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I Am An Artist

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    And when she believed it without a doubt,

    she gathered the courage to pick up that pencil lying desolate for years. :)
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a Thief. Whenever I go,

    I steal. I take pictures of beautiful images. And I keep them all, all of them for free, in a drawer of a pile of my existing memories. The memories, which may be drawn out later again, by me. I need to gain the access to it by the only key I own, I refuse to share. I don’t...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 30, 2015

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    I'm a artist. I've been drawing ever

    since I was 9 years old. As I got Older, my career paths changed. Now I'm more into psychology. I'm considering on becoming a therapist once i graduate this 2016. Even though my paths has changed. I'll still continue my passion with art as a side job.
    IndependentDuality IndependentDuality 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 14, 2015

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    I miss the days that had the time I used to

    create things; I haven't in so long. i crave the feel of the paints on my fingers, the release of emotion and tension as what I am giving life slowly starts breathing on my canvas. I miss breaking the dam that holds back the thoughts which pool in my brain; I want them to flow...
    awfullyscaredofeverything awfullyscaredofeverything 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 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.
    JustScout JustScout 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2014

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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!
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 17, 2015

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    I just love painting!

    Wish I could do it all day lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 8

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    I drew Harley Quinn,

    but I just copied it from another artist, if anyone knows who painted this first I would like to know because I want to give him the credits, thank you:)
    Anon0070 Anon0070 22-25, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    GallyG GallyG 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    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 5 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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    Tonight's abstract doodle,

    sketched on an Ipad, Adobe Sketch. 
    dannyboydreaming dannyboydreaming 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    Dejavu96 Dejavu96 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I painted it lol not my best

    but I darkened it too
    RaisedByTheWolves RaisedByTheWolves 13-15, F 10 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    LadyMegan LadyMegan 61-65, F 6 Responses Jan 10, 2015

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    I draw lots of things.

    I animate as well. it's pretty fun.
    GrandeArvorve GrandeArvorve 18-21 2 Responses Jan 12

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    This is the last drawing

    that I did yesterday Have a good day/night
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 30, 2015

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    After my neurological disorder forced me to

    stop working I turned to art as an outlet for venting stresses and emotions to keep sane. My medium is oil painting on canvas. At first my stuff was simplistic and hardly worth showing anyone but my wife but it was soothing so I kept at it and started developing a style which...
    Screwluuse Screwluuse 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 15

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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 5 Responses Nov 5, 2015

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    Visiting with gallery buyers

    and interior decorators the rest of the week. Wish me luck.
    EyeingYou EyeingYou 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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

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    Currently working on a piece

    for a competition, would love some feedback, PM me if you would like to leave any
    KnightSolaire KnightSolaire 18-21, M Jan 28

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    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 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 10

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    I hate I have this talent,

    its so hard to get noticed and its even harder to find a job in this field you can live life off of. I feel like its a hopeless dream no matter how hard I try I will never get to it.
    shawnbone1 shawnbone1 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Yeah, OK, well, I'm more of a hoarder of art

    supplies. So I have everything ranging from micron pens, fan brush, 8B to 6H pencils, white charcoal pencil, brush pen, acrylics, water colour... Oh.. Fixative spray... And the silly me takes pride in the collection. What does she do with it, though? She takes it all...
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    When I was younger I would go to a craft show

    or something and be like "I could do that same thing, so why would I buy it?" But now that I'm older I like to buy things to support other artists, especially my classmates in college. Even if it's something little or simple. It makes me happy and makes them happy too~
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    Along For The Ride. Charcoal

    and colored pencil on paper.
    BellaLocura BellaLocura 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 7

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    Sketching a self portrait is incredibly

    difficult when I'm trying to include all of my tattoos. This is turning out to be a fun challenge.
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F Jan 21

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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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    EyeingYou EyeingYou 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 24

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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 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    Does anyone here do online art commissions?

    I'm thinking of doing something like that one day... Anyone have any pointers?
    TrippingKitty TrippingKitty 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Identity Crisis. Graphite,

    soft pastel on paper. Full image here: http://bellalocura.deviantart.com/art/Identity-Crisis-578697379
    BellaLocura BellaLocura 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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    When you're drawing a person

    and you start to sketch the hands and you just give up. Ugh. Hands are really hard to draw.
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 3

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    I do hotrod and muscle car drawings in markers

    and love to design houses and modify cars on a 3D program on my computer. http://img04.deviantart.net/b1a4/i/2013/030/6/7/dale_earnhardt_sr__by_classic_art_by_jp-d5t8uk7.jpg https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/warehouse/getpubliccontent?contentId=c001ae41-9dca-4f33-b5cf...
    Cross2015 Cross2015 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2015

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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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    Drawing clothes...

    This guy makes a few good points.
    TrippingKitty TrippingKitty 26-30 5 days ago

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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 5 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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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 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 13, 2013

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    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 44 Responses Aug 8, 2015

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    Just drawing today...

    ... Have a good day/night
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 10, 2015

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    The funny thing is, I've never actually spent

    much time around other artists. Where I live, art isn't nearly as appreciated as it should be. Because of that I've been more of a closet artist, creating in my free time, but never really sharing much. I also never had the opportunity to discuss art and art related things with...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 1

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    Unconditional Love. Digital photo manipulation.

    Photoshop. Full image here: http://bellalocura.deviantart.com/art/Unconditional-Love-586458778
    BellaLocura BellaLocura 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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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 commissionedΒ 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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    Art is not meant to comfort you

    but to disturb you to some degree or give you different feelings.I hate when people shame art for being too creepy or too graphic unless it's p*rn then don't say it's not art.Well is p*rn art...? That's actually a good question I have no freakin idea.But back to main topic don't...
    BackToBiege BackToBiege 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26