Xiaoyan Sun
Into the Woods


Un-commissioned | Professional

How were your illustrations used? :
Exhibition or installation, Self Promotion/portfolio

How did you make this work:
"Hansel and Gretel" was the most impressive story of my early childhood. It includes so many symbols and imagery, but what still attracts me most is the unknown forest and the gazing crows in it. This digital painting was done in Adobe Fresco. I used the logic of silkscreen to adjust the transparency of the different color layers to achieve interesting textures and colors.

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School of Visual Arts

Currently Based:
United States of America (USA)

Xiaoyan Sun is an illustrator based in New York whose passion lies in creative storytelling. Her style incorporates bright colors, soft shapes, and rich textures to bring to life the fantastical world within her imagination. Her distinctive work spans the worlds of editorial illustrations, book covers, children's books, packaging, and advertising.