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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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Lexi247 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day!
zwoman Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Oh... my... God.  Thank you sooooo, sooooo much for adding me to your watch list, Mr. Silva!  I consider it a great, great honor, because your amazing works are what inspired me to start on ballpoint art 2 years ago.  I absolutely love your works!  Thank you so much and more power to you! :love: Greetings from Manila, Philippines! :heart: :D
Redsterfish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
portugese the best (teachee)
toyotami Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hello! I just wanted to let you know that your pen skills are amazing! especially since it's done with different colors! 
I've seen some pen art, but none like yours! I really adore the illusion of your art looking like photographs! 
LifeIsToBeHappy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Your art is just amazing, I know you hear that all the time but I just want to say what an incredibly motivation you've been for me recently with art. 
Frostjump Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
omg. hey, have you drawn any Snow Leopards? I love them! please Reply with a link if you have drawn one.
Karielee Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are incredible!!
FrayAldernari Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student General Artist
I must see your process. I MUST SEE ITTTTT.
Sora24art Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  New member Student Interface Designer
love your art!!Love 
ColourburstTEY Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you ever done tutorials? :)
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