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08 March, 2018

International Women's Day!

International Women's day!

I want to talk about something that bothers many women, and many men, too.

The anxiety about being perfect.

Have you ever took hundreds of photos just to find a perfect one to upload to your social media? Have you ever looked at some people's "perfect life" on their instagram and started to get depressed about how your life is far from "perfect"?
The commercial world create a delusion telling us what is perfect, and they convince us being perfect is "normal", so that if we don't feel fit in to the perfect world, we would have to buy their products to solve our anxiety. Sad, isn't it?
It's easy to say "love yourself" to people who has the anxiety, but it's not really helpful. The problem is the pressure in our society. We need to stop worship the photoshoped look and stop to bully people about their look. Then we will start to love ourselves truly.

Here is the clip of an inspiring talk on BBC radio, it's really worth to listen.
I love what the guest Nick Knight said:
"We are beautifully imperfect"

11 August, 2017

11/08/2017 drawings and emotions

Today I have a bit of time to clean up my studio. I found the pile of drawings left aside for a while. That's a project I was working on last month. Weirdly, when I looked back to those drawings I done, I realised that what my emotions was while I doing it. They all went into the drawings.

Is it a good thing to put the personal emotions into drawings? I thought to myself. No answers yet.

When I looked at it, to me, it totally reflects my feelings at that time. I feel so embarrassing to be seen through like this. BUT, what I am wondering is: Can the readers see that too? Can they see my emotions? Or it's just me? Do tell me what you think if you see this post.

Back to the illustration itself. This is a story I have in mind for a long time, and I decided to take it serious this time, and hope to complete it soon. I love this spread. I like the grey-ish blue background, though somehow I feel it has a lot of influences from many trending artist. Who cares, people always get influences from each others. Don't you think?

Here are two close-up pictures of this illustration.

21 July, 2017

Start over.

First of all I have to say I feel quite shameful to abandon this blog for so long...

I started this blog as I started my MA course, which is a big turning point of my life. I blogged for encouraging myself to draw daily, draw more. And it did help me a lot. Seven years past, I have a portfolio website,,twitter instagram, facebook page, behance etc, there are so many social media to maintain! Geez! Somehow, I think blogs are differet. It's more like diary, you can be more honest, to present more in it, instead of just a short caption and a photo for earning likes.

Anyway, I am thinking to start blogging again. It probably will be very random, very casual, very persoal stuff. I just need a place to write, to pour my heart out. I am writing for myself, but if you enjoy reading it, that will be my pleasure, too.


10 April, 2015

No.181 Italy trip

Ten days in Italy with my lovely illustrator friends ( tho one is in far far away but her spirit with us :) ), very enjoyable!
The book fair itself is great as usual. Seeing many outstanding artwork always can inspire me a lot, and motivate me to work harder.

we visited Cortona, very beautiful place and people are very kind.

Sorry I am very bad at blogging, but I am glad to share some photos at least.

14 December, 2014


I haven't updated my blog for a while... but I am still alive, still drawing :)

It's almost the end of the year, so I feel like to review a bit of what I been doing. I think I didn't do much, at least I still made something done.
I had a project about a hard subject, and I really don't like it. This is a challenge to push myself to complete a work I don't really "feel" it. I learnt how to keep my arse on the chair, force myself to look at blank papers. Though it's painful process, but it's also very precious experience. In the end, the result seems not bad.
Also, I have another project, to illustrate someone else book, which I always want to try. I enjoy the story very much, so the characters come to me easily. I draw happily, and the editor likes my work too. But I noticed slightly something missing in my illustrations and I can't tell what it is. Then I got a advice from the publisher, saying the main character is very lovable but other supporting roles seem not as vivid as him. Then I look back those finales, yes he's right. It's hard to discard some drawings when you think it's okay but also you know it can be better! I redo them, and I can see my improvement. I am glad I did it.

It's not easy to become a full time children's book author-illustrator, really not easy... a very long way to go,  full of obstacles but full of thankful blessing too.

yiting x

17 September, 2014


Inspired by Marchesa ss15 London Fashion Week. 
Fall in love with the gown!