Thursday, 7 March 2013
'Why can't I feel all the color that Hallowe'en used to bring me? It's hard to see the magic through grownup glasses' - Paisley. Photograph: Dear Photograph
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Elegant old ladies
Different from the elderly people in my country, most of the old ladies in the UK look elegant and fashionable. They dress up nattily and walk very slowly to have afternoon teas, or even to a small supermarket next to their houses.
Homeless people and their dogs
I can see some homeless people on the streets in this country. Some of them are accompanied by their dogs, some of them play instruments. I realized that these people would rather suffer from the cold in winter and they would give their coats or quilts to their dogs.
I remember once I was off work late on a Saturday night of January . On my way home I saw several young ladies came out of a pink limousine. They were in either mini skirts or deep V evening dresses. I was frozen in the snow however they all looked as if they were on the beach of Hawaii.
In my opinion the worst thing of living in the UK is to suffer from the bad weather. It rains and blows most time of the year. However when the sun comes out, people rush at once to a park and take off their clothes laying over a lawn,though the outdoor temperature is low.
Read on bus/train
I found that British people like reading on the bus or train or other transport. I'm not sure either British are studious or just because the newspapers are free on the bus. I can't read while I am moving because I would get carsick.
These scenes have left me a deep impression and I think it's hardly to see in my country. I want to present these ''UK impression'' from my angle and create paper cut illustrations of them.
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Uk illustrator Jing Zhang created a series of city illustrations of Beijing, Tokyo, New York, Paris, Amsterdam and London. The simple and well executed illustrations feature all the major iconic buildings of the cities. I’m not sure who the illustrations are for but they would fit nicely into the Monocle magazine.
German illustrator Martin Haake produced a bunch of map illustrations and travel drawing for various clients such as Thomas Cook, Conde Nast Traveler and Vivai Magazine. His illustrations cover Cuba, Germany, Africa, Italy, Switzerland and India.
Russian illustrator Iv Orlov created a series of illustrations for Volkswagen on look at me. The illustration depict typical landmarks, objects and people of the countries, England, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Italy, France and one joint VW Europe illustration.
24 hours in London, England is part of a series designed by Fernando Volken Togni for the Oryx Magazine, Qatar Airways. If you like this illustration check out India, South Africa, Egypt, Zurich, Montreal, Paris Moscow, Ho chi Minh City, Shanghai, Barcelona, Casablanca, Beirut, New York and Phuket
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
This is my new paper cut piece of my current project. I designed this fairy tale style illustration and cut it out with a cutter. Inspired by the Chinese folk patterns, I came up with this asian style trees, rabbit and floral patterns. In addition, I tried to make the bottom part symmetrical to express the traditional artistry of Asian folk art.