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Would you like me to draw a picture of your family or friend?             
Any Flower ( size 5 x 6) black and White…

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Dolphin In the Sunset
This I made with Pastels. Unison handmade pastel chalk. You can buy the original piece here:
strawberry Vine
Made with home decor in mind. Can be paired with another art piece for a balanced look beside furniture on the wall or used in a singular fashion. Can be placed anywhere, recommended art for kitchen arena. 

This was made with pastel and sprayed with fixative. To be handled with care. Will be mounted on foam board for easy framing and placed in plastic wrap for travel protection. Hold on corners of piece ONLY.  For sale…
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Starry Milky Skyscape
Made this based off a photo of galaxy, star gazing. Coupled with Mountain landscape. I made this in 8 hours with pastels. Some acrylic white paint was used for stars. The size is 12 by 16 and will come in protective slip and has already been sprayed with matte fixative. For any questions please contact me.
You can purchase original piece here:…;       


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Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States Virgin Islands
How did I miss this section?

Well, my name is Tessa. Yall can call me Tessa.
I'm a portrait/pencil artist. And As you may see in my gallery, I've progressed A LOT. Comments are always appreciated. They are what keep me motivated to draw. And I do love being able to draw people. It's awesome!


Using Charcoal, graphite, color or mechanical pencil
Drawing History:

I'm 100 percent self-taught, so no, I took no classes

...I've been drawing for 6 years...
I taught myself by watching others draw online and also reading art books and loads of practice.


Art isn't always capturing the beauty of what you see, it's seeing beauty in what was captured.


Traditional drawing with hand held tool. Can take years to perfect. Takes a lot of patience, motivation and commitment. It's also good for relaxation.

A portrait/drawing for me takes 2-3 weeks to complete.

I have opened art commissions:

Contact me at:

For payment, please sign up with paypal. Or you can arrange to send me a money order. Thank you.

Current Residence: Caribbean
Favourite genre of music: Gospel
Favourite style of art: Traditional Drawing/realism
Operating System: HP
Personal Quote: A still tongue keeps a wise head
Hey all my deviant followers! I am hoping to come to you with art MORE OFTEN! I know you've grown tired since I haven't spent much time on here lately. I hope to reignite my presence here. Hopefully gain more followers, feedback and the like. I do consider myself still a part of this community. I know the social media world has taken over and probably took our attention away from here a bit, but we need now more than ever to stick together. Show the world why art should be valued and dont let it die. I notice a lot of the artists I do follow dont really post much either and I understand. We all have lives and hard circumstances come up sometimes. Like with me, I havent had a good job in three years. I've been doing side businesses, hair, sales, art and music on the side, but on the side of what? Nothing. The side jobs became my main thing and so its been hard to have fun and time to get into putting out art fast. I also see that the more I draw, the better I get and it takes more time for me to complete a drawing. Its my own fault that I tackle large portraits but I will try to come up with smaller drawings so they get here faster. I hope you guys can inhabit my page again and lets interact!



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blacknimproud Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
np :)
photographybyfallon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
happy birthday
blacknimproud Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
arihoff Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hi your gallery is awesome , great work you do :):)
here's a link to my gallery:):[link] enjoy
blacknimproud Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
arihoff Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
anytime , you very welcome:):)
XXAnemia Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
you've only been drawing for a year...? that's really weird
why did you stop drawing at first?
blacknimproud Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I never drew before in my life. It's only a year and half ago that I started. thanks
XXAnemia Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
didn't your parents give you crayons when you were little? o.0
everyone's parents do that....
blacknimproud Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah but I only drew triangle skirts and circle heads lol. My brother was the artist in the family. I was/am the singer :) Not every kid is interested in art from the beginning ya know
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