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For artists who are self taught.

Welcome to STA!

Rose divider by Sophibelle


Welcome to all new members! Thank you for joining our group. This group is for anyone who considers themselves self-taught, and all skill levels are welcome!


:bulletred: This group is for self taught artists, though we are not strict on what our definitions of 'self-taught' means.
:bulletred: Please be respectful. Do not bash other people and/or their artwork. We accept everyone and all forms artwork here!
:bulletred: Anything against DeviantART's policies are not allowed. Please note the group itself or an admin if you see something inappropriate and/or against DeviantART's policies. We will take care of it as quick as possible.
:bulletred: Please do not advertise on our page! There are plenty of groups that are made for that kind of thing.
:bulletred: Members are allowed to submit 3 deviations per folder per month. If you submit a deviation that gets declined, it will still count towards your monthly submission limit.
:bulletred: Please remember to submit to the correct folder! If you do not submit to the correct folder, your deviation will more than likely be declined. We will politely ask you to submit your deviation to the correct folder.
:bulletred: Don't like getting deviations in your inbox? Simply unwatch the group, there's no need to leave the group altogether!
:bulletred: It seems some people are having trouble joining the group. If someone is using the mobile website, the 'Join Group' button won't be on the page for some reason. You can simply switch to the desktop site and join, or just leave us a comment so we can invite you.

Thank you for reading, we hope you enjoy your stay here! We're always here and happy to assist you!

:bulletgreen: ADMIN POSITIONS: OPEN :bulletgreen:

If you're interested in being a staff member here at STA, please click HERE and fill out the form at the bottom of the journal!

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A while back i promised our amazing contributors that we would feature them on the main page of our group. So let's start it. This week it is :iconalexlehner: .

Alex is a very active Contributor and an amazing artist coming from Norway.
Alex focus lies within traditional art, as you can see in the following examples of Alex' artwork:

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For further information on Alex see:

You can see the rest of Alex' Portfolio at:

Be sure to give Alex a :llama: or two.

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internetontheblink43 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
tnx for having me 
Niimus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for accepting me :D
jaenicos Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks for the accept! 
TutorialHoarder Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
Thanks for accepting me :D
Squattrinato Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
Look at me, I'm the newest noob! Out of my way!
I'm self taught, but since I'm a bad teacher I learned nothing in the end XD
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