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


Crime: this category of my blog includes articles and videos about Crime Against Nature, the book and the series which reveal all the many ways girls and boys can be naturally.

Foxy fun!

2015 . 03 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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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.


The “he” problem

2015 . 02 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

salmon


I’m talking about the way some people use “he” as a nonspecific pronoun.


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.


Abstract background / Le fond abstrait

2014 . 12 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

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How I figure out what to do with the background in my art. Comment je décide que faire avec le fond dans mes compositions.


Taking and sharing process photos / Prendre et partager des photo du processus

2014 . 12 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (14)

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I really think artists should do this. Ça fait du bien pour un artiste.


Red-nosed

2014 . 11 . 13 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Rudolph is female


When the holidays make everyone who isn’t an elf take a break, I used to get frustrated.


Testing for trouble and confronting mortality

2014 . 09 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Portland artist Gwenn Seemel


Incurable illnesses like endometriosis come with certain advantages if you can just figure out where to look for them.


Understanding gatekeepers / Comprendre les patrons

2014 . 09 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

Japanese macaque


As artists, we usually end up working with various kinds of arts administrators, so it’s best if we know a little something about them. En tant qu’artistes, nous finissons souvent par travailler avec des administrateurs d’art, donc c’est bien de savoir un petit quelque chose à leur sujet.


Votre réputation en tant qu’artiste

2014 . 08 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painting of two grizzlies and their babies


Les artistes ont souvent peur que les entreprises vont voler leur art, mais ils ne devraient pas se tracasser, parce que la valeur de ce qu’un artiste crée est bien plus que l’œuvre en elle-même.


The artist’s business model

2014 . 06 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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Copyright only rarely enters into the business of art for most creatives, and this video explains why by talking about how artists actually make a living.


Not a coloring book / Pas un cahier de coloriage

2014 . 04 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

dolphin painting


Paintings are better when the artist isn’t just adding colors to a drawing on canvas. Un tableau est beaucoup plus intéressant quand un artiste ne travaille pas la toile comme s’il ajoutait des couleurs à un dessin.


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



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