Xiao Duzi
The Story in the Bar


Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
Bar is one of my favorite subjects in my works. It is a place where is fully of passion, fantasy, thoughts and freedom. One of the works in this project is based on Artist Manet’s, and other works are based on my own life. I created every person in the bar by exaggerated facial expression and some dialogues to show everyone’s inn world.

How was the illustration used:
These are the works that I want to explore styles and express the feeling of the life.

How did you make this work:
The size of the works is 53*38cm and I used acrylic marker created on cardboard. I spent about one month creating each work. I enjoy creating characters and feeling everyone in the works. I focus on the shape, color and composition, which I think that these can build a world of mood and feeling together.

Social Media:
facebook.com/Juan Du

Personal Website:

The Sequential Design/Illustration MA
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Currently Based:
I am currently living and working in Beijing.

Xiao Duzi is an llustrator and artist from China. She studied illustration in University of Brighton.She works with publisher to create illustration for children's books, novels and book covers. She has been exploring more possibilities of drawing to express.