Shanyi Wu
The Bee Book

Children's Publishing

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
This work is an assignment I created in the first term of the second year in BA illustration. The series of works describes the introduction of bees, which belongs to children's non-fiction. It is to help children find their ways to understand the bee's world and explore nature.

How was the illustration used:
they can be used for children's non-fiction and shown in magazines. Besides, they can also be used to spread information about bees in newspapers.

How did you make this work:
I created my works by using brushes of crayons, pencils, watercolors, oil paintings, oil pastels, and hook line pens on the Ipad. Before I started, I did lots of researches on bees and compare different series of them. At the same time, I referenced illustrator Natasha Durley's thinkings on insects. In the process of drawing them, I strongly focus on the colors and patterns of lines and dots.

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Arts University Bournemouth
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Currently Based:
China (living)/ the UK (studying)

Her name is Shanyi Wu and she is studying BA Illustration at Arts University Bournemouth in the UK now. The reason is that she is very interested in the course, she is willing to write stories and create them in illustrations and animations. According to the diversity of colors, she plays with them by using various art materials brushes. She hopes young people and children will love the arts.