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

Drawing: this category of my blog includes all articles and videos that show my drawings on paper and my digital drawings.

It’s people not objects that allow artists to make a living.

2017 . 09 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


If only artists understood.

Drawing a butterfly / Dessiner un papillon

2017 . 08 . 31 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

monarch butterfly drawing

There’s never a perfect time to make art. Il n’y a jamais un moment parfait pour créer de l’art.

The rejected artist / L’artiste rejeté

2017 . 08 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

octopus heart drawing

It’s the way of things for an artist, but it doesn’t have to be depressing. La vie est comme ça pour un artiste, mais ce n’est pas obligatoirement déprimant.

Drawing a hawk

2017 . 06 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

hawk drawing

Maybe I like hawks so much right now because I’m losing my distance vision as I get older.

Drawing a rabbit

2017 . 05 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

rabbit art

I like to share these process videos, because I like to think that everybody can draw confidently with pens.

Drawing Frida, the bear, and the television

2017 . 05 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn Seemel drawing

In this video, I explain the choices I made to create the image.

Drawing year

2017 . 04 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

blue frog art

It’s been a little more than a year since I upped the prices of my drawings on paper.

Patreon and supporting artists on a monthly basis / Patreon et donner aux artistes chaque mois

2017 . 04 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Frida with bear and television

There’s a long history of communities supporting artists. Il y a une longue histoire de communautés qui soutiennent les artistes.

Flitting / Papillonner

2016 . 12 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


Seeing where problems are possibilities. Voir comment les problèmes peuvent être des possibilités.

Stopping racist or sexist behavior / Arrêter les comportements racistes ou sexistes

2016 . 11 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

rainbow heart drawing

It’s tricky when it’s coming from people you know. C’est délicat quand ça vient de gens que vous connaissez.

“It is the time you have wasted on your rose that makes your rose so important.”

2016 . 11 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (2)


What Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has to do with the artist Antonella Raimondo and me.

Being a partner / Être partenaire

2016 . 11 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

chicken drawing

How changing one word can change things. Comment changer un mot peut changer beaucoup plus.

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My name is Gwenn Seemel. I live on Long Beach Island in New Jersey, USA. I’m a full-time artist who blogs in French as well as in English. More...

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