Basically. I'm entering my senior year of college with a double major in English and Fine Arts; however, I only began oil painting in September of last year...and I began painting figures in November. Both my Painting I and Painting II professors were very open with just letting the students play and work with oils, critiquing us individually. Overall, I would definitely consider myself self-taught.
How do you submitt your paintings? Do you take a photo or scan them in? I was really curious because sometimes I make something with pastel that I like, but I just can't upload it to DeviantART that makes it look good
It depends on the size. This painting is 16" x 20" so it's much too large for a scanner. Instead, I take a photo of it outside (not directly in the sunlight) when the painting is dry. I've actually never scanned a painting before.
You are an impressie artist. I am personally very glad that you use traditional method (paint and not digital painting) for your art. the work itself is VERY impressive and the canvas with all its details is an amazing piece. Keep it up