Handle with Care

Michelle Xie
Illustration, 2018 - 2019.

I am a graphic designer who enjoys combining illustration and design to create artworks with stories. Drawing is a crucial part of my identity and allows me to express my creativity and ideas. I often involve character design and world building as the starting point of all my illustrations. My practise consists of experimenting with a variety of drawing styles in both digital and traditional mediums.

My project “Animals” is a series of digital paintings and illustrations that focuses on the relationship between humans and animals. This project explores the idea of natural selection and the animal hierarchy through the use of anthropomorphic characters. Personificating animals as humans, by having them interact and wear human clothing, shows the borderline relationship between humans and animals.