There is a section on Vivian Shih‘s website titled “Opposites.” This section features a few images that fit hand and hand and are either before and afters, hots and colds, two ends of a spectrum, or any other “opposite.” They’re visual plays on the far ends of a line. Looking through the rest of her work you find this idea of opposite permeates in how she shares her process: she has a very methodical way of sketching basic visual ideas and then blowing them out into detailed, curious art pieces. These, too, are her opposites.
Shih is an illustrator and designer currently studying at Art Center. She is very talented and can drum up visuals that are basic and linear to incredibly complex. What’s funny looking at her befores and afters is that they go from simple, good drawings to these raw, almost-too-real creations. The two directly above serve as great examples of this as they look good in their sketch but become these physical, emotional, living beings once she takes them to their next step. Giving a peek into this process is almost like Shih is pointing out, “Hey–think this is nice? Wait until you see this.”
Her work is really fantastic and obviously is more than just this little theme we found in her work. You can catch a lot more on her website and we’re totally pumped to see where her work heads as she appears to have a year or two left in school. What a talent already!