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Art Competition – Archive 2014

Art Awakening

Art Awakening

Artwork by LC Shapiro

My mother always told me life starts at 50, and I believe that’s true. As I’ve gotten older, I am realizing how short life is, so I’m beginning to do the things that bring me the most happiness.

After lying dormant for over 50 years, my need to create has awakened! Painting and sculpting have become my joy! …

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Study Of a Head

Study Of a Head

Artwork by Otari Iobidze

Hello!

Im Otari, 15 year old.I live in Philadelphia.

I used to paint from the age of 5.

Most of the time I paint with oil on canvas. I came in USA with my family a year ago! I’m self-taught painter! …

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Horse – Pen Drawing

Horse – Pen Drawing

Drawing in ball pen by Maila Good Day! I’m from Philippines. When I was young I really liked to draw and I wanted to become a famous artist. For drawing, I always used a ball pen because I had no money to buy art materials. Anyway, I enjoyed to draw in ball pen. After my High School I went working to support my Family and put aside my childhood dreams… Fast forward 30 years, this is the birthday gift to my fiancée. I had no money at a time to buy him a present, that’s why I drew a horse because he likes horses. Hope you like my drawing and thank you very much for your support. God bless Thank you again, Maila Enter the Art Competition »

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A Return to a Forgotten Dream

A Return to a Forgotten Dream

Konnichiwa.

My name is Bronwen and I am a mother, teacher, artist and dreamer. Though I’m originally from South Africa I moved to Japan in 2005 with my husband following a year later. I work here are an assistant English teacher in elementary schools and have two beautiful children of my own.

I’ve been drawing since I was young, but always struggled with it. I didn’t realize it at the time but I have some very strong leanings towards neo-classical and realist styles so I would get very frustrated with myself when I couldn’t reproduce what I saw. In high school I took art as one of my classes but my teacher and I got on very badly. She was very much an abstract art person while I would stare at a Jackson Pollock painting thinking, “I don’t get it.” Impressionism and Expressionism always felt unfinished to me, like someone had forgotten to go in and add all the details. At the time the teacher told me that an artist was not a camera so trying to faithfully re-create what we saw was futile and worthless. Somewhat dejected with this whole outlook and thinking that this was what ‘modern art’ was all about, I went to university to major in classical studies and drama instead of going to art school…

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Still Life Extrapolation

Still Life Extrapolation

Artwork by Lynn Osepchuk

I am an art educator wishing to continue my own personal growth in fine art which I’ve been doing since an early teen.

The work I’m submitting is a still life extrapolation that was done in a drawing course at The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Pa. in 2012.

With the extrapolation technique, that paper is covered with black charcoal and using a kneaded eraser, …

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Drawing by Mark Mathis

Drawing by Mark Mathis

I am a 51 year old recreational artist. I am self-taught and continue to try to challenge myself to get better and to try new things. I spent 6 ½ years in Africa among the Tswana people and love the wildlife there. I have so many pictures in my head I would love to be able to put on paper but don’t have the skills at this point. It is for that reason I would love to take the drawing course. Enter the Art Competition »

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Contemplation

Contemplation

Painting by Sushma Sabnis

After retirement from a 37 years of medical career, i embarked on completing BA in Fine arts in University of Arts London.I studied all art theory ,history and conceptual art.Although I did installation,video & photography in my final degree course, my heart was in Classical painting.I am glad I found you website.I love to paint like masters. after practicing technique in painting Still-lifes, I have moved on to Human figure…

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Dina

Dina

Artwork by Sanaz

I just start drawing and painting 10 months ago. I learn drawing from art blogs and online tutorials and I really want to be an professional artist :)

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Amatuer to pro one day at a time

Amatuer to pro one day at a time

Artwork by Seth Bland

Hello! My name is Seth.

It took me a while to figure out what I really wanted to pursue in life as far as a career choice. I discovered I loved to draw and paint and create characters and stories with my pictures.

While I was in grade school, I did not take my love for these things seriously because I had no idea this could actually be a career so it was more of a hobby. Only a couple years ago did I finally decide I wanted to get into illustration and/ or visual development for games and movies.

Over the last couple years I have taken a few fundamentals drawing and design courses, however not nearly as many as I would like. Aside from that, I have watched a ton of you-tube drawing/painting tutorials and bought gumroad tutorials and a couple dozen anatomy, painting, and how-to-draw books to gain the knowledge I have …

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Perplexity

Perplexity

Drawing by Nicci

I love drawing and I always want to improve. Drawing always makes me feel positive and brighten my mood and my day. If I were to win this competition I would be ecstatic because getting more tips and experience would make me want to create more artwork. Thank you for considering me in this comp! :)

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