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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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holdersteven1 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  New member 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  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
intense concentration!
HowardMolloy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
wonderful work
Zimriver Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
You're probably asked this all of the time, sorry, but how long does it take you to create a piece? How long would you say it took you to develop your current skill level?
ArtistOfWolves Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you work it truly, breathtakingly beautiful! It's so amazing, you are such a talented awesome artist! I love your work!! 
xmrsskellingtonx Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  New member Student Photographer
your art is just outstanding...! <3
Erika13th Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just can't believe this is made out of ballpoint pen! Your work is amazing, really. I admire your patience and skills! =D
Ariade Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I whish I could effort fitting words for your pretty amazing art, but I must admit thate there are no words for it, just stunning
LindaCarterPencilArt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, wow! amazing talent you have.
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