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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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bulldogstoy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
Amazing work!
CuteLittleLover Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
u are real talented =) and ur work are amazing <3 i hardly have that effect with photos -giggles-
3litza Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Your work is amazing. I can hardly believe that this tiger is drawn using ball point pens! WOW
Skvaderflight Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Hello, kudos for a beautiful gallery! :wave:

I was wondering if you might share some of your thought process behind creating art. Is there a specific reason for why you choose to add high detail in every area of a picture, rather than at chosen focal points? Just curious. 
VianaArts Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. If one area feels unfinished to me it really leaves me uncomfortable and I have to keep working on it until i am more or less satisfied.
RitaCosme Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bom trabalho :)
MaxHitman Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like you art gallery. Congratulations!
Its very emotional, expressive, surreal.

W4t3rf1r3 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
How is is even possible to be THIS good at drawing? Bravo.
cola93 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
great work that you have here! it shows me what a person can do with ballpoint pens..i really like this style cause it gives you lots of contrasts :)
sherryblawesome Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
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