Watercolor Illustrations That Trace the Dark and Light Elements of Storybook Myths by Amber Ma (12 pics)




New York-based artist and illustrator Amber Ma  subtly integrates elements of darkness into her fant

New York-based artist and illustrator Amber Ma  subtly integrates elements of darkness into her fantasy-based illustrations. Her inspirations are grounded in childhood stories, such as her series Pinocchio Forest which visually investigates the myth surrounding the storybook puppet’s long nose. In the series of watercolor and sumi ink works Ma mixes elements of tension and warmth. This contrast interrogates the notion of a lie, presenting how the action can both hurt and protect those closest to us.

Ma received both her BFA and MFA in Illustration from the School of the Visual Arts . This fall she was included in the group exhibition Parallel at Light Grey Art Lab  in Minneapolis. You can view more of the illustrator’s work on her Instagram and Behance .

Watercolor Illustrations That Trace the Dark and Light Elements of Storybook Myths by Amber Ma

Watercolor Illustrations That Trace the Dark and Light Elements of Storybook Myths by Amber Ma

Watercolor Illustrations That Trace the Dark and Light Elements of Storybook Myths by Amber Ma

Watercolor Illustrations That Trace the Dark and Light Elements of Storybook Myths by Amber Ma

Watercolor Illustrations That Trace the Dark and Light Elements of Storybook Myths by Amber Ma

Watercolor Illustrations That Trace the Dark and Light Elements of Storybook Myths by Amber Ma

Watercolor Illustrations That Trace the Dark and Light Elements of Storybook Myths by Amber Ma

Watercolor Illustrations That Trace the Dark and Light Elements of Storybook Myths by Amber Ma

Watercolor Illustrations That Trace the Dark and Light Elements of Storybook Myths by Amber Ma

Watercolor Illustrations That Trace the Dark and Light Elements of Storybook Myths by Amber Ma

Watercolor Illustrations That Trace the Dark and Light Elements of Storybook Myths by Amber Ma




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