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Welcome to Self-Taught Artists!

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This group is for anyone who considers themselves self-taught, and all skill levels are welcome!

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Group Info

We are the replacement for SelfTaughtArtists and are for those of you who are self-taught!
Founded 5 Years ago
Oct 22, 2013


Group Focus
Art Creation

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8,098 Members
6,652 Watchers
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Gallery Folders

In the Garden 6 by haileysthelimit
In the Garden 5 by haileysthelimit
In the Garden 4 by haileysthelimit
Staff Folder
Pay Me No Mind by cheslah
Jedi In Training by cheslah
Dude by cheslah
One Year by cheslah
Artisan Crafts and Jewelry
A quilted heart to symbolize love by BellaGBear
Candy Cane Brooch by RibbonsandClay
Handmade Paper lantern by TRINA388
giveawayInstagram by Vozlin
Digital Artwork
The Requiem by Khaoseden
Sheik by Anadia-Chan
Fan Art
Peter Rabbit by StarlightsMarti
Ari Ola by Brieana
Bob the Drag Queen by Brieana
Kim Chi by Brieana
Literature and Poetry
Traditional Media Besides Paint
Loosey Bouncy Carmen by DanosaurusWrecks
Breaking Point by RedLadyMercenary
Karaoke Night by EmilXOM
Mother Tiger by RyokoAyashi
Traditional Paintings
Winter Hunt by VikingWidunder
Peek A Boo/ Sick Man Of Essex by JohnPipere
Feast of Fools by 0laffson
Old man sailor by Neivan-IV
Calm by cindywebbphotography
Tribute to Jimmy Hendrix Custom Car #1 In series by awesome43
sperm whale by midgardart
128 - Summer sunset by CarlaSophia
Sunset Lover by vanlawrenc
Sanctioned Innocents by oneoftheclan
Silent Waters Run Deep by BrietOlga
Peace and love by stellartcorsica
Stock and Resources
25 Travel Actions by Bato-Gjokaj
Vector and Fractal Art
Biker Valter [Heroes of Today] by Primogenitor34
3D Modeling and Art
Rhino Head by RikkyTerto
Artistic Nudes and Fetish Art

Mature Content

Icon Contest Entries
Spells and Skills Icons by GraphicAssets
Digital Art 2
Commission for Paige by soul-crafter
Fan Art 2
The Wilderness Must Be Explored by handylight
Digital Art 3
Colour Experiment - Dance Dance Dance by MetalPorSiempre

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Hey y'all!  

Our "Traditional Media Besides Paint" folder is full, and a new one was created.  "Traditional Media Besides Paint 2" is the new folder to submit to!

Happy Creating!

Hey guys,

Since this group is all about artists that are self taught, I figured I would share a post I wrote about making your own alcohol inks:!Homem…
Nothing like self made art supplies to go with your self taught art :thumbsup::)

If you don't know what alcohol ink is, it's ink that can be used on non-porous materials like glass, metal and ceramics. You can also use it in painting like me, I love it because it dries really quickly and I find it fun to paint with. From what I've seen online it's also heavily used in crafting and scrapbooking because you can make really cool patterns/abstract art that works great for backgrounds and embellishments. Even if you don't have use for inks, maybe you'd have fun trying to make them at least. There's also tutorials I've written on there for photoshop and illustrator; Unrelated to making inks but also helps with the whole teaching yourself thing. :)

Thank you for reading and I hope y'all who take a look enjoy it.

- Brieana
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Pendragon-Arts Featured By Owner Edited Aug 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'd like to inquire why my art is just sitting and hasn't been accepted yet? :( It hasn't expired but nothing has been done with it either and I am about to submit another work. :( The Dragon by Pendragon-Arts .
VALIgraphics Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yo folks check out my digital-Graffiti gallery:D (Big Grin) 
willwhaley Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Professional Artist
all hail self taught artists!
VALIgraphics Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for accepting Love  
Mr-Slick-Detailer Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oops I put it in the wrong folder! It should be in a photography folder. Anyway I am a self taught high end auto Detailer. 
Domisea Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks for the request! ^o^
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