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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.

A letter to copyright warriors

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

bear


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


Foxy fun!

2015 . 03 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Gwenn


I reached my first pledge goal through Patreon, meaning it’s time for my first painting giveaway!


Painting giveaway through Patreon!

2015 . 03 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

eye painting


I’ve never done one, and after twelve years of professional art-making it seemed like high time.


Commission work and how to define boundaries

2015 . 02 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painting


Having a good sense of what you will and will not do for clients is the only way to ensure that the work you create will be art.


L’art créé sur commande et comment définir ses limites

2015 . 02 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


Avoir une idée de ce que vous voulez bien faire et ce que vous ne ferez pas pour vos clients est la seule façon de s’assurer que le travail que vous faite est de l’art.


Please help

2015 . 02 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

lion painting


It’s never easy to ask for things, but what I need is more lions in my life. Will you be my lion?


6 steps to freeing yourself and your art

2015 . 01 . 29 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

painting


If you’re questioning copyright, this guide will help you figure out what to do next.


Copyright, censorship, and the artist Miriam Elia

2015 . 01 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Miriam Elia


Miriam Elia, who describes herself as a professional copyright infringer, taught me an important lesson.


Strong

2014 . 12 . 26 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

TEDx talk


2014 was a year of new experiences, which all forced me to find my strength.


Presently

2014 . 12 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Carol Minear heart painting


Sometimes people I don’t know all that well give me beautiful things. By that I mean books, flowers, chocolates, and other delicious treats, but also original art.


Say what you mean with regards to image use

2014 . 12 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

my hero


And say it legally.


A book about sharing

2014 . 11 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

You Share Good


I’ve been promising it for a while: my book about why I don’t copyright my work and why you might not want to either is finally ready!


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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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