Victo Ngai’s Chinese influenced Illustrations

Her name may not be instantly familiar but chances are you would have seen Victo Ngai’s colourful illustrations adorning pages in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and Washington Post.

Or perhaps as a Divergent film fan you would have received a limited edition print of her poster for Imax. In 2014 she was named one of Forbes 30 under 30 within art and illustration.

Mysticism, science and legends are occurring themes in her graphic illustrations and portraitures.

The New York based artists’ works are heavily influenced by her hometown of Hong Kong, China. Within her highly detailed drawings are also elements of traditional Japanese paintings and wood blocks.

Images are initially drawn on paper with charcoal, crayon and oil pastels, each composition is then digitally coloured in Photoshop.

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