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I Am An Artist

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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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    when I look at my body I still see art .

    even if my family looks to me and says .art is not what I think it is . they say my art is sad . they say when I dance its not art when I paint its not art . i see art . if u cant see it fine . i don't need to open your eyes to the amazingness in this world . i have my own eyes...
    KatsSeg18 KatsSeg18 18-21, F 3 Responses May 8

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    i am an artist who is lost.

    i have my career all laid out ahead of me - i just am having a hard time with actual reality.
    EXPRJCTUSER EXPRJCTUSER 22-25, M Jul 9

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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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    targetgurl targetgurl 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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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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    baconismycat baconismycat 13-15, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I had a spectacular dream

    that it was my birthday and Banksy came to my house overnight and painted me all these big installations... I was so honored. Like you dont even understand x)
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 16-17, F 1 Response May 31

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    I love to paint, sketch,

    and when I was younger do pottery and ceramics.
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F a week ago

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    Cool, I love art. It amazes me

    and I would love if you guys sentence artwork.
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 18-21, F Jun 14

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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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    Theres nothing better

    than the feeling of creating something, anything at all. Whether it 's painting, writing, sculpting, or even building. I love it when I walk into the studio and this particular smell of paint, wood, and chalk wafts around me. The omniscient feeling of being untouchable in this...
    SavageRomance SavageRomance 18-21, F Jul 3

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    I like to draw and stuff

    and I would love to get your feedback :)
    ChaiTheCoffeeCat ChaiTheCoffeeCat 13-15, F 1 Response May 29

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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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    I have a right to express my opinion on

    who the best artists are ! The ones who are alive today. It here are several great ones who will be in history books. And I am one of them. I don't have to prove it to you all on ep by showing u my art. I know my destiny. I am an artistic genius. Yes, I am a woman. Yes...
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 literally am an artist.

    Gonna try and move to tattooing
    ArtFlux ArtFlux 13-15, M Jul 13

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    But honestly, I've been getting nothing out I

    making art. I can't stab it once I'm done with it. I often burn it. I don't have much of my work left, and I don't plan on making much more. I've lost my motivation because depression has ******** me of the happiness I used to get when I drew and painted.
    gravedancinq gravedancinq 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Here's a drawing I started

    as just a basic native northwest art shape. Then I added more and more detail. Allmost finished it
    daved90 daved90 22-25, M 6 Responses Mar 27

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    I keep thinking of a statue I want to make.

    It's a bust of my daughter. I can see it very clearly, and the image comes to me several times a day now, so I know I must create it soon. I'm going to use plastalina and then cast it in plaster or a marble mixture. I've never finished a sculpture before, but I know it's my...
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F Mar 6

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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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    I love drawing, sketching,

    fine portraiture drawing, you name it. I love everything about it. It acts the same way music does for me. Not only do i get to create something beautiful but also just escape all worldly problems and just delve into my own style of art. Unfortunately I don't get to do it as...
    coldavenue coldavenue 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 primarily the language

    that I use to communicate. I write down descriptions of what I see and feel within myself and collaborate with others to realize those concepts in a visible form.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 1

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    I tried this the other day,

    purely out of boredom and I only did about ten seconds of planning, I can do better if I concentrated harder😝
    Jennnaaa Jennnaaa 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    Such a beautiful day spent sitting outside

    and painting in the garden in bonny Scotland.. a wonderful release!
    djps djps 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    Well, sort of. I like doing traditional

    and digital art, but I haven't done a serious picture in quite some time. Maybe even a few years since I sat down and started drawing! Anyway, up there is a owl drawing I made a few years ago.
    WindofWaterDragons WindofWaterDragons 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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    I have enought plastalina clay to complete a

    life sized bust, or a small figurine. right now only a face is partially complete and I'm not using a model so it's like shaping a shadowy imaginary person who will only exist in an artistic medium. More for my collection on dead sculptures. never to be bronzed. I get lost...
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    At least I'm gonna become one of these years.

    But I don't know how to shade. I can draw a little but not that good either. I think I had to shift course. :(
    lovischka lovischka 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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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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    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 4 Responses Apr 10

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    Saturday morning art!

    !!! Yay for being outside and making some art accompanied by my dog while drinking iced coffee and listening to country music!
    CoffeeBrewin14 CoffeeBrewin14 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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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 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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    Another sketch! This time,

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

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    yeahohwell yeahohwell 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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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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    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 4 Responses Apr 29

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    midgesterious midgesterious 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    And I am brilliant. But still can't make ****

    when it comes to money. So to all u artists who think they have a future- hahaha! Don't do it. Find a different career. U probably aren't the best (your not me) so stop while you r young. Get a real job.
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Hello All, I am a college student

    and artist, specializing in fantasy art. Art has become one of my great passions over the years. As a way to express emotion, it is practically unrivaled. I have recently attempted to break into the art scene and sell some of my work for a bit of income. Success has been, well...
    MissDoomNGloom MissDoomNGloom 18-21 1 Response a week ago

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    So sick of seeing all the inexperienced crappy

    artists out there. Someone needs to tell them how much they suck! if people say their art is good, it's a lie! I mean seriously.
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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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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    Any artist willing to help me out?

    I'm hoping to get my future tattoo drawn out. I have a photo for reference and a clear idea.
    RunJackie RunJackie 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2

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    I just love combining some arts:) most of the

    time, I'm drawing in my sketch book, then I take a picture of it and make up some editing and post at Instagram or Twitter or something:) but I need some motivation first, like an inspiration. Sometimes people ask me to draw their faces but I can't really do without any...
    FinnyFunny FinnyFunny 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    Currently at school to become a concept artist

    and perhaps 3d modeler or animator. I really enjoy traditional art, and when it rains there's nothing I like more than no one around, my sketchbook, pencils or paint and free time. digital art is a new hobby and mandatory for my school and future career. Must practice more!
    ailse ailse 18-21, F 1 Response May 30

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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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    Alliepallie86 Alliepallie86 18-21, F 24 Responses Apr 24

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    I have found myself almost in a daze .

    ..where my creative inspiration feels like it's vanished from me...