Deanne Cheuk

What inspires you?

Originality. That moment when you see something so original and striking and memorable. It's something to strive for.

Are you interested in fashion?

Yes, of course! I have a clothing brand and I contribute to many others. Fashion is a large part of my life, Vou can often see trends in fashion spreading to design, and vice versa, particularly in fabric patterns, advertising, photography, etc.

Describe your work.

My illustration work is laborious and many layered, sometimes psychedelic, always involving movement and other worlds, and mostly girls and mushrooms. I start on paper and never know what the enc product will look like. I usually keep adding to it, and I hope that the time that passes in real time gets conveyed in the illustrations. I like each piece to feel heavy with experience. I always try to convey that feeling you have when you wake up from a dream and you feel like you have just experienced everything and nothing.

Which media and techniques do you use?

Watercotour, pencil, ink, heavy watercolour paper and, on the computer, Photoshop and Illustrator, I also work in oil on canvas for exhibition pieces.

What, for you, makes a successful fashion illustration?

Something striking that you'll linger over. It can be simple or complicated.

What artistic training have you undertaken?

BA Hons in Graphic Design at Curtin University, Perth (Australia).

If you could give one piece of advice to a student, what would it he?

Create, don't imitate.

Describe yourself and your greatest achievement.

My first book, Mushroom Girls Vims.

Deanne Cheuk

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  • Patrick
    How does deanne cheuk design things?
    1 year ago

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