“Hope,” is inspired by the buildings and sunset pictures on my phone. Looking at the very top of the building and the sky that continues endlessly, I thought of freedom, hope, and peace, and the comfortable feeling that comes from these concepts. I played around with composition, combined the sunset colors from the photo, then added some of my imaginary balloons to convey the hopeful message I intended in the illustration.
Since the whole world is going through a tough time due to the global lockdown, this artwork was shared to send hopeful messages to the communities in response to COVID-19. Also, I shared this illustration on social media to commemorate the victims of the Sewol ferry sinking, marking six years since the tragedy. Yellow ribbons have become a symbol of hope, and I aimed to portray this message in my illustration through yellow-colored balloons.
– from Creativehowl Inspiration Gallery
Cindy Kang is an illustrator based between New York and Seoul. Combining the digital technique with the texture of traditional medium, she creates compelling, heartwarming illustrations.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.