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Artist | Student | Traditional Art
I have proudly been making a mess with pencil and paper 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 drawing because it was part of me and not because other thought I should.
So generally speaking I am a mainly self-taught traditional artist who draws because it's part of me. Like, if I would stop eating chocolate - that would be weird... :)

Where I am at the moment says nothing about where I can or cannot go.

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


A gift. by nadinmadeamess
A gift.
This is a little project of mine, which a managed to squish in after work. Originally created for a contest it didn't end up winning anything. So now I can show it here ;) (Wink)

Artwork details:
  • A3 size
  • mixed media: charcoal, Derwent colored pencils (Studio and ColorSoft), acrylic paint
  • working time: approx. 10hrs in total
Mangooses by nadinmadeamess
Little fellas who posed for us at the zoo.

Charcoal and a little colored pencil, A3 size.
Reference picture my own.


Hello friends,

this is to let you know that I have finally opened an etsy-shop. It's something I wanted to do for quite some time. It's not just for drawings - I also love making stuff.

Please come by for a visit and cookies - and maybe you'll see something you like!

The shop can be found here:…

First up: Three beautiful cards with photographs by my husband empire-of-raindrops.

See you there, and have a beautiful day!

  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: ...neighbor listening to "I see fire"
  • Eating: Too many munchies
  • Drinking: Water

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Sauvage-Art Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015   General Artist
Our thanks for the watch, much appreciated. 
JamTartArt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Your work is phenomenal :D 
nadinmadeamess Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind words! I saw your work, you are pretty phenomenal yourself!
JamTartArt Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
You're welcome :) and thank you so much. I don't feel that way about myself but it's lovely to hear :)
Ilojleen Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the devwatch, I appreciate it :heart: Have a great day :iconloveemoteplz:
Althea-25 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank für den Fav! :)
nadinmadeamess Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
AnnemiekedW Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for adding me to your deviantwatch :iconblakelord:
AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Thank you for the watch :flowerpot:
nadinmadeamess Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
no problem :)
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