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Nadin
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
Netherlands
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 ( www.facebook.com/pages/By-Nadi… ), like me if you want more WIP-photos, fun activities and random posts.

My Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/NadinBirke?r…
My Society6 shop: society6.com/nadinbirke

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.
Explore.
Dream.
Discover.

Mark Twain
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Summer dream by nadinmadeamess
Summer dream
This is my entry for TheUnicornMasquerade 's summer contest. 
I loved the theme - unicorns and summer. Of course ;)
It's august now and I haven't had a holiday yet... So my mind is wandering quite frequently to lonely beaches and the ocean. I wonder what this unicorn is dreaming about as it gazes out at sea.

Size: A4
Materials: pastells, colored pencil, graphite pencil, acrylic paint, watercolor paint
Working time: ca. 7.5 hrs
Reference: pose based on nadinmadeamess.deviantart.com/… by venomxbaby (earlier I turned him black, now I turned him silver :) )

I hope you like!
More artwork, WIPs and random posts on facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/By-Nadi…
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Desolation2 by nadinmadeamess
Desolation2
I had the urge to re-do this old drawing of mine.
The first version was done in a difficult phase of my life and had a general sadness in it. This one is meant to be a picture of what became of it (not just of my style): the tree is full of blossoms.

A4 size,
water color, acrylic color
no references used
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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:
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nadinmadeamess Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I could really use some coming-true these days... :S
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HobbitFan14 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :peace:
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Nexu4 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the :+fav:s and :iconhoppyeasterplz:
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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!:)
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Nexu4 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you like them ^^
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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic gallery - your drawings are so good! :D
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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 
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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
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Sauvage-Art Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015   General Artist
Our thanks for the watch, much appreciated. 
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