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I Am An Artist

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    ApplesAreYummy1 ApplesAreYummy1 13-15, F 32 Responses Sep 29, 2015

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    Petitions for people

    who support film, voice acting, 90s Nick tv, or income equality. If you support film, sign. Its to make california film permit fees for no budget films to be free/waived. https://www.change.org/p/california-film-commission-filmla-allow-no-budget-films-to-be-exempt-from-film...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F Feb 1

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

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    It's time to put everything in color.

    .. Have a good day/night
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 23, 2015

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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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    Drawing clothes...

    This guy makes a few good points.
    TrippingKitty TrippingKitty 26-30 Feb 1

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    Ni Una Palabra Colored pencil,

    soft pastel on paper.
    BellaLocura BellaLocura 41-45, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    (NSFW) commission I did

    for someone didn't take long to draw but traditional sometimes costs more
    luv2pee23 luv2pee23 18-21, F 2 Responses 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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    I am a graphic designer mostly

    and have been for what seems like centuries but alas it has only been a short 44 years. In the beginning things were done manually then in the 90s we shifted to computers. I was looking through a closet recently and found this piece I did, probably in the 80s for a greeting card...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 5 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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    How do I get people to notice my art

    and make people want to buy it?
    bosssnuzzie bosssnuzzie 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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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    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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    I don't care about what I draw.

    if it shows I have some sorta of skill in what I'm doing I will show it off. to me being a artist is like being a lawyer.
    luv2pee23 luv2pee23 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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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    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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    Along For The Ride. Charcoal

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

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    BellaLocura BellaLocura 41-45, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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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

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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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    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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    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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    Just drawing today...

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

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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 9 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    Dejavu96 Dejavu96 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Just sold some art for $20!

    Not much but still exciting
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 14, 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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    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 3 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    I made this out of rough glass squares

    and gorilla wood glue and part of a cabinet that broke. It's a moonlit Saguaro silhouette.
    FrictionFractal FrictionFractal 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 17, 2015

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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 10 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    I love drawing digital art with paint tool sai.

    I would love to draw for the rest of my life! :33
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    When I grow up, I'm going to be Hubert Van Eyck

    reciting Howl by Allen Ginsberg.
    nicaea nicaea 22-25, F 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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'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 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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