Colorful and Multi-Dimensional Illustrations by Victo Ngai

Hong Kong-born illustrator Victo Ngai has chosen the United States as her preferred place for artistic pursuits. The 25-year-old artist is two-time New York Society of Illustrators gold medallist and winner of Forbes Art & Style 30 Under 30 Award and, and her spectacular clientele includes Wired, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Scientific American and McDonald’s.

Ngai produces layered illustrations that reveal elaborate worlds packed with sudden details. Every scene provokes the viewer to pause, ensuring they haven’t missed an important character which might unlock the artwork’s tangled narrative. She believes art should impart feeling, communicate ideas and evoke empathy beyond the language barriers. Her concept of art is that it can be used as a powerful instrument for social change.

Ngai uses a mix of traditional and digital techniques in her work, like drawing with dip pens, brushes or radiographs, followed by adding texture layers on paper with a wide selection of media such as paint, charcoal or crayons. Later that the image is scanned, and the coloring and composition are being completed in Photoshop.

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