The Café on my Street

Children's Publishing

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
This visual narrative is based on a local café that I frequent. When flicking through my sketchbook to find inspiration for my masters project I noticed that the sketches of people I made at the café were really vivid. From these sketches I began to generate narratives inspired by the characters I saw there and their habits, eccentricities and foibles. The short graphic story is the result.

How was the illustration used:
This book was one of the projects I developed for the final stage of my Masters.

How did you make this work:
This project is created by a digital approach inspired by some Risograph experiments I did in the early stages of this project. Using a limited colour and overlays of colour I was able to create a light, playful feeling that is pleasing on the eye.

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The Cambridge School of Art @ Anglia Ruskin University
Children's book illustration (now graduated)
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My name is Rainbow Yang and I am currently living in the UK. Before my MA, I studied fine art in Shanghai before transferring to the BA in Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. I enjoy combining digital and traditional techniques. I am inspired by my environment and I love playing with colours and textures to create different moods and atmospheres.