Delicate, ethereal, almost surreal. These are the illustrations of Weitong Mai, a young Canadian artist of Chinese origin. Convinced that she wanted to dedicate her life to the art of drawing, in 2017 she graduated in illustration from Camberwell College of Arts and then stayed in London, where she still lives and works today.
Her style, the clarity of the images and their simple but appealing aesthetics immediately attracted the curiosity of several important brands including National Trust, Moleskine, and Fever Tree. Only later did he start receiving commissions in the publishing field, discovering how his illustrations and words complemented each other.
This discovery led her to develop a more narrative style: today her illustrations contain stories made and finished, showing that sometimes stories do not need words.
Weitong Mai’s illustrations have a calibrated use of color, neither excessively sketchy nor sketchy, but the main feature of all her works are the lines. With our eyes, we find ourselves following thin, almost imperceptible lines that give life to the forms and accompany us in the discovery of the final result.