Art of Tambles

I am a South African Artist, Illustrator and Designer - currently based in Cape Town - specializing in bespoke, "hand-drawn" digital art. My style, developed over the past 10 years, has a hint of realism with some added quirks, and versatility is one of my biggest strengths.

 With a background in Software Engineering and a former career as an IT Analyst, I am always up for the challenge and have a great eye for detail.

 With "Art of Tambles", I aim to motivate, inspire others, and make a difference in the world around me through the beauty of Art and Design.

I believe humans weren't only created to serve, but also to create - So whatever you dream up, I would love to help you bring to life. Although Portraits are my main specialty and favourite thing to sketch, a few of my custom services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Digital Paintings

  • Abstract/Contemporary Art

  • Editorial Illustration

  • Character Design

  • Fashion Illustration

  • Logo Design

  • Concept Art

My motto has always been "Art should evoke and express, not only wow and impress."


- Tamsyn Samuels (a.k.a. "Tambles")

For custom art and design requests, due to the nature of my work being digital (meaning no physical products to return), I do not accept any refunds or returns. I will however work closely with you to ensure that you are happy with the final artwork.

 I currently do not offer prints (subject to change) and all final files will be available for download as a high-quality (300 dpi), print-ready digital image. This means not having to wait or pay extra for shipping and not having to worry about your parcel arriving safely or being sent the wrong item (We've all been there, right?).