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    Chaos That's one of my favourites It shows

    my feelings towards life .. It's colourful , full of joy,happiness,anger,sadness,etc Basically all the feelings u feel during the day .. Chaos n messy ;)
    farnoush farnoush 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    I painted this last night .

    , still incomplete ..
    farnoush farnoush 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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    I paint with memories better served forgotten.

    Of discarded sorrows un-needed today. This is an abstract, without form, without an understood order. I am an artist Conte' residue on my skin I have to get this memory down; I have to get it out of mind I squeeze the crayon too tight. I'm eager, I'm anxious, I'm impatient. I...
    vewragid vewragid 31-35 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I feel like being able to draw is

    such a gift. When everyone else sits home and watches tv, I can sit and draw for hours . It's wonderful
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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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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    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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    cleef84 cleef84 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 31

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    starfox22 starfox22 22-25, M Sep 15

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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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    A self-portrait I did in,

    I think, 5 colors. Its for my art class and I'm thinking it's something about being in a wonderful/joyful mood. I can't remember the specific title I chose for it. Anyways; I posted it on Facebook and my grandma tells me she likes his smile and that I drew him really well, lol!
    Inadine Inadine 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    Which means I am often left alone with powerful

    emotions that eat me from the inside out. I don't know why people hardly ever reach out to me; why I'm never involved in cool things with my friends. If I ever want to do something, nobody cares, and I'm left to do it all alone. Why are my motives so different from everyone else...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    At working with your heart,

    no matter how ugly on the inside, with patience, kindness, and a very powerful will to succeed. I will make it beautiful again. I promise. :)
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This is just a quick doodle.

    It's not very good, sadly. It's of a coyote. I can remember so vividly the picture I meant to create with just a pencil- those gleaming yellow eyes, holding naïveness, the slim yet graceful body- the unique markings, and the large, beautiful ears. Oh, and that perfect twitching...
    dogsandwolves dogsandwolves 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    Grey gardens That reflects my life

    if u watched grey gardens movie or the documentary u will Get it .. The 3 trees r my 3 brothers .. They suffer from the grey gardens disease :)
    farnoush farnoush 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    I love to draw. It's amazing to have a gift

    that you know is special; but you can't quite intellectualize.
    josha202 josha202 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    midgesterious midgesterious 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I've made art all my life practically

    and it's always been my dream to make it out there as a big artist but it's hard when I come from a doubtful family and negative thoughts. The only time I really felt "support" from them is whenever I got awards from art shows. Other than that I hear "get a job" "all you do is...
    masutak masutak 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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    I draw, paint, write,

    sing and dance. Some days all at the same time, which makes for an interesting mess. This is my latest painting, 20"x30" acrylic. critiques are welcome.Thanks.Ss.
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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 was inspired by nicki minaj's anaconda art.

    I don't really listen to her often but I see a lot of people talking about it and got curious. I also love princess peach so I wanted to try drawing her in the cover art form. I suck at shading but I'm still going to try to add dimension.
    Sacryfice Sacryfice 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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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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    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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    Music is an art. Anything

    that you have a passion hm for is your art. If you think you're really good at taking dumps, then that's your art. If you think you're an awesome writer, then that's your art. If you slit open the stomachs of fat people and stuff the still living and breathing bodies of some...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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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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    Question for any sequential artists out there.

    I need to ink a page in three different comic book methods. There's High Contrast, Traditional American... aannnd I can't remember what the last one is called.
    illiy illiy 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    emilyhelp1234 emilyhelp1234 26-30, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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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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    farnoush farnoush 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    baconismycat baconismycat 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 19

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    CelaRose1995 CelaRose1995 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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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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    Who am I ? من أنا ؟ That's arabic

    and it means who am I ? I can't describe it ... Use your imagination ;)
    farnoush farnoush 26-30, F Sep 19

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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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    farnoush farnoush 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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    Don't get too excited please.

    No this is not my behind. I wouldn't want to scare anyone with my own backside. This one is much nicer.
    discovery5 discovery5 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 8

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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 am also new. My online home isn't Facebook,

    or Twitter, it's Deviant Art. However I don't have a lot of friends there so I thought I'd try to make some in this very welcoming community (not that Deviant Art isn't welcoming, I just needed to try something else). So basically, hello, I'm a noob and I draw traditionally and...
    DrDoctorson DrDoctorson 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I started drawing when I was about five,

    I wasn't very good at it, I would draw people and my grandma would make fun of them, if I drew trucks or cars, my grandpa would say The tires looked like buttons. I quit drawing for a while, then I started again, maybe years later, and I kept at it, I seem to be doing well...
    sneadle sneadle 16-17, M 6 Responses Sep 17

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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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    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 am writing this in a half-awake state,

    because this is the only state I'm in where I'll be confident enough to express the most elusive rationale behind my creative psyche. To start off with, I've always been more infatuated by women than by men, I am now in my mid-twenties, and can't recall ever being physically...
    shiroblanc shiroblanc 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    cleef84 cleef84 26-30, M 7 Responses Sep 3

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    my oRder of Shading is HB,

    then 4B , 6B and 8B , these pencils are for shading, thats the order i like, when i draw outline i use HB , 2B, 4B, 6B,8B, 2B is only included for the outline the when giving nice outlines when needing to seperate shadings from different things so everything is NOT too...
    starfox22 starfox22 22-25, M Sep 12

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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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    SimplyHearts SimplyHearts 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    I am sick of pastels

    and charcoal, need a new medium
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Rosaleenamor Rosaleenamor 18-21, F 4 Responses