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


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

A portrait of the artist as a young copycat

2015 . 06 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Guayasamin


When I was 15, a friend introduced me to the work of Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamín and changed my art forever.


Drawing and the artist’s hand / Dessiner et la main de l’artiste

2015 . 06 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

drawing


There’s no hiding with drawings. On ne peut pas chacher qui on est quand on dessine.


Accepting donations as an artist

2015 . 05 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

drawing


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


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.


Painting fictional people / Peindre des personnages fictifs

2015 . 04 . 13 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Ram2050


This is the first time I’ve ever done so professionally. Ceci est la première fois que je l’ai jamais fait étant artiste professionnel.


A drawing commissioned by you

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

unicorn drawing


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


Watching and acting

2015 . 04 . 08 - Comments / Commentaires (16)

French bulldog


This video of the making of my Watchdog drawing makes me sad for a myriad of reasons, but I couldn’t put off sharing it anymore.


Just a visual artist

2015 . 04 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

cat drawing


Don’t get me wrong: I love the work I do. Sometimes though, I wish I did something else.


The art of the thank-you

2015 . 03 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

student drawing


A pile of thank-yous from high school students made me look again at the importance of acknowledgment.


The antidote to fear / L’antidote de la peur

2015 . 02 . 13 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

bear


Courage doesn’t happen spontaneously. Le courage n’arrive pas spontanément.


Handprints and circles / Des empreintes de mains et des cercles

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

raccoon painting


Painting this raccoon has a bit to do with my past and a bit to do with my future too. Peindre ce raton laveur a un peu à voir avec mon passé et un peu à voir avec mon avenir aussi.


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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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