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Love must not be forgotten & Young Muo

Love must not be forgotten & Young Muo

Both these images are taken from two short stories, from my current ongoing project for my third year on the illustration course I've been studying, and in this project I have chosen to illustrate two short stories, Love must not be forgotten, and Young Muo, both of which are from a book based on contemporary Chinese fiction.

The main theme that runs throughout both these stories is marriage in China during a period where it was more about political status than it was about love, which is probably why I was so drawn to these stories, as there was so much loss and pain that came from marrying without love, and yet they both tackle this in very different ways.

And having such opposing themes makes it interesting for me to draw as my style is about creating something beautiful even in a sad and tragic situation.

love must not be forgotten
young muo