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Artist Gwenn Seemel’s bilingual blog about art, portraiture, free culture, and feminism.

Business of art: this category of my blog includes all articles and videos that discuss how to make a living as an artist.

Conferencing in France! / Une conférence en France!

2015 . 05 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Mickey Moses

I’m excited to announce that this July I’ll be talking at the Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre in France about how to free yourself and your art! En juillet, je vais faire une conférence aux Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre en France sur comment libérer votre art et vous-même!

Un livre à partager

2015 . 05 . 14 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Je viens de publier mon livre sur pourquoi je renonce à mon droit d’auteur et pourquoi d’autres artistes auront peut-être, eux aussi, envie de remettre en question le copyright!


2015 . 05 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (13)


It happened finally: the mural of Kirk Reeves that I created last summer has been defaced by a tagger.

Accepting donations as an artist

2015 . 05 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (4)


Artists shouldn’t fail to explore this option as an income stream.

Evolving in public / Évoluer en public

2015 . 05 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Kristan Seemel

It’s probably the most difficult thing an artist has to do. Il n’y a rien de plus difficile dans le travail d’un artiste.

Help us share your art

2015 . 04 . 29 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

independent artist Gwenn Seemel

Most artists who use copyright don’t fully understand it. They don’t get that copyright requires others to ask them permission before they do just about anything with their art.

Aidez-nous à partager votre art

2015 . 04 . 29 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

artiste Gwenn Seemel

La plupart des artistes qui utilisent le droit d’auteur ne le comprennent pas complètement. Ils ne savent pas que le copyright oblige aux autres de demander leur permission avant de faire à peu près tout avec leur art.

Selling art to strangers online

2015 . 04 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

painted tiger

The Internet breeds scammers like evil little bunnies that gnaw away at our trust in humanity, so it’s hard not to be nervous.

Happy paywalls with Bob Ross

2015 . 04 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Bob Ross landscape

How the host of The Joy of Painting used a paywall to make his money.

A drawing commissioned by you

2015 . 04 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

ladybug drawing

Support me through Patreon and I’ll draw you an animal of your choosing.

T-shirts, totes, leggings, and lots of other stuff too!

2015 . 04 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

raccoon painting on a t-shirt

My RedBubble shop just got more exciting!

A letter to copyright warriors

2015 . 03 . 26 - Comments / Commentaires (5)


To anyone who passionately defends copyright and adamantly believes that it is good for artists, this is what I have to say.

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My name is Gwenn Seemel. I live in Richmond, Virginia, USA. I’m a full-time artist who blogs in French as well as in English. More...

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