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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


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
In honor of completing 3 matching horse drawings in my new series I am doing a give-away on my facebook page!

Just visit… , like and share my post about the drawing 'Loyalty',
Loyalty by nadinmadeamess
 and with a bit of luck you will be the one receiving a high-quality stationary card of this artwork, complete with envelope, postage and greeting from me!

I will select the winner randomly on June 1st.

Good luck!

Note: even if you don't win, several great products (like stationary cards, pillows, clocks, prints etc.) are available on
and Etsy:

  • Mood: Content
Loyalty by nadinmadeamess
I am working on a larger project - 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 rose.

Size: 22,5 x 29,5 cm
Materials: graphite pencil, colored pencil, watercolor
References:… by Colourize-Stock and… by Aftermath-Stock as a loose reference.

find prints and products with this picture on Society6:

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

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

Thanks! Love

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HobbitFan14 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday, love! :party: Hope all your dreams and wishes come true this year! :blowkiss:
nadinmadeamess Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I could really use some coming-true these days... :S
HobbitFan14 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  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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