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I Am An Artist

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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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    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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    cleef84 cleef84 26-30, M 7 Responses Sep 3

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    midgesterious midgesterious 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    farnoush farnoush 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 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 7 Responses Aug 16

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    I am also new. My online home isn't Facebook,

    or Twitter, it's Deviant Art. However I don't have a lot of friends there so I thought I'd try to make some in this very welcoming community (not that Deviant Art isn't welcoming, I just needed to try something else). So basically, hello, I'm a noob and I draw traditionally and...
    DrDoctorson DrDoctorson 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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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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    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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    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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    I neeeed to stop playing minecraft

    and find something to draw! I can't think of anything! Everyone says I'm a great drawer. I can draw pretty much anything.
    SheWolf3 SheWolf3 13-15, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I paint with memories better served forgotten.

    Of discarded sorrows un-needed today. This is an abstract, without form, without an understood order. I am an artist Conte' residue on my skin I have to get this memory down; I have to get it out of mind I squeeze the crayon too tight. I'm eager, I'm anxious, I'm impatient. I...
    vewragid vewragid 31-35 2 Responses Sep 5

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    At working with your heart,

    no matter how ugly on the inside, with patience, kindness, and a very powerful will to succeed. I will make it beautiful again. I promise. :)
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 28

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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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    A self-portrait I did in,

    I think, 5 colors. Its for my art class and I'm thinking it's something about being in a wonderful/joyful mood. I can't remember the specific title I chose for it. Anyways; I posted it on Facebook and my grandma tells me she likes his smile and that I drew him really well, lol!
    Inadine Inadine 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 17

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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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    Chaos That's one of my favourites It shows

    my feelings towards life .. It's colourful , full of joy,happiness,anger,sadness,etc Basically all the feelings u feel during the day .. Chaos n messy ;)
    farnoush farnoush 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    I drew this for my mother on her birthday.

    It is her father(my grandfather). He passed away many years ago, and she's in a foreign country now, so I thought it'd make her feel more at home with a drawing of him in her hands. :)
    EvelynElf EvelynElf 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    Which means I am often left alone with powerful

    emotions that eat me from the inside out. I don't know why people hardly ever reach out to me; why I'm never involved in cool things with my friends. If I ever want to do something, nobody cares, and I'm left to do it all alone. Why are my motives so different from everyone else...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    Who am I ? من أنا ؟ That's arabic

    and it means who am I ? I can't describe it ... Use your imagination ;)
    farnoush farnoush 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    Well kinda. I'm taking classes

    because I'm studying to be a producer. I think I'm getting the hang of it. This is a drawing I did inspired by the new video game Alien Isolation.
    aFuzzyBlouw aFuzzyBlouw 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel like being able to draw is

    such a gift. When everyone else sits home and watches tv, I can sit and draw for hours . It's wonderful
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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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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    cleef84 cleef84 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 31

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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 painted this last night .

    , still incomplete ..
    farnoush farnoush 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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    baconismycat baconismycat 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 19

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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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    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 3 Responses Apr 29

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    I graduated from university last year with a

    major in illustration. I love drawing and painting and expressing myself and the way I see the world through art.
    lechatnoirr lechatnoirr 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    I started drawing when I was about five,

    I wasn't very good at it, I would draw people and my grandma would make fun of them, if I drew trucks or cars, my grandpa would say The tires looked like buttons. I quit drawing for a while, then I started again, maybe years later, and I kept at it, I seem to be doing well...
    sneadle sneadle 16-17, M 6 Responses Sep 17

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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 13 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    farnoush farnoush 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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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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    I am working more than ever right now.

    Have about 60 pieces backed up! Working 3 or 4 days a week. I hope it stays this way! all pieces are portraits and consist of charcoal, oil paints, sculpture, even pastels. This is great! Plus I love hearing hearing everyone say how talented I am and that I'm a genius...
    ijustneedtoletitout ijustneedtoletitout 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Question for any sequential artists out there.

    I need to ink a page in three different comic book methods. There's High Contrast, Traditional American... aannnd I can't remember what the last one is called.
    illiy illiy 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    I have been losing my drive

    for art lately. I'm in another deep block and this time I'm not wanting to do anything. I have no clue what to draw or paint, I hate my art and style, and wish I were quicker and better. I can't seem to stay motivated in much of anything anymore. I can't seem to find passion...
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 11

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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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    CelaRose1995 CelaRose1995 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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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.
    ChainMailed ChainMailed 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    I'm a fine artist, abstract illustrator,

    and aspiring designer. I've been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil, and for the past 3 years I started practising more frequent. Throughout my life I've met lots of talented and amazing artists, and I'd like to meet other wonderful artists as well. Hopefully my works...
    alexalivia alexalivia 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Grey gardens That reflects my life

    if u watched grey gardens movie or the documentary u will Get it .. The 3 trees r my 3 brothers .. They suffer from the grey gardens disease :)
    farnoush farnoush 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    Don't get too excited please.

    No this is not my behind. I wouldn't want to scare anyone with my own backside. This one is much nicer.
    discovery5 discovery5 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 8

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    I draw, paint, write,

    sing and dance. Some days all at the same time, which makes for an interesting mess. This is my latest painting, 20"x30" acrylic. critiques are welcome.Thanks.Ss.
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 24

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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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    RedMarcher RedMarcher 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton,

    fully shaded and all of that fun stuff. Hours were spent on this. Hours.
    RedMarcher RedMarcher 16-17, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Rosaleenamor Rosaleenamor 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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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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    SimplyHearts SimplyHearts 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    I am sick of pastels

    and charcoal, need a new medium
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 26