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It's almost that time of the year again - where you race around to find Christmas presents your loved ones will thank you for for at least the next 6 months. Again. Uff. 

Let me help. How about an original old-fashioned absolutely unique drawing of your loved one's pet? Speaking from experience - it's something to hold on to.

Little friend by nadinmadeamess
This is my little hamster, who was pretty much like a service animal to me over two very difficult years. Shortly after the picture for this drawing was taken he passed away. But the drawing still makes me smile, I remember how he used to chill like this Love 

I am offering a limited number of spots for graphite pet drawings from photographs - as always we can find a size, style, set-up and price perfect for you. All you have to do is contact me ( or note on dA) and I'll see how I can make your present unforgettable!

Note: If you've had bad experiences with commissions in the past or heard the horror stories - no worries. Sending you pictures of updates at different stages for approval is an absolute must for me.

If this is not quite the thing you're looking for (really???), I am also offering really cool items (clocks, tote bags, pillows etc!) with my art here:

and some great hand-made journals on Etsy:

That's all for now!
I'm looking forward to hearing from you (be quick... limited spots.) :happybounce: 


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Artist | Student | Traditional Art
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 aquired the basics 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 in my gallery. But my love is traditional art, especially charcoal, graphite and colored pencils.

Feel free to browse around and maybe give feedback on what you like or don't like. I am also on facebook (… ), like me if you want more WIP-photos, fun activities and random posts.

My Etsy shop:…
My Society6 shop:

Most importantly: Have fun! :)

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.

Mark Twain


The Green Arrow by nadinmadeamess
The Green Arrow
It's a fun project of mine, painting movie- or TV characters in coffee.

Here's Stephen Amell aka the Green Arrow.

Materials: coffee and white ink, size: A5, working time: 6 hrs.
Reference picture: google
White rose by nadinmadeamess
White rose
A birthday present, charcoal on paper.

Reference picture: google.
Desolation in Coffee by nadinmadeamess
Desolation in Coffee
An older coffee-painting, which I must have forgotten to upload.

I love the effect the coffee gives here!

A4 size.
You take milk and sugar, Thor? by nadinmadeamess
You take milk and sugar, Thor?
Here my latest coffee-painting. It's A4 size and took me about 10.5 hrs of painting and re-painting, until the paper couldn't take it anymore. But it was fun to do.
I can't really decide whether it really resembles Thor. But I value the lessons it taught me and I hope you like it.

Reference picture was a snapshot from the movie.

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HobbitFan14 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday, love! :party: Hope all your dreams and wishes come true this year! :blowkiss:
nadinmadeamess Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I could really use some coming-true these days... :S
HobbitFan14 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :peace:
Nexu4 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the :+fav:s and :iconhoppyeasterplz:
nadinmadeamess Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, you're welcome! I have some big horse-projects coming up and am always looking for beautiful horse stock!:)
Nexu4 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you like them ^^
Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic gallery - your drawings are so good! :D
nadinmadeamess Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I saw your gallery, you are awesome as well! That painting you use as avatar - I thought it was a photograph! Love 
Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:blush: Thank you for the lovely compliment! And for the :+fav: :D Much appreciated :D
Sauvage-Art Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015   General Artist
Our thanks for the watch, much appreciated. 
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