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Lines to Dots

Lines to Dots

From H. Ashley

I’m not quite sure what to do with my life but I’m pretty certain drawing will be apart of it.

Education isn’t my cup of tea being a high school drop out and still trying to get my GED. Drawing is a maze for me. One path lends to accomplishment but I find myself wanting more, a harder challenge, in which that path lends me to frustration and disappointment which cuts me off and not wanting to draw any more. But when I sit and stare at that wall I think maybe some things aren’t meant to be…maybe drawing isn’t what I was meant to do…just maybe. But how come I was able to teach myself how to draw, why is it that I have pictures in my head that were meant to be shown to strangers for they can have purpose to draw. It has to be some thing…

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An outsider learning

An outsider learning

by Edward Setien

They (the critics) tell me I am an outsider artist because I never went to art school or had have an art or training education.

My passion for painting was like the Big bang theory, it just exploded in my brain one day that a friend gave me some art supplies and I started splashing the canvas with brushes and oils. I got hooked from the beginning. All the time I wanted to be a writer but it was complicated and time consuming, painting was faster and free my spirit to express my emotions in a way that did not need translation like a book does.

It became an obsession and a quest to paint in a way never done before. I created a Non-forgeable technique in a studio-gallery I had in Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach. My drawing skills are still naïve and child-like, that is way I would need some lessons to improve my artworks and my life…

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Barguetastic

Barguetastic

By GERRY O DONNELL

Hi,

I have been drawing all my life. Self taught, I have have no formal training. I mostly read books on art and now with YouTube, I scan for tips and tricks. I have always wanted to be a true artist, and would love to have a formal training that would take me to the next level. I currently live in Scotland with my wife and 2 children…

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Japanese culture

Japanese culture

By Frank Del Bosque

I have been studying the arts since High school. Before college, that my interest was in oil painting and pencil drawing. Now I’m also doing an advertising design.

My drawings and paintings are influenced by Japanese culture and history. I study and research anything from Japanese historical figures, historical events and theatrical arts. I take an inspiration from Japanese culture for compositions of my paintings and drawings…

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My Passion for Art

My Passion for Art

By Uchenna Ofodile

“Artist don’t make money until they’re dead,” he said. It was a harsh though for a child to stomach, but in a one utterance my father dented my dream of being an artist. I should have cried, but I did not. I just retreated back to the safety of my room. Back to a reality of infinite possibilities.

I use to sit in my room and draw until the moon waved me to sleep. When I dreamed, my drawings came to life and I could not wait to wake up so I could draw again. I was quiet, but the pencil chronicled my internal dialogue. It narrated, while the paper listened. With each line I was transported from boredom to a majestic realm of pure amusement. I could be myself. The paper never judged, even when others did…

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Art for piece of mind

Art for piece of mind

Troy Perkins

I started art back in junior high school, then when I started working it fell to the way side but now that I am I great need of solace and relaxation I find that art helps to give me that…

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Message Art

Message Art

Teo Kvitsinadze

I live in a small Country named Georgia (Caucasus). In my country Art isn’t at its appropriate level. I need to know if I stand at the right way to show Georgian people Arts power…

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Dokino’s Art

Dokino’s Art

Dokino

My name is Dokino, born and raised in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. I have been living in Boston since 2006.

I have studied in Hartford Art School at University of Hartford and Illustration at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in Cambridge…

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Artist or Accountant?

Artist or Accountant?

By Cici Polk

I’ve loved art my whole life. I never thought I could make a living at it, so I studied to be an accountant instead. Sometimes I doodle on the back of my spreadsheets. Sometimes I feel jealous that my kids get to take art classes in school.

What I really want to do is get good enough at art to quit accounting and make a living doing what I already love to do. As with any working mother, time is scarce, so an online course is perfect for me.

I hope you like my drawing!

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My new career

My new career

By Arturo Odilón Ortiz

I discover myself as a plastic artist after the company that I was working closed doors. I went to Mexico to visit my mother and ask her to give me some lessons in oil painting since she is a great artist and I started producing paintings that my Mom feels proud off. I really like and enjoy painting and I think it is going to be my new career but still need a lot to learn, that is why I would like to win the contest, the painting that I sending is the 2nd ever produce…

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