Nancy Liang’s Rich Palette of Neutral Tones

Nancy Liang

Since yes­ter­day fea­tured some col­laged houses, why not con­tinue the trend? Nancy Liang is an Australian-based illus­tra­tor whose proves my the­ory that kraft paper is the best thing to draw on. I love how graphite looks on it, and Liang’s ges­tural marks add some seri­ous visual inter­est. Espe­cially when you look at her squig­gly, out-of-control shadows.

In addi­tion to draw­ing, I’m also dig­ging the color palette. Or, rather, lack thereof — there’s a rich com­bi­na­tion of neu­tral papers that illus­trate the strange (and not so strange) activ­i­ties that we do under a bright moon.

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And finally, a col­or­ful illus­tra­tion by Liang:


  • Reply Lilit May 14, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    This is Aboslutely Magic! For a very long time I didn’t have such a beau­ti­ful feel­ing while look­ing at a pic­ture. And it feels like I know this place, I lived there and I love it.
    Thank you for you art!

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