Thank you for visiting my gallery. I'm Deborah Tomasowa, an artist from Jakarta, Indonesia. Having always loved to draw as far as I can remember of my childhood, I especially loved drawing faces and doing portraits. It never mattered whether the photo was of a child, adult, and/or recreating other paintings, I always loved drawing/painting faces as I get fascinated by people's unique facial expressions. The most exciting birthday gift I would get then was a bundle of white paper, so I would immediately practice drawing people figures. Fan art was a big part as well of growing up in the 80s and 90s, when my classmates would ask to draw their favorite actors and actresses for exchange of a favor or school lunches. :)
When I got older, I had the opportunity to spend 8 (eight) years studying in colleges and brief employment in the US and 3 years afterwards in the Philippines, with a 4-month stint in S. Korea, subsequently. Strangely enough for my work, while being artistic is an advantage, it had never directly related to drawing and/or painting. Having a degree in design, I still can't shake my passion for drawing faces. Then, about 6 years ago, I learned of a Spanish artist that specializes in drawing with ballpoint pens. i knew right then that I would love working with ballpoints. So, all my drawings here are done with ballpoint pen. I'm currently working on additional drawings done in full-color; all with the ballpoint pen.
So, therefore, please enjoy my work through this gallery and don't forget to place your order. From my experience, people of all cultures love to give people something to remember. And what better gift than their portrait?
Ballpoint art and Portraits