About Jen Du
Her fashionable geometric summary illustration paintings performs promoting campaigns, packaging, artwork prints, posters, music and guide covers, clothes, and merchandise for purchasers worldwide.
Earlier than turning into an artist
Jen Du labored within the structure design trade for over a decade, a self-discipline that profoundly nonetheless impacts her aesthetics.
Whereas working, she additionally studied trend design at BIFT (Beijing Institute of Trend Expertise) for a yr and obtained primary coaching in sketching and drawing, shade sequence, and so on. She additionally utilized to Parsons, the New College for Design for Trend Research, and though she efficiently enrolled, she didn’t go to New York resulting from a number of unfinished initiatives in Beijing.
Turning into an artist
Jen Du began to color in 2017 as a self-taught. She began testing every kind of supplies, like watercolor, ink, acrylic, oil, and so on., whereas watching many Youtube movies and portray loads. In the meantime, Jen Du additionally found artwork historical past via documentaries and books, continuously visiting museums and galleries. By doing this, she obtained to know all of the painters, their work, and the tales behind them.
Discovering her artwork type
She believes discovering your voice is perhaps probably the most difficult half for all artists. It wants quite a lot of time to curate via onerous work.
She has all the time been obsessive about architectural types and areas. Particularly the way in which architects all the time use easy traces and shapes to create limitless enticing areas. Thus, the idea of “Utilizing limitation to create infinite issues” turned her place to begin to find her type.
After years of exploring her artwork type, she now finds geometric shapes one of the simplest ways to specific herself. It’s the easiest however most complicated type; the whole lot pertains to it, from a portion of the human physique to the universe’s composition. Each line or form has its voice and that means, particularly once they come collectively; there’s all the time a golden place and ratio for every. They may say a thousand phrases, like notes in music.
Working in Progress
Since 2020, Jen Du has labored manually and digitally, creating precise work and utilizing an iPad or pc to do digital designs or drawings. However sketching shapes and features is step one.
Trend research may have an effect on how she conceives colours, whereas motion pictures and inside designs encourage her to create mysterious atmospheres or conceivable locations, figures, or objects.
“I’m delicate to shapes, like wooden texture, concrete texture, and ceramic tile patterns. I might all the time seize one thing into a picture or determine whereas different individuals ignore it.”
The perfect supply of inspiration, although, comes from preserving working and working towards loads. It is perhaps the most effective recommendation I’ve heard from many profitable individuals; You’ll get one thing priceless via working towards on objective day-to-day.
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