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I Am An Artist

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    RaisedByTheWolves RaisedByTheWolves 13-15, F 18 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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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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    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 5 Responses Apr 30

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    oHDaily oHDaily 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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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 6 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    Somebody once said photography is the easiest

    art to be competent at and the hardest to excel at. I spent a lot of time doing fine art but felt my skill level was not high enough. I could visualise but never get down on paper what I saw in my mind. I always had a love of photography and switched to doing it as my major...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 6

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    flo877 flo877 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    cleef84 cleef84 26-30, M 8 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    Haha. Art isn't my favorite thing in the world

    but I do it all the time and I am awesome at it (not bragging). It's fun and I can express my emotions. Today, some friends were talking about my drawing and my art skills and I felt happy.
    FighterBallantine FighterBallantine 13-15, F Jun 9

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    My paintings have officially been accepted.

    They are being put on display so people can buy them. I'm so excited.
    NoRegretsAndNoRemorse NoRegretsAndNoRemorse 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    I've been in such a bad place emotionally lately

    and I haven't been able to get myself out of it, I realize that I need to start drawing again. The only problem is, I'm a portrait artist and I need to be able to print out my references, but my computer/printer hasn't worked in months. I don't know what to do, someone help /:
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 10

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    I don't know where my passion

    for art has gone... I feel like if I continue to make art my career path I might not make it.
    oHDaily oHDaily 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 10

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    A study of shadows and source of light.

    Shadows in painting are not actually black or gray. Shadow takes on the color of the object that's creating the shadow. 22"x18" Medium: Acrylic
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses May 17

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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 painted it lol not my best

    but I darkened it too
    RaisedByTheWolves RaisedByTheWolves 13-15, F 12 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    SimplyHearts SimplyHearts 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 22, 2014

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    I create, I make ideas come to life.

    My imagination travels distances that I can't even fathom. I enjoy being just that. A creator
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 15

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    Night Night Suzu-chan,

    I will finish thee in the morning
    ThroughMyLips ThroughMyLips 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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 2 Responses Apr 17

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    LadyMegan LadyMegan 61-65, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    One day when I was 13 I decided to pick up a

    pencil and sketch , soo far soo good have a look on Instagram , trying to start a business 💪😊👍
    dailybake dailybake 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    I just cant seem to express myself any other

    way, the older I get the more emotional and deeper I get when I express myself. Lately I have been looking for a Muse, someone that will help me bring everything out, express myself in ways I want to but cant by myself, my art of choice is Film but I am always looking for...
    tallhandsomegeek tallhandsomegeek 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 22

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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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    Often you will see artists carrying at least

    one sketchbook wherever they go. a sketchbook is like an artist's personal journal. that's why you should always ask before looking through it. and if the artist shows you only a couple of drawings, remember there is good reason. some things in my journal would scare the living...
    hopelesslyalone7654321 hopelesslyalone7654321 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    craftywitxh craftywitxh 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 9

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    ThroughMyLips ThroughMyLips 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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    One of my darker peices.

    My story is too short. This should be enough characters.
    anhonestmouse anhonestmouse 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    My dad's getting me a tablet~ Aaaaah~ And the

    first thing I'm going to draw is Tokyo Ghoul things~
    ThroughMyLips ThroughMyLips 18-21, F Jun 23

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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 think how artists 'see' can be compared to

    this emoji: xD . I used to think it was just the letters ''x'' and ''D'' and it didn't make sense, but then one day I saw it was a face.
    KitsuneNinja KitsuneNinja 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My artwork "Provocative" See more on

    http://pinterest.com/Wildheart93/my-art/ Have a good day/night
    Jellybean88 Jellybean88 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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    ThroughMyLips ThroughMyLips 18-21, F Jun 10

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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 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 27, 2013

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    Pastel picture of a gray wolf I drew

    for my dad for Father's Day. I used prismacolor soft pastels and stabilo pastel pencils. 🎨
    Flyingtojupiter Flyingtojupiter 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 23

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    New painting! Feeling amazing!

    No negative vibes:3
    CuteLittleScrewUp CuteLittleScrewUp 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 4

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    GallyG GallyG 41-45, F 7 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    If I wasn't in love with science,

    I'd like to pursue art as a professional career. But, I'm still young, maybe I can!
    sheridanlugo sheridanlugo 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    Or trying to be one, anyway.

    http://themorbidmaria.deviantart.com/
    MariaMelon MariaMelon 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    One day, while using Google images,

    shockingly, I found my painting online! I clicked once, zoomed in and couldn’t believe it. But then, I knew, it was impossible, for I haven’t ever uploaded any of my creative-blurbs online before. So I really looked closely, and found out that it was actually someone else...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Just sold some art for $20!

    Not much but still exciting
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 6 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    This is the last drawing

    that I did yesterday Have a good day/night
    Jellybean88 Jellybean88 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been lagging a lot lately

    because of depression... I can only hope to overcome it...
    FleetingHeart FleetingHeart 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 11

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    So things definitely went well selling my art

    at a convention! First time and everything! Made awesome cool art friends and definitely keen on doing it again
    Mleader1 Mleader1 18-21, F Jun 22

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    What are your opinions on art

    that is created using only a computer? I know many find it to be not 'art' at all, and am curious as to what EP artists think.I much prefer creating in the more traditional ways most of the time, but I see the advantage that computer programs offer, mainly saving time, and...
    dannyboydreaming dannyboydreaming 26-30, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    RainbowBlood RainbowBlood 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 16

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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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    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