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Samuel Silva
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United Kingdom
Samuel Silva
Born in Portugal, 1983, went through Law School and graduated in 2007. Currently living in London, United Kingdom.


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I'm just a self taught patient hobbyist person.

I've always been interested in drawing, sculpting and painting since I was 2 years old.

I started drawing and developing my own style of ballpoint pen drawing back when I was in school, in simple classroom sketches in the back of my exercise books. I never imagined there were so many brilliantly masterful ballpoint artists out there.

Ballpoint pen is not my only medium, it's just the one I'm currently trying to master. At this point in my life I'm fairly proficient with chalk, pencil, color pencil, pastels, oils and acrylics. Maybe one day I'll create an account just to share those.

I'm just glad to be here, I want to learn a lot, see a lot, and enjoy to its fullest what other fellow artists have to share.

It takes me forever to do my works. The only thing that makes me keep going is my love for what I do and the ambition to go further and further.

Ballpoint pens are as underestimated as they are a powerful medium.
A ballpoint pen is just another art tool. A tool is only as powerful as the Artist who uses it.

It's not about what you use, it's about how you use it.

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IrisHopp Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Hey! Tomorrow I'm publishing a post about ballpoint pen drawing on my blog ( I would like to feature your 
Redhead Girl artwork because it's such an amazing drawing! 
I will credit you & link back to your DA page :)
smackedguy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!!! I have always liked using ballpoint pens for drawing.... Only ever used black though. What you have created here with only 8 colours is inspirational.
Mindblowing stuff right here! 
Keep it up.
IrisHopp Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Hey, I wondered if you have any progress pictures or step-by-steps? You art is gorgeous. I love the tigers most of all!
MorfStrongo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just want to say that your talent is... just... breathtaking. Doing that photo-quality drawing only with a few ballpoint pens?! AWESOME!!! I can only bow down to such a talent. :worship:
scrofts Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely amazing work going on here!
TechShiftZeiro Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
primalfuryan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
A very warm,healthy,successful & magically filled with love & happiness new year 2015 to you & your family,
take care and stay safe!Hug
Warmest Greetings by KmyGraphic ChristmasWishes by KmyGraphic Merry-Christmas 2015 by KmyGraphic 
StargazinArt Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing gallery! Great job on the details in every drawing Clap 
DianaCastillA Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Great gallery! :clap: im an oil painter, hope you visit my gallery :gallery: :D
Artur1989 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Great pictures. They look like photos taken by a camera. You are making miracles with your pens.
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