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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.

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 (12)

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.


Being my own art historian

2015 . 01 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (3)


While trying to date this piece of decorative art that I made as a teenager, I learned a little something about the artist I am today.


The psychology of self-portraiture / La psychologie de l’autoportrait

2015 . 01 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

self-portrait



There are five factors that influence how an artist portrays themselves. Il y a cinq facteurs qui influencent la façon dont un artiste se dépeint.


I haven’t changed a bit.

2015 . 01 . 08 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn


I like to think I have, but a recent look through a family photo album revealed that I’m still who I was at sixteen in many ways.


Piglets and mudita / Les petits cochons et mudita

2014 . 12 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

piglet painting


Baby animals and a Buddhist concept sum up nicely what I’d like for the world. Ces animaux et ce concept bouddhiste résument bien ce que j’aimerais voir dans le monde.


Negative emotions in art / Les émotions négatives dans l’art

2014 . 12 . 08 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painting


They’re not something I like to focus on, but they have come up recently. Je préfère ne pas me concentrer sur ce genre de chose, mais ce type de sentiment est présent ces jours-ci.


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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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