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I Am An Artist

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    I'm the type of artist

    who never likes her own works. I always criticize myself harsh and tell myself that there's always more room for improvements. I feel like when people critique my art, they're always holding back. And i get pretty upset because they won't tell me the things I need to work on. I...
    XXXPOT XXXPOT 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    2014 project...I'm accepting c*ck shots.

    This is voluntary and you get nothing but a thank you in return...if you can handle that great :) consider your jewels immortalize
    ElleBreena ElleBreena 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 1

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    Digital art, 3d modelling

    and a lot of writing. My preferred outlet after an arduous work day.
    weskeralbert weskeralbert 22-25, M Mar 26

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    But no one appreciates my work.

    I've recently joined an art website where I could upload and post some of my artwork, but for some reason, every time I go on there, I just feel so depressed. I've even had to deal with rude bullies. One of those bullies called my artwork ****, and even went so far as to spam...
    Horselover29 Horselover29 13-15 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Getting very drunk and listening to avant

    gaurde jazz. Trying to figure out what I'm painting take a look and help me out here.
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    batmanroof batmanroof 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 27

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    Aerosolgraphia artist.

    In other words spray paint artist. I'm teaching myself. 2nd "season" of doing it. I say season because it's not something you can do in the winter because the spray paint freezes. Spring it rains so much it's hard to find good time and weather. so it's a summer fall thing...
    Anonymousboy777 Anonymousboy777 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    AlieSkies AlieSkies 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 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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    Some of the stuff I drew back in high school,

    I never thought I was good enough . So I left it completely.
    Norajean1109 Norajean1109 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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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.
    PinkNoons PinkNoons 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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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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    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, M 3 Responses Sep 15, 2012

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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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    A Very Short Animation

    I did this 2 years ago when I was doing level 2 art and design.
    jellybean113 jellybean113 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 9

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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 6 Responses Feb 8

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    kidrawrr kidrawrr 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    This profile of a skull took roughly ten hours

    to draw; it's a three foot by three foot compressed charcoal drawing on butcher paper. This is the piece I'm most proud of and it was the final push I needed to decide what I was going to be in life- an artist.
    yesdni yesdni 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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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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    It's in my blood. I paint,

    draw, sculpt etc.
    grilledcheesegirl grilledcheesegirl 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    i draw n sht when my mood is down sometimes.

    i do art with feelings, if i don't have any connection towards it then i won't finish it. W0w suuu deep
    basedgodschild basedgodschild 16-17, F Apr 7

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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 5 Responses Apr 10

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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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    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    My Username

    To Some People Right Off The Back You Think I'm White Because My Username Is Whiterose. I Picked Whiterose Instead Of Blackrose Because A White Rose Means Purity,Serenity,Life While A Black Rose Represents Death,Hatred,Darkness.But Now That I Think Of It I'm Going To Change It.
    BlackroseVsWhiterose BlackroseVsWhiterose 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    I may not be a professional,

    I may not get paid for what I do. That does not change the fact that I am creative. I love picking up a pencil or a pen and just letting my hands take a blank sheet of paper or an empty canvas and fill it with whatever my mind desires or my eyes see.
    chuckysin chuckysin 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Not in the sense of drawing

    or painting, but I can make an awesome stick figure. Anyways, I'm an artist in the sense that I am a writer, actress, singer, and dancer. I love to express myself and my secrets through writing. I love completely embodying another person. I love to belt out lyrics that speak to...
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F Apr 6

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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 have been drawing/painting

    since I was two years old when my grandma first set an easel in front of me c: Drawing is a big escape and its really fun to create whats in your mind and it put it right in front of you for the world to see! The above drawing is mine, tell me what you think c:
    MajorasAngel97 MajorasAngel97 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1

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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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    My latest piece. Not the best.

    But it's sprung ideas.
    SassySam77 SassySam77 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 27

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    A Metaphor....

    I feel like an old dam on a lake. The lake water represents the creative force that dwells within me and all around me. My body is the dam that is holding that back. It's like my body is a gateway or a portal or a door for the creative forces of the universe, but at times it...
    Hermey Hermey 36-40, M 5 Responses May 19, 2012

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    Yay Again! =p

    I sold another painting this weekend. It was the first painting in acrylic that I've done in several years, as i normally don't use acrylic at all. I only use pastels normally, and occasionally I draw in graphite pencil or charcoal. All of which allow me more control than...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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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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    PinkNoons PinkNoons 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Never thought i was artistically gifted

    because i couldnt draw or paint or even color in the lines ! But now i see there so much more to being an artist. I write poetry, created youtube videos out of no where, one has over 150,00 views! And recently i got an interest in making miniatures out of clay, babies, food...
    MistyStarseed MistyStarseed 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Drawing gives you a sense of peace

    and to let your ideas flow fourth, by just using a pencil, paint, charcoal, etc. At first, drawing can be intimidating. I have had people ask me how I can draw so well, and I never know how to answer them. Drawing is almost a second nature to me, I absolutely love to draw!!
    DisguisedArtist DisguisedArtist 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have come to the realization

    that I am good at doing digital tattoo designs... If any one is interested I will make one for you from using tribal art and custom fonts. You can either send me some ideas of I'll ask you what about what you are looking for and we can figure out what you would like. If you are...
    Mike389 Mike389 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    And my aunt wants me to illustrate some of her

    children's books but I don't feel like I'm good enough for that... I'm not good at coloring and I still need a lot of practice, but she said she liked how cute I made her characters compared to some of the other artists who sent her their work. And the thing is, all she saw were...
    Naxxaras Naxxaras 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 31

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    any artists here add me please.

    I love oil pastels. oil paint, drawing and lots more.
    batmanroof batmanroof 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    I am the artist of this century.

    There are others like me, but they are few. I know my destiny.
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 4 days ago

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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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    This is as cheesy as it gets

    but art is life. I highly doubt I would live long without some way of being creative. With art, I have no one to impress but myself. So there's no pressure to write a certain way, to use a certain painting style. Sure I learn that in school but when my art is for me there's...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F Apr 7

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    I love drawing add me.

    paint oil pastels.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 25

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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 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    I Paint My Life Away.

    Does anyone else paint everyday of their life? I find myself being antisocial because l always have a paintbrush in my hand :) Which isn't such a bad thing. I live in a very tropical area therefore a lot of the things I paint include various sea creatures. I love painting sea...
    Kirsten00 Kirsten00 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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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 1 Response Mar 6

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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 love to draw, paint,

    design and craft just about everything.
    littledaisyflower littledaisyflower 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I want to find an artist

    who enjoys weird movies and painting over the iWeb
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    midgesterious midgesterious 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    This is a painting of mine I did with acrylics.

    based off of designs in the Beatles movie, "Yellow Submarine".
    HeyJuude HeyJuude 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love to paint murals

    and various things , such as castles, celestial moons. Its very relaxing and de stresses me.
    tizzy1971 tizzy1971 41-45, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've always wanted to be an artist.

    Except for in the third grade when I wanted to be Britney Spears. I originally wanted to pursue art restoration, but I fell in love with sculpture along the way. It's so empowering, and I feel as if I can make anything I want. I can't think of anything I would rather be doing...
    FaeFamous FaeFamous 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I got my first job as an artist's model as a 19 year old and it was all about the money. Soon I found out how much I loved being a model. I am comfortable nude, but also really...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I am an artist's model so I have been drawn, painted and sculpted by fine artists. This topic brought to mind how often us models are the subject of amateur art. When I work with...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 5 days ago

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