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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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8,101 Members
6,670 Watchers
129,235 Pageviews
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Gallery Folders

In the Garden 6 by haileysthelimit
In the Garden 5 by haileysthelimit
In the Garden 4 by haileysthelimit
In the Garden 3 by haileysthelimit
Staff Folder
Dude by cheslah
One Year by cheslah
Splash by RejectAll-American
New year date night by Magra123
Artisan Crafts and Jewelry
Final World Cup by claymeeples
Restoration Work - Beaded Gold Dress by pinkythepink
Papercut - Gryffindor - HarryPotter - Papercutting by ParthKothekar
Autumn dress - I Season by LauraNiko
Digital Artwork
The Requiem by Khaoseden
Harrus Edinhigh by Magra123
The Urminator by Magra123
Sheik by Anadia-Chan
Fan Art
Ari Ola by Brieana
Bob the Drag Queen by Brieana
Kim Chi by Brieana
Sonic and Tails - Old School by PercyPo
Literature and Poetry
Traditional Media Besides Paint
Practice Pencil Portrait by Andared
Johnny Cool movie by stevie-wydder
Fingieeeez by seanpt
Knock Stupid! by MiGpilot25
Traditional Paintings
Identity by RedLadyMercenary
Coneflower by Margott022
Okapi by ThreeLeaves
Untitled Motor by TheWalrusArt
An Act of Love by Season-5
VW Factory (HDR) by skywalkerdesign
Big Lego Toy by fmr0
Good old Venice by Kitanokata
heart by whyou
Blood Goddess by Corvinerium
coral dreams III by Gwendolyn1
Summer flowering by Juanilla
Stock and Resources
13 Mysterious Lights Brushes by AStoKo by AStoKo
Vector and Fractal Art
Mechanical Organisms by GrahamSym
3D Modeling and Art
Mask by RafaCM
Artistic Nudes and Fetish Art

Mature Content

Temperament (18+) by Van-Syl-Production
Icon Contest Entries
Spells and Skills Icons by GraphicAssets
Digital Art 2
Commission for Paige by soul-crafter
Fan Art 2
Rinoa - Scene Redraw by LeoArcana
Digital Art 3
Chii (Magtheridon) by sarcazmatic

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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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