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Self Taught by GoatSocks Self Taught by GoatSocks
My first stamp. Because sometimes art school doesn't happen.

( and other times art class can't be tolerated. X3 )

*** 10/01/10***

Wow, this got a lot of faves/views! Now That I look back on it, it's an ugly stamp. xD I think there are prettier self taught stamps out there now. I should really update this thing. =O

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Vinchinderlous Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yup. I am too.
Rad-Puppeteer Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest though, with all the resources online, you can be a self taught artist and still learn all the fundamentals of art as long as you find good resources to work off of. Other times, you still need to take classes for other things like life drawing, haha
locopumpkin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i had to teach myself because our school doesn't even have art classes TT_TT
RaccoonDeathPaw Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
haha same
ThatOneKawaiiPony Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
I did have some art classes.... But I don't remember what I learned and if it had any effect on my art. It was years ago and even after that I drew stick figures XD
sonatadusklovee Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eeyup that's me,how do I use it?
gummydog Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Art classes just take the fun out of art sometimes... 
llazzi Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
Hellsing4lyfe Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am proud to say I am a legit self-taught artist. No books and tutorials for me! I learnt to draw HORSES by sitting outside andwatching the neighor's gelding...I just drew what I saw (it helped that he was a lazy fucker and never moved XD) so I never drew boxy shapes
TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess I am a self taught artist. :)
PinkCandyBow Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Artist
Tiny Pink Heart PixelUsing uvuTiny Pink Heart Pixel
Claw201 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't self taught artist when you learn how to draw all by yourself?
locopumpkin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
it's when you dont' take classes to learn how to draw. you do it all on your own~
sorry for the late reply >o< 
Claw201 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! x3
locopumpkin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
np! OwO
cartoonuniverse123 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you put a stamp on your profile page
mlpforevs Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
☜(⌒▽⌒)☞Hehe me too!!!!

PawsTheKitty Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm using~ Here's a fav~ :iconfavoriteplz:
SnakeTheBaronOfHell Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Using~ uvu
fiore-ciuri Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What does it mean to be a "self taught" artist? Are you a self taught artist if you've watched tutorials? What about you taught yourself the basics of drawing, and people came along who gave you tips? Are you a "taught" artist only if you get a legit lesson from somebody? I feel like everybody has their own definition of this kind of artist...
Rad-Puppeteer Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose a self-taught artist is one that takes initiative to learn on their own, whether it's through experimenting, doing tutorials and just going at it at your own pace.

Taught artists for me are the ones that go through actual classes and learn art through someone else.

I've done both :]
fizzytastic Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Personally, I feel like you're a "taught" artist if you've taken some kind of art class. :thumbsup:
FinnPaws Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
New in DA so, how do I use? ene
DragonDragoo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup yup yup. <3
IGame101 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aint nobody got money for art school

((also because art class doesnt teach me shit i dont know))
Mageofcats Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Oi, the fact that it's not pretty is the exact reason so many people like it! SELF TAUGHT! You accentuate the message wonderfully! ^_^
AyixNovalee Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it x3 
Math-X Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Nobody is self taught. You all learned from one place or another. It doesn't have to be an art school.
Knightsurfer5454 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dunno, I was never really taught how to draw, and I've been slowly been picking up tricks all on my own :V
eminem417 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
by "taught" you (or I) mean "had been drawing as a child & just wanted to do & get better at" then i agree :)
IGame101 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yesss *highfives*
eminem417 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
right on :D *highfives back*
Arannatist Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i go to a art club but all they really do is hand you some paper and pencils and tell you to just draw xD
SomeGamerKid Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I consider myself largely self-taught. I mostly just stare at myself in a mirror and contemplate what arms are shaped like or how pants wrinkle, etc. I'm also always improving, refining how I draw facial features, e.g. eyes, nose, etc. I used to draw eyes just as lines, and that was ok for pencil on paper, but I realized it would start to get weird if I ever transitioned to color, so I now draw them as long ovals (like in my profile pic). I also stare at other people to figure out how necks work, how male and female necks differ, etc. I haven't gotten any weird looks yet, thankfully.
cutekitteh1111 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist
fluffy-gloves Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
berrychenny Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student General Artist
using it! Thank you!^^
Flamingfox2993 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I drew since I was 6, and I made a huge improvement, no art school.
snowisacatXD Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I learned from the best. me
lorenavldz09 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I learned how 2 draw by myself ever since I could 1st pick up a crayon^^
Scyoni Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a bunch of old self taught artist stamps fav'd... then I did go to art school. I don't know if that makes me a liar, because it was after xD
Bonnairel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
People, dont feel special lol
most of the people on DA are self taugh artist C:
and, ,,it doesnt make you any better
i mean, if they teach you, or not,
ruricchi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love drawing since i was little..and now i keep drawing :iconmingplz:
i have ever joined an art club..but i was like.."heck, i'm not a kid!!" Q A Q
and it doesn't help anyway >.<

LeafUsagi Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i went to an art class and they made me water color a picture where the landscape was already drawn for you. LAME.
UkiyamiAngel Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
So glad I found this xD I agree art school may not classes sometimes suck...xD
nightrainkatana Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
with some tips from a friend
Annarty-lionss Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
THEY MADE ME DRAW FRUIT... a0if 5[hygeawi gfto
we diden't learn much at my art class all we did was draw fruit and furniture not much help -.-
Dingo-Sniper Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Funny enough, i'm somewhat self taught (still learning).

I did art class all the way back in primary and all the way to part of grade 10. I never really learnt much from it and found my skills were actually degrading rather than improving. Art classes don't generally click well with me, it's too frustrating having a person yell at you what they want and how they want it done, my former art teacher in grade 9 told me to re-do my assignment simply because he didn't like it.

I think learning from books still qualifies as self taught in a way since they provide more "detail" than what an art teacher would. Nude classes how ever... i'm mixed on that.
Annie-epicjactations Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a self taught artist too :] i dont even usually use drawing books, but sometimes i use reference pictures, or online guides when there is something im having extreme trouble drawing.

I dont like art school/classes because most of the time you have to draw a specific thing >_< which takes away the main reason i love to draw,which is freedom.
Fun-dragoness Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I half taught myself and half was taught by an art teacher... should I favorite?
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