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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!

Some helpful links that you should REALLY read:

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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

Media Type

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

Weekly Stats

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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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dmbarnham Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey guys, I think this group is great but 1 submission ever 30 days seems extreme. Would you guys consider changing it to 2/3? --- just a suggestion, not trying to make mods cranky. 
RejectAll-American Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
We're not bending on that one. Cheers though
dmbarnham Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, that's cool :) 
Roos-Skywalker Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I would like to suggest an ''Animation'' folder in the gallery.
RejectAll-American Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Animation can fit in any other of our folders depending on what media its done in. There's no need to create another folder for it.
LeatherHead72 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for accepting me into this great group!:happybounce: Hug Love 
Alkhymeia Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you for accepting me :)
AlaskaSnow16 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yunalunagirl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
According to the group founder, you have to submit to the right folder, which is usually the wrong folder. For example, fan art doesn't go in fan art because obviously it doesn't. For some reason. This group is messed up is what it is.
RejectAll-American Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It was probably submitted to the wrong category. Or it was a WIP or Sketch.
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