Di Liang
Shadow Friends


Un-commissioned | Professional

How were your illustrations used? :
College or university project, Experimentation

How did you make this work:
It is a self-exploration project based on my idea of "Shadows". The concept was first born with the 2D format, but as I gradually developed it, I thought moving images were a better approach. The two hand-drawn animated GIFs are done with colored pencils and watercolor.

Social Media:

Maryland Institute College of Art

Currently Based:
United States of America (USA)

Di Liang is a Chinese-born illustrator based in Baltimore who graduated from the MFA Illustration Practice program at Maryland Institute College of Art. She enjoys observing the "uncanny moments" in her daily life, and with her passion for designing whimsical characters, Di creates illustrations based on these collections of small inspirations.