CHINA: ILLUSTRATION: SIYU CHEN
Siyu Chen grew up in China, did her MFA in New York and now lives in Germany. Perhaps her life experience across the world has led to her globally appealing illustrations.
Chen’s work is drawn with brush and ink and colored digitally. She says her inspiration “generally comes from reading: fantasy stories, fictions, poems, history.” She also draws from cinema, having a fondness for the Japanese animation of Miyazaki Hayao. Siyu wants to create works of fantasy, and it would make her happiest to know that viewers are able to see the stories in her art.
When a video game lets you move during extended dialogue:
"The Favorite" by Omar Rayyan
Favorite what? Demon?!
Loving the fact that whatever it is is wearing a matching flower.
18th century Lilo and Stitch
so i looked up some of this guys other stuff and I
what the fuck
sexy parrot girls yeah ok
oh look the demon has little babies
I dig it.
"We have nobody to blame but ourselves. We’ve decided that we’re just not interested in mythology anymore. We’d rather see someone doing cocaine in the bathroom than have them in our minds as a visionary and an impossible to destroy hero. — I think we’re ripping ourselves off because all we want to see is how people aren’t their dreams. Someone dreams something and imagines something, and then we’re just more interested in the behind the scenes than in the dream." - Emily Haines, NPR live concert, 2006.