Tianxing Du
Birdman Creek

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
This story was inspired by the time I spent in the valley behind my grandmother’s house. The smell of vegetation, moss and soil in the valley constituted my childhood memories before the age of six. So I made up such a story in this way to commemorate my wonderful fantasy about the depths of the valley when I was young.

How was the illustration used:
In fact, this was a class assignment in my third year at university. I'm going to make it into a zine and sell it at some comic shops or art festivals.

How did you make this work:
Basically, I will start with pencil basics. Pencil is a tool I am very familiar with and I am used to using it to record inspirations that pop up for me, I then collate these ideas, glue them together and sketch them out in a relaxed way. I then use procreate and photoshop to complete the full painting that follows. Finally, I try to choose the most suitable method to print my work and make a zine

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University of the Arts London
Illustration and visual media
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Tianxing Du(Megan Du) is a China-born, London-based freelance illustrator. Inspired by vintage culture and daily fantasy, her work has bold clashes of color, vintage graininess and interesting character features. She specialises in printing and producing publications, and is constantly experimenting and expanding into new creative areas.