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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.


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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ZatchZ Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
SmilinJack Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Traditional Artist
Great work!

I'd love to see a detail shot of one. Is it all optical mixing?

Are they regular ballpoints or nicer ones?

Use whatever medium you like is my opinion. Ballpoints, at least the normal kind, just kind of sadden me because they're not Archival and have a good chance of fading or turning color.
xXMosstarXx Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
it's amazing what a person can do with a ballpoint pen. All your drawings look so realistic.
Pumagami Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful gallery!
GosieKin Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
"Mother Cat" is so cute!!    Heart 
pomme-soleil-passion Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I don't know how to say it in english so I'm gonna say it in french. Votre art m'émeut aux lames. C'est incroyable je ne sais pas de quelle planète vous venez mais ce que vous faites est époustouflant. Vos dessins ont une âme. C'est merveilleux. Félicitations et bonne continuation.
RRayLinden Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is truly amazing.  What you accomplish with such simple tools is beyond comparison.  Thank you for sharing your rare and wonderful talent.  I hope you never stop!
NikiomiStarz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic. Just... Epic.
simonpark81 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your work continues to impress and amaze.
just thought i would say so.
UkrainianWerewolf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  New member Student Artist
Your artwork "The Cute Redhead" is elegant and captivating.  When I was first born, my hair was this color of red except a little more The Devil Evil Eyes fiery red Stabbed with a Fork! Banned! Pokeball   Enjoy a great weekend!CD 
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