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I Am An Artist

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    I love doodling! <3 Sometimes,

    I just listen to music and draw anything I feel.
    hannahlulz hannahlulz 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 8

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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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    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 am very creative. I love to put my feelings

    into worda. You can have a glimps on my new blog to read my funny and emotional stories about life energymustmove.wordpress.com
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    If you go up to an artist

    and tell them how awesome their work is, they will most likely say no, it's crap, i have to fix it, etc. but if you go up to an artist and give them constructive criticism, they will most likely say, i knew it was crap! and then tear up the paper and start on a new page.
    hopelesslyalone7654321 hopelesslyalone7654321 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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

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    Yesterday I brought myself a sewing machine on

    eBay. I can't wait when it's gonna arrive! I didn't make anything in months so it's time to get crafty!!! I already have idea in my mind for a dress I just need to put it down on paper and start making pattern ready....
    couture2411 couture2411 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    EricRadliffe EricRadliffe 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I am a 22 year old creative trying to figure

    out how to create without worrying about negative criticism.
    vidaillustrates vidaillustrates 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 7

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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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    My thoughts are the paint brush my emotions the

    canvas, I rarely shed a tear but when I do each one tells it's own story
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M Apr 5

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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 am pretty damn proud of how I painted his

    hands. http://lolinondoda.deviantart.com/art/Orange-521698725
    Lolinondoda Lolinondoda 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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

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    I have my own private buisiness,

    and I need some advice on a project
    DPenrose28 DPenrose28 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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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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    I birthed from the Womb,

    with paintbrush in hand and pencil in the other. Picasso? He's my far distant brother. ') Give me any blank space, and it became my Canvas. Filled with Shapes, Wonder, and Colour; much so, I'd create a new Land Mass. See the rhythm of my Muse, Become Bewildered, the choices...
    H4IZURU H4IZURU 22-25, M Mar 23

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    What do you think of this piece?

    I painted it for a friend.
    SKDel SKDel 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 6

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    I draw a variety of things.

    I like to do different forms of art such as realism, abstract, cartoon/Disney/anime, etc. though I want to start painting more. Unfortunately I don't have any paint. Looks like I'll have to go to the art store soon! Lol
    HelloLovelyPerson HelloLovelyPerson 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I absolutely love dragons!

    This is one of my new ones. The element is fire and I just wanna hug it it's so cute! In my opinion anyways XD
    WhiteRose35 WhiteRose35 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I like art. Do you guys like drawing,

    painting, coloring, or what? I like drawing the most but I like how paint looks more
    Ngatt1 Ngatt1 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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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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    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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    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 am a painter and it's the only job I ever

    want to do. It's exciting and I meet amazing people and set my own schedule. There are some bad points. First, artists don't like each other. I never had an arch enemy, until I went to college for fine arts. There is another talented artist who I can't compliment on her work...
    Mokiba Mokiba 31-35, M 6 Responses Apr 1

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    I love painting with oils

    and watercolours with an impressionist style. I am currently studying to become an artist and eventually I wish to be as good as impressionists like Claude Monet.
    Sophoxox Sophoxox 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2014

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    LadyMegan LadyMegan 61-65, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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

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    UnusualArtist UnusualArtist 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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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!
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 17

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    I kinda bothers me that

    when I draw, people always interrupt to ask what I'm doing and what I'm drawing. And I hate it when I draw people they ask if it's me...it's getting hard to be a nice person to people these days
    WhiteRose35 WhiteRose35 16-17, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    does anyone believe that being artistic also

    makes your soul a bit tortured? i love being creative, but i also feel a lot of emotional pain. it feels like a blessing and a curse.
    guestno3 guestno3 41-45 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm looking to starting creating my own

    manga/comic but im not sure on how to go about drawing panels. Does anyone have any tips? And I want to do it in semi-realistic style like the cover pic I made.
    BlackSeraphim BlackSeraphim 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    This is one of my paintings.

    ..I don't usually show anything off that I do, cause in my eyes it's never that great always things I could have tweaked...so I really don't know why I'm posting this, I guess it's different when u post for people you don't know ...oh well...anyways, there it is..
    Starvin9Artist1 Starvin9Artist1 22-25, F 9 Responses Apr 10

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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 4 Responses Apr 17

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    It's my mums birthday today

    and I forgot so I managed to paint this of her dog in an hour... Opinions? Is it present worthy? (I know, I'm a bad daughter and I know it's pretty ****)
    Raeee1996 Raeee1996 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    Emergency please someone call 9-1-1/ The same

    date that the twin towers fell son/ Is this a coincidence or am I just completely dumb/ But it seems like we celebrate 9/11 each day with a gun/ Kids get slain/ Free from life's chains/ But still a slave/ To these statistics that materials portray/ Left alone in a box society's...
    SEKONSxEKx214 SEKONSxEKx214 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Artists, I need your help!

    So, I get to paint a wall mural at my college, and it absolutely has to have a dragon and a floating castle (with a giant moon in the background with vines and a waterfall :) ). When my instructor asked me what my message was, I was like "uhm..." because my purpose was just to...
    Drag0nMaster Drag0nMaster 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Breakingkal Breakingkal 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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