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Samuel Silva
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United Kingdom
Samuel Silva - - Taken <3 -
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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firewolfjamaa Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  New Deviant Student General Artist
Your art is amazing
Flara24 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Your gallery is amazing and breathtaking!!
Firestar05 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
i thought those were real!
LusciousLavender Featured By Owner May 10, 2018   Traditional Artist
Wow! Your art makes me speechless! At first, I thought you were a professional photographer, then I read the description.... It took me hours to believe it! 
Breathtaking art you can do with just Ballpoint pens! Master! :bows down:
AndreCoelho137 Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Deparei-me com um dos teus trabalhos na frontpage e devo dizer que notei algo fora do vulgar, só de olhar. No título está escrito Ballpoint pen, venho visitar o teu perfil e vejo este "portfólio" incrível. Tudo com canetas Bic como já li no comentário abaixo. I can't even phantom the practise and hard work it too you to acquire such an amazing skill. Quero ver mais coisas tuas, enquanto não houver, olho para as que já aqui tens.
Keep at it, excellent work!
lensman888 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
My only concern with all this wonderful work is the archival quality. I mean ballpoint pens ain't exactly known to have inks that last a hundred years.... What particular pens do you use and do you have any of these concerns?
VianaArts Featured By Owner Edited Apr 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Good question. I use ballpoint pens from Bic. I have drawings which are more than 25 years and it looks as if they were drawn yesterday. Ballpoint pen ink is indeed very prone to degradation if exposed to UV light and high levels of humidity, but so are all other mediums known, even car paint will eventually 'burn' after a few years. When kept framed with an UV protective glass and an anti humidity frame, and drawn on chemically neutral paper, a ballpoint pen drawing can potentially outlive its owner.
lensman888 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018
I actually wrote to Bic concerning the Cristal pens in particular. They advised they were not archival and to go to an art supply store if that was of importance to me (duh!). I think that you are correct in that using an acid-free support and framed under glass this will protect the artwork to some extent. And obviously if kept in a darkened drawer or some such they will last a very long time and outlive their owner. But not framed and hanging on a wall exposed to indirect sunlight. I did some archival testing of my own a couple years ago using only black ink ball and rollerball inks. I kept the test strips on a window ledge forever (they are still there) and I was very surprised by the results. I had expected black ink to last a very long time but within a few short months some of them had degraded so badly that had I not written in pencil beside them I would not know what ink was what. A few of them I am pleased to say are still as dark as the day I wrote them. Anyway, you have some fantastic artwork - keep at it.
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