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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 5 Years ago
Oct 22, 2013


Group Focus
Art Creation

Media Type

8,084 Members
6,679 Watchers
128,098 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
Splash by RejectAll-American
New year date night by Magra123
Benelli by cheslah
Pandora's edge (Commission) by Magra123
Artisan Crafts and Jewelry
Fluffy(Everwing) Cake by ginas-cakes
Captain America Amigurumi by cristell15
Faulkroal the Wemkeer Griffin poseable art doll by CreaturesofNat
Who Do You Dance For? by aRT-iS-eXTaSY
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
Bear Twins by Supach
HIZAKI by Angelic-yunie
fruit by Neivan-IV
Chakra -B.O.T. Page 350 by ARVEN92
Traditional Paintings

Mature Content

Adoration by Hedgesloth
Railway to Infinity by F33R-the-B33R
Chamomile by angryskipper
The wood of birth by rollarius55
Blue Roses by MariannaInsomnia
Inquisitive by Ryardn
Alluring Angel~ by carlaacastillo09
Bouquet to Art 2018 Flowers 54 by Trisaw1
Inside abandoned dark mansion by ICONcreations
Sendero olvidado by KellieArt
Behind of the Twilight Mountains by davidperesbr
Speed Dating by n2n44
Stock and Resources
Anime/manga drawing/colouring tutorial, by ZXY8 by zxy8
Vector and Fractal Art
Mechanical Organisms by GrahamSym
3D Modeling and Art
Abandoned Robot by RafaCM
Artistic Nudes and Fetish Art

Mature Content

Denim by Life-takers-crayons
Icon Contest Entries
Spells and Skills Icons by GraphicAssets
Digital Art 2
Commission for Paige by soul-crafter
Fan Art 2
Ask Not The Sparrow How The Eagle Soars by FriedSoup
Digital Art 3
A New Friend by teeyu

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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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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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