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About Traditional Art / Professional Official Beta Tester Cynthia BlairFemale/United States Groups :icondaportraiteures: dAportraiteures
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Reference from real life whenever possible.
When you reference or copy from another artist's studies/sketches/art, you may be copying their mistakes as well. Furthermore, an artist's studies are their notes and --just like with history or chemistry notes-- copying someone else's notes will not help you fully understand the material. To completely understand anatomy, you must take your own notes and build your own understanding through observation.
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It's been awhile

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 10, 2014, 12:38 AM
Since I've been able to create my own work!
I've been doing nothing but client work ...pays the tuition bills, but can't say it satisfies my artistic soul.

It's funny, when I finally start making a decent living at this, I'm miserable and frustrated that I can't paint what I want anymore. I feel as though I've sold out.
Is this normal?

I miss you all so much - I really want to catch up on all the creative directions, new stuff you've been posting. I have lots of new work I haven't posted, just needs those finishing touches...

See you soon :)

  • Listening to: remixes
  • Reading: Outlander
  • Watching: *
  • Playing: iTunes
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: fiji water


Cynthia Blair
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Multi-talented traditional and digital artist seeking soul-fulfilling work and creative fun.

Open to challenges.

"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs


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Aero-zeppelin654 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your gallery. if you're ever interested in joining any of my clubs just let me know.Hi! 
Antonella-Franceschi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
OMG OMG OMG!! Your gallery is cool!
shyanne-skye Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god you're awesome.
Carl-Seager Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Always a joy to check out your page again Cynthia :-)
BlackestQueen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! I love your amazing art~ :heart:
I wandet to ask, if you do point commissions/art trades/requets! :meow:
Because it's my birthday and I'd love to get maaany pictures of my characters~ :la:
So, could you tell me if you could draw something for me? I have also some points, so, I can pay you, or we can do an art trade! :D

Greetings, Shani
myheroisapikachu Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I. Love. Your drawings!!!!!!!!!!!! EPIC Clap 
yumyumcat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
I'm so in awe of ur art ~ you're such an inspiration! . God Bless you!!  Hug 
Egil21 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
:wave: Hello! 
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NiceJimmyPage Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student General Artist
You are perfect! Amazing job! I love everything you do! ongratulations Cynthia!
Neon-Blue-DaggeR Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What amazing art skills you have!!

You portraied some of my favourite musicians (i.e. Panic! At The Disco) in a truly beautiful way :heart:

...which means: instant watch! :D
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