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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


Desolation2 by nadinmadeamess
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
Perseverance by nadinmadeamess
Still working on this: a series of matching horse drawings expressing different emotions - accompanied by scents.
I am studying to be an aroma therapist, so the combination of art and etherical oils seemed obvious ;) (Wink)
This one goes with etherical oil of grapefruit.

Size: 21 x 30 cm
Materials: graphite pencil, colored pencil, watercolor
Reference:… by venomxbaby

find prints and products with this picture on Society6:

for the Original and prints WITH FREE etherical oil please visit my Etsy store (soon):

Please also check out my facebook-page for updates on the project:…

Thanks! Love
Little jewel by nadinmadeamess
Little jewel
This is a little different from what I usually do - but it's a birthday 'card' for a friend who loves hummingbirds.

Size: approx. A4
Materials: aquarelle paint, ink
Working time: ca. 2.5 hrs
Reference:… by kayaksailor

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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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