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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 a week ago

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

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

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

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F Jan 21

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    Drawing clothes...

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

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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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    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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    Just drawing today...

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

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    This is earl. I made him out of a bunch of

    materials I harvested from some of the junk people throw away and some wire from my friends burned down garage. His head was a clamp from a junk pair of discarded jumper cables. I love turning junk into treasure.
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 just love painting!

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

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

    reciting Howl by Allen Ginsberg.
    nicaea nicaea 22-25, F 4 days ago

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

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

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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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