Yukai Du
An Anthology vol.2

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
In publishing, the word 'anthology' is usually used for a collection of literary works like poems, short stories, songs, etc. In 2017, I created a collection of short animated images called 'An Anthology vol.1'. In 2018, I got inspired by my trip to Iceland that I decided to continue another collection with still surreal but more dramatic landscapes, it's called 'An Anthology vol.2'.

How was the illustration used:

How did you make this work:
I combined real life elements like mountains, rivers, waterfalls, people with some surreal elements like hand-shape rocks, red and blue palette. I think hands are the most expressive parts of human body after facial expressions, it's the perfect element to merge with the landscape I saw and represent the nature in my mind.

Commissioner Company :

Social Media:

Personal Website:

Yukai Du, originally from China, is currently a UK-based illustrator and animation director. Graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2014, she has been exploring and establishing her work in both still and moving images. Her clients includes Adobe, Apple, Facebook, WeTransfer, LUSH, CNN, BBC, New York Times, TED-Ed, and Buzzfeed. Yukai’s inspiration for her work lies somewhere in the dichotomy of Impressionism, the dash of lines and layering of dots to create a surface, combined with a love for simplistic and geometric structures of Brutalism.