Face Making

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

Uncopyright: this category of my blog includes articles and videos that discuss copyright, free culture, and imitation in art.

The Gwenn Seemel filter / Le filtre Gwenn Seemel

2017 . 01 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Gwenn Seemel

It exists! Il existe!

How to tune out useless comments / Comment ne pas écouter les commentaires inutiles

2017 . 01 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn Seemel art

Knowing who to listen to is the best thing you can do for your confidence as an artist. Savoir qui écouter améliora votre confiance en tant qu’artiste.

“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.

It’s because of you. / C’est à cause de vous.

2016 . 11 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

Gwenn Seemel, Long Beach Island artist

That’s how I make a living with my art. Voilà comment je vis de mon art.

Le fan art, est-ce vraiment de l’art?

2016 . 10 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


Après être passée voir un concours de sculpture de sable, j’ai eu quelques questions sur le fan art, parce que la majorité des œuvres faisaient partie de ce genre.

[English version]

Portraits of a portraitist / Portraits d’un portraitiste

2016 . 09 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

portrait Julie Guillot

I love to see myself as others see me. J’aime bien me voir comme les autres me voient.

Is fan art real art?

2016 . 08 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

castle photo

The other day, I attended a sand sculpture contest, and it left me wondering about fan art, because the majority of the sculptures were just that.

[version française]

Doing what’s best for your art / Faire ce qui est le mieux pour votre art

2016 . 07 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (2)


Art really is an artist’s baby. Les œuvres d’art ne sont pas les enfants d’un artiste.

Defying Goliath / Défier Goliath

2016 . 05 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn TED

What I learned from standing up to the TED organization. Ce que j’ai appris lors d’une dispute avec l’organisation TED.


2016 . 04 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn Seemel swirl

Recently a fellow artist revealed to me something I’d never recognized about myself.

An artist instead of a graphic designer / Un artiste au lieu d’un graphiste

2016 . 04 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


It’s important that I recognize who I am, both for myself and for my potential clients. Il est important que je reconnais qui je suis, pour moi et pour mes clients potentiels.

On David Bowie, fan art, and companies killing creativity

2016 . 03 . 09 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

David Bowie

Though I know the title doesn’t leave much room to hope, this article actually has a happy ending.

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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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