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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.

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


Minka by nadinmadeamess
Oh, this was fun.

Trying around with cuteness and fuzziness, the result was this little fellow.
Hope you like! :D

A4 size, Charcoal and a little bit of gel pen
King of coffee-wonderland by nadinmadeamess
King of coffee-wonderland
Happy Sunday!

This is my entry for Draw-Along's challenge of January ( The idea was to interpret a winter landscape in coffee. It's definitely fun, and surprisingly easy!

A4 size, instant coffee on aquarel paper

Reference used: Stock Winter Stream by Celem

Edit: Yay, it won the challenge!        :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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

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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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