Sha Li


Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I was on a zigzag street in NYC one day during sunset. People on the street walked fast with their long shadows dragging behind them. That moment felt like the sun was trying to make people stay. People come and go in fast-paced urban life, nothing can really stop that, not even the powerful sun. This piece is trying to capture the sunset moment when the city is watching people leaving.

How was the illustration used:
Since it's a digital piece, I'm imagining it could be displayed on screens someday.

How did you make this work:
The linework was done on paper with an ink pen. Later on, I imported it into Procreate and did the coloring with my Ipad.

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Columbia University
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Currently Based:
United States

Sha Li is a Brooklyn-based artist focusing on storytelling through visual expression. She is originally from China and now works as a registered architect in NYC. Out of her passion for narratives, she started her own path of visual exploration. A lot of her works capture the freezing moments of sections in life. With a still image, she delivers a hidden story that is yet to begin.