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Welcome to Self-Taught Artists!

Thank you for joining our group!
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 4 Years ago
Oct 22, 2013


Group Focus
Art Creation

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7,971 Members
6,716 Watchers
118,117 Pageviews
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Gallery Folders

Terminology Poster by haileysthelimit
Typography Christmas Tree by haileysthelimit
One Small Step by haileysthelimit
Let's do the dog walk by haileysthelimit
Staff Folder
Queen by cheslah
one neon bat by Magra123
Cinnamon Cabaret Dancer (commission) by Magra123
Trisket the Kobold (commission) by Magra123
Artisan Crafts and Jewelry
Floral Long Layered Bead Dress by pinkythepink
3 - Venusaur Card by Devi-Tiger
Chtonic birds by metazoe
bone scorpion 3D by kalmanbari
Digital Artwork
Harrus Edinhigh by Magra123
The Urminator by Magra123
Sheik by Anadia-Chan
Drakia Bling by Brieana
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
Artemis by Super-Chi
Promises to Keep by Whytegriffin
Heartknees by BromocresolGreen
LBDBM : Sinai by ArtemisiaDark
Traditional Paintings

Mature Content

Atomick Boy~ Fock the System by PuercaGin
Joker by amoxes
Another World by PhilipHarvey
Steel Poker-faced Reiklander - Warhammer Empire by Carancerth
Dsc 0300 (3) by dhc72
063 - Sunrise by CarlaSophia
Decay by CNunes
VyGhraMunju Goddess of Balance by Pendragon-Arts
When Boy Meets Girl by WalkingGedis
Nocturne II by Gwendolyn1
Forget The Yesterday - NEW WORK! by brietolga
Stock and Resources
Sunset Stock by Aredelsaralonde
Vector and Fractal Art
Strangelove by lucid-light
3D Modeling and Art
O N I by Prismotic
Artistic Nudes and Fetish Art

Mature Content

HER - The Classic I (18+) by Van-Syl-Production
Icon Contest Entries
STA icon by LodeinArt
Digital Art 2
Commission for Paige by soul-crafter
Fan Art 2
RyuZU by D-Faction
Digital Art 3
Masque of the Red Death by Primogenitor34

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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
Hello everyone!
We still have ONE staff position open. If you want to join the STA team, send us a note and tell us why you're the best person for the job.

Staff responsibilities include:
:bulletred: Vote on submissions
:bulletred: Update journals/features/folders
:bulletred: Reply to notes
:bulletred: Remove troublesome/stolen pieces from the gallery
:bulletred: Deal with various shenanigans

We are looking for people who are online on a regular basis. If you are rarely around, please don't apply. Running this group is hard work, if you don't have the time, don't bother!
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willwhaley Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  New Deviant 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^
luaquinART Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thank you for accepting :) (Smile) 
JohannesParaomnia Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks for Membership! :)
GiovanniChis Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting me in your group!
SpoopsMcGee Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for accepting me! :D
PastelKoala Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016   Digital Artist
Hi guys there's currently a contest over on :iconaniartssa:
It's coloring our mascot! 

If you could share it around that'd be awesome :) (Smile) 
Thank you!
RejectAll-American Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Please don't advertise on our page, thanks
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