Sarah Gonzales Feminine Portraits Use Color to Express Emotions

By: Misel Saban - Jul 19, 2014
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Canadian artist and illustrator Sarah Gonzales creates these stunning portraits of young women using chalk and pastels in her latest artwork series. The images are stunning to look at and cleverly use color to evoke emotion in the viewer.

Gonzales' girlhood portraits range in subject matter and theme. One of the images captures young Asian girl looking downward drawn in pastel. Overtop of the portrait is a white chalk outline of the same girl slightly lowered. The effect is quite striking as the viewer is left to wonder is this white chalk outline of the girl her spirit or even her ghost. Other images include chromatic anatomically severed girls that are split in two revealing a pink brain. The avant-garde look of these images really draws the viewer in.