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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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jimTEA Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  New member
Amazing art...I cant believe its done with the ballpoint pens...
prostyle-da Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
you're the best... cheers
AutumnShadow98 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your drawings are amazing! i thought they were photographs! you are very talented! i can't express how your art is beautiful and .... eh.. YOU ARE AN EPIC ARTIST!!! Artimist - Puppy Eyes / teary eyes 
VerseZ Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  New member Professional General Artist
I am amazed at the quality of your work, and extremely impressed with your choice of medium. Your talent is undeniable.
AnimalsAreAngels Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  New member
Your artwork is so beautiful I could swear they were photographs! You have so much talent! Clap 
ZatchZ Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SmilinJack Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Great work!

I'd love to see a detail shot of one. Is it all optical mixing?

Are they regular ballpoints or nicer ones?

Use whatever medium you like is my opinion. Ballpoints, at least the normal kind, just kind of sadden me because they're not Archival and have a good chance of fading or turning color.
xXMosstarXx Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it's amazing what a person can do with a ballpoint pen. All your drawings look so realistic.
Pumagami Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful gallery!
GosieKin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Mother Cat" is so cute!!    Heart 
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