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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.

Roar / Rugis

2015 . 09 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

lion


Recently, I discovered that drawing can be a kind of therapy. Récemment, j’ai découvert que le dessin peut être une sorte de thérapie.


Repeating / Répéter

2015 . 08 . 31 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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A studio practice is at least as much of a cycle as it is a progression. Une pratique artistique est un cycle aussi bien qu’une progression.


A jay for J / Un geai pour J

2015 . 08 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

blue bird


Blue is a funny color. Le bleu est compliqué comme couleur.


The full figure / La figure complète

2015 . 08 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

squirrel monkey


It’s something I don’t show enough of in my work. Je ne la montre pas assez dans mon art.


The teacher who never taught me / L’enseignante qui ne m’a jamais enseignée

2015 . 07 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

high school art


I learned a valuable lesson from an art teacher whose class I quit. J’ai appris une leçon précieuse avec l’enseignante d’un cours d’art que je n’ai jamais compléter.


Tracing / Tracer

2015 . 07 . 13 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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It’s not cheating, but it is a tool that’s best used only by certain artists. Ce n’est pas la triche, mais un outil qui est mieux utilisé seulement par certains artistes.


On my way! / En route!

2015 . 07 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

wall


Next week, I’ll be speaking in France! La semaine prochaine, je fais une conférence en France!


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 (4)

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.


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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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