1. What’s your story? Where are you from?
I am from Fujian, China. I studied advertising at university and I am interested in illustrations.
2. Tell us about your aesthetic.
I am used to using exaggerated character shapes and contrasting colors.
3. What is your favourite medium and why?
I usually do my paintings in a digital way because it is very convenient and efficient. But in daily life, I will record some ideas through sketches, such as watercolor, pencil, crayons, and scrapbooking. I am willing to try many new media. They create different textures. I think this is a very fascinating process.
4. What is your artistic process like?
Sometimes, I will find inspiration in books, film music and personal life. First of all, I will feel the picture in my brain. This is a more emotional process. Then when drawing the sketch, I will consider some rational questions and how to express my feelings.
5. Who and/or what inspires your work?
My professional class teacher gave me a lot of opinions and he encouraged me to find my own direction. But if you are not sure if you should be on this path, the advice of the seniors may give you a lot of help.
6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?
It gave me a lot of fun. I believe that illustrations can make life interesting, and illustrations as a vehicle for information transmission can make the world more diverse and colorful.
7. Where did you study?
Most of the time I study through the Internet, continue to pay attention to excellent work and try to express them in my own way. But I think that the important thing about creation is to feel life, maybe life experience is a good teacher.
8. Where do you see yourself in five years?
I hope that for 5 years, I will try more content, such as animation, picture book, and game. In fact, it is interesting to express the relatively boring science content in illustrations, etc.
9. What about in ten?
I hope to be more independent. Be able to meet more interesting friends and work together to complete some art activities.
10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?
First of all, the illustration itself can bring me happiness. Of course, I also hope that I can pass some useful information through the illustration.
11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?
Clear soup noodles when you have a cold, chicken soup that goes home late at night, etc.
12. Favourite book?
I like many different types of books. I have recently watched Furukawa Juntaro’s “Lonely for Two Billion Light Years”. Poetry will give you a lot of imagination.
13. Favourite genre of music?
I like Sakamoto Ryuichi and Mayday.
14. What are your hobbies?
15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
I have never thought about this problem, but I very much hope that there will be a bookstore full of picture books.