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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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Awesome-happykat Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
How long does it take to create each piece of artwork? It looks like you put a lot of effort into them. :)
StarAnimations Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student
Wow! I love your drawings!:D (Big Grin) 
They are so impressive and real! They look like photographs.
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work!
CillasILLUSTRATIONS Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So beautiful :D <3
Xavion38 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
I'm truly surprised that your gorgeous artworks here are created using only ballpoint pens.
I now believe that with love, patience, and consistency, one can produce such beautiful artworks...
You are really an amazing artist!! :D
Raine2684 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your work is truly amazing!! Did you use a white gel pen on the tiger's whiskers?
VianaArts Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No. Just the white of the paper.
UnpleasantLugia Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
*Jaw Drops To Floor When Sees All These Are Done With BallPoint Pen*
DarkfireTheArtist Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work! I thought you were a phtographer when I saw your first piece. Keep it up!
- Darky
Photoshopforearth Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You have amazing talent.  Should you wish inspiration for a Bird of Prey artwork , please have a look at my site.  Richard
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