The Emotive Pastel Portraits by Tammy Gabriel – Design You Trust

The Emotive Pastel Portraits by Tammy Gabriel

Tammy Gabriel is a portrait artist based on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand.

“Since COVID-19 lockdown in April 2020, I have been creating pastel portraits and taking commissions.

I am self-taught (I have been told that I was drawing since I could hold a pencil) and have always been fascinated by people, figures, and especially faces and hands. I love to show a person’s individual character and expression through a painting. I love working with shadows and light and interesting compositions.

Initially, I started with graphite sketches, experimented with acrylic, and then progressed to oil paintings.

A few years ago, I discovered watercolor and had some fun experimenting with the effects and bright colors that can be achieved with that medium.

Most recently, I have found pastels – my favorite medium to date. I love the rich, smooth effect, which is perfect for portraying skin tones.”

More: Tammy Gabriel, Instagram, Facebook h/t: boredpanda

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

"Creating a New Visual Reality": Dark and Cinematic Illustrations by Katherine Lam
45 Of The Most Epic Leg Tattoos
Thsi Artist Projects A Digital Street Art Safari Across Orlando Architecture
"PURE CHAOS": The Superb Crypto Pop Artworks of Anna Louise Simpson
Russian Clubs: Moscow Nightlife In Spectacular Photos By Nikita Shokhov
Unhappily Ever After: Artist Creates Unhappy Endings To Cartoon Characters
Son Is Photoshopping His Dad Amazingly Into Movie Scenes And Unusual Places
Illustrations by Steffen Kraft that Invite People to Reflect on Themselves and The World Around Them
The Best Street Art Masterpieces of 2013
Rough Norwegian Street Art By Dolk Lundgren
The Siberian Beauty: Artist Use Makeup To Transform Herself Into Live Paint
Artist Makes Uplifting Illustrations That Have Motivational Quotes In Them
Chinese Tech Companies Hiring 'Pretty' Girls to Motivate Male Employees by Chatting, Playing Ping Pong and Buying them Breakfast
J.P. Cummins' Art Looks Like the Perfect Backdrop for A Fantasy RPG
Unusual Hybrid Animal And Wildlife Murals Painted By Alexis Diaz
These Illustrations Show What’s Wrong With The Modern Society
Kings of the Night: Abraham and Sebastian Pether, the Masters of Landscapes in the Moonlight
Artist Creates Post-apocalyptic Versions of London, Newcastle and Edinburgh
Art Of Quarantine: 9 Classical Art Posters Adjusted To Quarantine
Scary Potter – Terrifying Alternative Posters For The Harry Potter Movies
Concept Artist Paul Chadeisson Reveals His Sinister And Industrialised Vision Of The Cities' Futures
"...And Heavens Cried Blood": The Swallowed Worlds Of Amir Zand
"Don’t Drive Drunk": Powerful And Creative Anti-Drink Driving Campaign
A Millennial’s Guide To Cocktails