A few months ago, we featured the work of illustrator Jon Lau and his greatly exaggerated views of reality. They included lots of pop cultural views, natural scenes, and more. While he still maintains an interest in K-pop culture, his work in fantasy and nature is really remarkable. They’re fun and whimsical and incredibly playful.
His new body of work ranges from scenes of animal interaction to his loopy and exaggerated views of pop culture figures. What’s so wonderful about his style–especially in this nature/fantasy collision–is that they are so simplistic and rely on the movement of the forms. His branches and arms of characters are loopy and lean and, even when doing bulky characters like Totoro, they have this delicacy to them. They’re also wonderfully minimalistic as they don’t have fully built out backgrounds and don’t require tiny, tiny details: he gets to the essence of the image, adds in some of his own style–and that’s all he really needs.
As we’ve said before, we’re really into Lau’s work and he’s a young talent that is undoubtedly going places. He has a lot of new work on his site that goes beyond these fantasy items that you can find on his website.