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Lunar New Year


Felicia Chiao

Industrial designer by day, illustrator by night, California-based Taiwanese artist Felicia Chiao is a woman on a mission. She has resolved to complete one full sketchbook every year, from front to back. Among her charming subjects is her collection of works marking the Lunar New Year, which begins today. Using markers and gel pens, the artist layers flowers, tassels, borders, and other stylized Asian motifs alongside her subject animal. This is the year of the tiger, a fairly glamorous and easily-recognizable animal, and Chiao’s artwork definitely doesn’t disappoint. However, her previous work with some of the humbler animals proved just as exciting.

The attention to detail and the remarkable balance of Chiao’s creations are what stand out most for me. That and her heavy use of the color red, a traditional sign of luck and prosperity.

You can see all of Felicia Chiao’s beautiful illustrations on Instagram, and you can buy her prints on Society6.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

6 thoughts on “Lunar New Year

  1. She does have her own style..

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  2. These are great! I love that they have a connection to art traditions while also being contemporary in their use of shape and a dash of whimsy.

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  3. Enjoyable. Don’t know where I would put it, but I could have one of them in my house. Hal

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