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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

Media Type

7,933 Members
6,714 Watchers
115,301 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
Life in the Thorns by cheslah
Shine by cheslah
The Beyond by cheslah
Sping Fling by cheslah
Artisan Crafts and Jewelry
Vazduh i sunce by Kolorita
Car key 3 by Ronald-Martha
Beaded Cats by MyBeadedFantasy
Valentine Charms by KytCordell
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
Zalitre~with hair cut~ by PuercaGin
Celtic by Nephthys76
Mature Eye by Bradipsiquia
V O I D by MariaDiAvvenire
Traditional Paintings
Spring Bunny. by SueMArt
Apocalypse by midgardart
Man and nature II by rollarius55
The Ecstasy of Introvert Exhibitionism by JohannesParaomnia
red lips always lie by TrishaMonsterr
Recovery by tanikel
Arizona Dreamcatchers by justmeandmycoffee
Rare beauties by RavenMontoya
In the end by Rui-Abel
At World's End by WalkingGedis
Beneath the atomic mushroom by Lior-Art
Jeskyns Country Park Nos 4 - 21st march 17 by Nigel-Hirst
Stock and Resources
Goldfish PNG Stock Pack by MonochromaticART
Vector and Fractal Art
Array134b by GrahamSym
3D Modeling and Art
Dead or Alive Marie Rose Pose 3 by SliderDigitalFX
Artistic Nudes and Fetish Art

Mature Content

Hot Fun in the Summertime by ArtbroSean
Icon Contest Entries
STA icon by LodeinArt
Digital Art 2
Commission for Paige by soul-crafter
Fan Art 2
BOOM by 10Juu
Digital Art 3
Priestess Page 2 by Atlas0

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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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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
PastelKoala Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016   Digital Artist
Sorry, just trying to get the word out! Didn't realize it wasn't allowed. :) 
InfectedBloodComics Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there, do you accept comics, as well? Or should it be just illustrations/concept art?
RejectAll-American Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
We accept everything that is not a WIP or sketch
InfectedBloodComics Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, so I guess that includes entire original comics, one page at the time? If so, what would be the appropriate folder? Just want to make sure I get it right :)
RejectAll-American Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Just submit to whatever media it's done in. If it's done in digital, digital folder will be fine :)
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ThreeLeaves Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for accepting me :blowkiss:
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