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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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    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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    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 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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    I often post artwork on here,

    but I want to post it on a platform where people could look at it and enjoy it more. I'm thinking Tumblr; I used to have an account, but it's messed up right now, and if you don't have constant output, you don't get any press. Any ideas?
    Quiche5 Quiche5 18-21, M 7 Responses Nov 18

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    Just sold some art for $20!

    Not much but still exciting
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    SimplyHearts SimplyHearts 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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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 13 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    I started drawing for the first time

    for my art class in college a few weeks ago. I think I'm getting better at it.
    aFuzzyBlouw aFuzzyBlouw 18-21, M Oct 29

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    Portami Portami 16-17, F Nov 22

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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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    I draw often if not daily,

    and if you want to see my art work visit deviantart >namesiswolf<
    Datenshi Datenshi 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Rosaleenamor Rosaleenamor 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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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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    Who wants to buy my artwork.

    I'll send you the photos.
    ofmiceandme ofmiceandme 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm a fine artist, abstract illustrator,

    and aspiring designer. I've been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil, and for the past 3 years I started practising more frequent. Throughout my life I've met lots of talented and amazing artists, and I'd like to meet other wonderful artists as well. Hopefully my works...
    alexalivia alexalivia 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 16

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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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    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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    Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton,

    fully shaded and all of that fun stuff. Hours were spent on this. Hours.
    RedMarcher RedMarcher 16-17, M 5 Responses Oct 14

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    I’m the usual case of the child

    that was drawing all the time, on mostly anything and loved it beyond anything. Going to an art-ish school that never though us very much, i started pursuing a life as a cartoonist. When the high school came, listening my parents, i entered in the architecture class and stayed...
    BogdanBolinski BogdanBolinski 18-21, M Oct 25

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    cleef84 cleef84 26-30, M 7 Responses Sep 3

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    I love art I have such a high appreciation

    for all the time and work that is put into each piece I speacialize in anime style but love to figure draw aswell somthing about the human body weather it's clothed or nude just captivates the form I do wish I could do graffiti lol but maybe one day I will lol
    1losthope 1losthope 18-21, F Dec 3

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    Well kinda. I'm taking classes

    because I'm studying to be a producer. I think I'm getting the hang of it. This is a drawing I did inspired by the new video game Alien Isolation.
    aFuzzyBlouw aFuzzyBlouw 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 18

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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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    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 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

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    Seetheart Seetheart 26-30 1 Response Nov 15

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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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    I painted it lol not my best

    but I darkened it too
    ICanLoveAgain ICanLoveAgain 13-15, F 14 Responses Dec 6

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    I never liked using the term artist.

    ...when referring to myself but...yes I am a creative being that creates lol . I love drawing using pencil,pencil crayons and recently branched out to using acrylic paints. hoping to expand my range onto different mediums and really diversify my ability.
    BelleRaven BelleRaven 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    i have so many ideas

    and get so many inspiration from everywhere but i don't have the time to make it... cann sombody give me some advice?
    somepeoplecallmekingflawless somepeoplecallmekingflawless 16-17, M 4 Responses Oct 28

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    Portami Portami 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    It's getting late but instead of getting ready

    for bed I'm in here doodling. #struggle I should try and do some whole art though. Its been ages. But what to draw? Hmmmm
    pinkypie5 pinkypie5 22-25, F Nov 17

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    I made a Low poly facet i dont know how it is

    it's my first one and i completely yolo'd it http://prntscr.com/50sung
    Joshuadd07 Joshuadd07 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    (Picture attached). This is a quick pastel I

    made for a friend. I like the glow that comes off it. 
    Quiche5 Quiche5 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    A painting that I've been working on

    for some time. Finally finished. Quite happy with it. It's of a picture I took while walking one day.
    Iblis88 Iblis88 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 14

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    midgesterious midgesterious 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Or I like to call myself an artist.

    I don't know which one sounds better. I was never an artistic kid, never. But around the time I turned 19, I started to draw George Clooney. And boy did it look bad, but my mom was so happy when she saw it and she kept saying how proud she was of my amazing drawing. So I...
    roryta roryta 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 5

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    *UPDATE* I want your opinion on this,

    guys. What do you think?
    xVanillaShake xVanillaShake 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 23

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    kurosama2 kurosama2 16-17, T 1 Response Dec 5

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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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    I just wanted to express my excitement in the

    development of my life. The only college I really want to go to is an art institute that's extremely expensive especially since I'm pore. But that's okay because they've given me a scholarship after looking at some of my work and I haven't even applied yet and they gave me a...
    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish 16-17, F 2 Responses 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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    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

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    It’s been a long road,

    and I’m not sure where the actual destination is or even if there is one. I do know that at this stage my art hobby has never been so strong or meaningful. It literally keeps me sane. I've always loved drawing, though unlike many of my ilk I’m not so much a freestyle artist...
    morea morea 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23

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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 7 Responses Aug 16

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    I've made my second Low Poly Facet i think my

    first one is a bit cooler looking but i messed up along the way with it and a point was unsharpened. Anyways here's my newest creation prntscr.com/5au88c
    Joshuadd07 Joshuadd07 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 27

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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.
    JustScout JustScout 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    Freedom is all I could ever wish for.

    Art gives me an illusion of that freedom, may it be looking through a camera or writing through a pen. I'm a young artist. Currently, I'm 15. But in terms of maturity in art, I think my 15 years of doodling has made me a bit older than I should be. I've come a long way and I...
    PassionateIndifference PassionateIndifference 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 29

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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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    ayyy.if anyone in miami wana meet up

    and draw and **** lmkk
    abronymous abronymous 18-21, M Dec 9

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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 5 Responses Nov 25