Comic book style illustrations inspired by Chinese painting

Yu-Ming Huang is based between Taiwan and New York. Raised in Taipei, Taiwan, comics and cartoons were the two essential elements that accompanied the illustrator while growing up. In response, design and illustration were the obvious career paths.

He explains: "During that time, I was extremely fond of imitating by drawing and doodling characters from cartoons and comics, such as Slamdunk, Ranma ½, and Dragon Ball.

"From elementary school all the way to my senior year of high school, I was always enrolled in art classes. I continued this pursuit by studying Visual Art for my BFA. However, after I realised I had more interest in concept art and production art, I entered the illustration field.

"The line work of Chinese painting fits with my aesthetic. When I was studying Visual Art, Chinese painting was always my favourite medium. After I saw Yuko Shimizu’s work, I was inspired, and hope that I can bring my own oriental aesthetic to my illustration creations.

"To create works that connect with the public is my favourite thing to do." See more at

Via Creative Boom submission | All images courtesy and copyright of Yu-Ming Huang


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