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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


Home in the cold. by nadinmadeamess
Home in the cold.
It's weekend, it's finally weekend!! I spent pretty much all my precious drawing time of the last days on this fellow. After all the black-and-white works I really wanted some color again...

A4 size, colored pencil and some pastel on blue paper
The beautiful reference picture by GrayeyesStock can be found here:…

How far we've come. by nadinmadeamess
How far we've come.
My entry for the Neverseenbefore-competition of TheLotRClub .

"The little silver nut he [Sam] planted in the Party Field where the tree had once been; and he wondered what would come of it." (J.R.R. Tolkien, TRotK chapter 9)

Having planted the mallorn Sam's thoughts drift back to their journey - back to Galadriel in Lorien and back to his first encounter with the elves. Back to the simple gardener who was ordered by a wizzard to accompany his master. How far they had come...

Material: graphite pencils
Size: A4


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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. 
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
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