nuts... Any ideas on what to draw? =P
    spacekittens14 spacekittens14
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 24

    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
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Nov 15, 2014

    I have noticed that there are nearly 14000

    people in this group, but not many of us,including me, have ever shown any of their work. Maybe it is time we did so. I really must do that.
    comfi comfi
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 20

    My second attempt at making a galaxy painting.

    My hands are black and blistered but I think it was worth it
    Madison18 Madison18
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 5, 2015

    GUYS HEREs the painting of Frida

    that I just made :DD 
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 7

    I'm looking at this blanking empty world

    and I think it's time I pick up my paint brush and give it life.
    JustScout JustScout
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2014

    Along For The Ride. Charcoal

    and colored pencil on paper.
    BellaLocura BellaLocura
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Jan 7

    So I came across a couple of guns

    and thinking destroying them and making A art project out if them any ideas?
    Wow144 Wow144
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 20
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    28 Responses Sep 29, 2015

    This is the last drawing

    that I did yesterday Have a good day/night
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jun 30, 2015
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