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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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CrazycrafterDianne Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  New member
Wow your work is truly amazing !!
JonARTon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
wow your work is amazing! I'm always impressed with good ballpoint pen work but yours takes it to the next level!
VeronicaZoo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Hi, your art is absolutely stunning! You're an inspiration :)
But i have a question: 
Being a ballpoint pen user myself, when i'm doing lots of quick strokes, the pen tends to "blot" or the ink becomes sticky, thicker and creates a hideous smudge if i were to run my hand over it. I was wondering if this ever happens to you and how you fix it? Is it because of the pen I am using?

VianaArts Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi I use Bic pens and they form less blobs. But they still do, so I clean my pen once a minute. There is no other way around that.
P-OLAK Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Great Job; definitely an inspiration. 
bignando Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
great job in the new art !!
zwoman Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Hi there, Samuel!  I just dropped by to say (and I'm pretty sure you hear or read this all the time, but what the hell?) that I'm a big fan of your works, and your pieces are basically one of the reasons why I started doing ballpoint pen art last year. So keep those ballpoints busy and continue amazing and inspiring people!  Wishing you all the best. :D
holdersteven1 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is phenomenal Samuel.  I have question. I'm surprised with the white, is there an opaque white ink that I'm unaware of or are you preserving the white of the paper or surface your work is done on? If so, what method do you use to preserve the white .
Amazed fellow artist.
VianaArts Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. Thanks. I just use the white of the paper itself and draw around it. Requires planning ahead though.
holdersteven1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
intense concentration!
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