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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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FakeK Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Writer
You're officially my favourite artist. I've been looking for the source of your Redhead Girl drawing for ages and it never traced back to you. I'm currently very happy. xD
JaCarvalho Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  New member
Do you do private drawings? At what cost?
GodOfCreation Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing work, this is truly outstanding confidence and patience. I Also love the detail.Clap Clap Clap Clap 
99shadows Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
scomodo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Incredibly detailed work. I absolutely adore your gallery. :heart:
peasandlove Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
I thought I could be proud of my works with black ballpoint pen because I tried to make a study without a pencil lineart. After seeing this I feel like a child Nuu You are an incredible artist! I just have to see the group you founded!
Armed-Greek-shooter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
You are an extremely talented artist
AlyciaV Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  New member
I absolutely love your work! I am striving to get my work done realistic like yours. The fact that you used ballpoint pens is just amazing! I never even thought about using them. I have been drawing since I was little too and absolutely love it! I only hope I can be as good as you one day. Fantastic!! Please feel free to look me up on Facebook to see my pieces, my name is Alycia Van Wart.
ZebraFLUFF Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student General Artist
ZebraFLUFF Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student General Artist
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