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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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I have been making a mess with pencil and paper for as long as I can remember.

At the age of 7 I decided to draw portraits of my stuffed animals and over the following years built a solid drawing technique foundation through observation, practice and the occasional art-course-ran-by-some-artist my parents sent me to. Mainly because of these courses and regular clashes with my art teachers it took years until I started taking drawing seriously as something that was part of me and not something I did because others thought I should do it.


I have worked with almost any medium there is - as you can see from my gallery. But my love is traditional art, especially charcoal, graphite, acrylics and colored pencils.


I am consciously choosing to limit my social media presence to the absolute minimum - I am not on Instagram, TikTok etc as it burns me out quicker than I can draw a horse head. But please do stop by my website www.nadinbirke.com and my good old blog!


If you like my work, consider supporting me via PATREON: www.patreon.com/nadinbirke

At the moment I am working on an idea for exclusive content... coming soon!


Don't be afraid to be who God created you to be.






Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.

So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor.

Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore.

Dream.

Discover.

Mark Twain


Favourite Visual Artist
John Howe
Favourite Movies
The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, The Intern
Favourite TV Shows
The Chosen, Arrow
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Hans Zimmer, Hillsong, Sia
Favourite Books
LotR, Eragon, The Hunger Games, Graceling Trilogy
Favourite Writers
J.R.R. Tolkien, Kristin Cashore, Frank E. Peretti
Favourite Games
Stardew Valley (any 3D game will make me motion sick...)
Tools of the Trade
Coloured Pencils, Acrylic Paint, Watercolour Paint, Ink, Graphite, Charcoal, Pastels, Coffee, whatever is on hand!
Other Interests
Jesus, Whole Food, Music (Guitar), Calisthenics, Forests, Tiny Houses
First off, this time I have not disappeared. I am actually working on a total of FIVE paintings at the moment, in addition to a design request, a personal something and a couple commercial projects. Please stick around, because I will upload some of these soon! But life is busy. It usually is, but these past few months have been intense, even by my standards. I have taken a conscious step back from my online presence because something is finally clicking into place and I have a clear idea of my way forward. I have been studying and experimenting and developing my vision. But that is a story for another time :) As usual, the five paintings are taking for-absolutely-ever. One was started 2 years ago, another one year ago, and I was working on each one piece by piece, getting more and more, and then more and more frustrated. It is totally normal for me to get frustrated as a painting takes form, due to the difference between that perfect vision in my head and what actually ends up on the
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Wow. Looks like I took an involuntary dA break. I have been struggling to keep everything going throughout the past two years - creating regularly, posting to facebook once in a while, writing blog posts and working on my website while handling commissions and raising a 3 year old (oh, and working on my day job). I have to admit I forgot about deviantArt and the amazing network I had/have here... I will make an effort to be around more! Please, if you want to say hi or see more of my work (and what I have been up to for the past years), click over to my website www.nadinbirke.com to read my blog or browse through my gallery. See you around! Hugs, Nadin
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Give-Away Time!

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My Miniature Drawing "Night Falls" is looking for a new home, and it could be with you! To be in the draw, simply go to https://mailchi.mp/6d40fb2d3660/nightfallsgiveaway and enter. I will randomly select a winner to be announced on June 15 right here on my Facebook Page! What are you waiting for? Oh, and please share to give your friends a chance as well! Good Luck!
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your art is amazing! Keep it up!
Thank you!
I love your style. Will be keeping an eye on your gallery! Hug 
Really beautiful gallery ... :wave:
Thank you so much! :D