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Samuel Silva
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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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dorenna Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Stunning art, also, excellent body of, quality art. I wish my photos were as sharp as your pen.
P.S. You were my random pick for the night.
cupboards Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your artwork inspires me to just draw away! It's really beautiful and inspiring, and I can hardly believe the ones done with a ballpoint pen. Splendid job!
Draxulaura Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
You are amazing
NacoticaLP Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
Beautiful artworks, keep up the good work!

I saw quite a few (big-)cats  on your gallery. So just in case you are interested, check out Kevin Richardson (… ) 
riberma Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woow ! I don't have words !! Your work is amazing . Shocked 
Beautyunleashed109 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible art-work! You must put a lot of time into each of them. Keep it up!Heart - Free 
DornCresh Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that you are ginger hair
EpicRandomCat115 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How long does it take to create each piece of artwork? It looks like you put a lot of effort into them. :)
HailTheSunKitten Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He might reply but just in case : he has put the time of each picture on their description, for example
"Margay cat" took approximately 10 hours,
"Red head girl" took approximately 30 hours,
"Afghan Girl" took approximately 120 hours,
EpicRandomCat115 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow :o
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