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Ask me anything   Hi I'm Ren and this is my art blog.

I'm currently a senior majoring in illustration at SVA.

reach me via: renshou.art@gmail.com

riversg asked: Hi Renshou, I saw your work in junior thesis show and senior open studio and thought they are really cool. I also saw that you've interned for a fashion design company. Can you share any pieces of advice or experience of working in the fashion field as an illustrator? (I am also a recent graduate of SVA and seeking opportunities in the fashion world, and I think it'll be great to ask someone experienced and really talented for some advice) Thanks!


Answer:

Hi thanks for liking my work. To be honest I don’t think I can give much advice on your question coz even myself is still on the stage of trying things out. If you are interested in working for a fashion company, then from my own experience I’d say the first thing to do is to get yourself a starting point by doing some research on what you can do in fashion n what company you’d like to work for. It’s important for people like us, who don’t study fashion in school, to know what we are good at n try to fit in the industry with it. Then you’ll know what to bring into your portfolio to show the potential of the direction you want to go for in fashion. Not that many fashion companies want illustrators, so it’s hard for us to be seen n considered in general. If you are asking about doing fashion illustrations as a freelancer, I simply have no experience on it since I haven’t taken any freelance since graduation. Anyway, good luck!

— 1 month ago with 3 notes
New piece Shooting the suns.
It’s for a Chinese folk tale, “Yi shooting the suns”. In Chinese mythology, there were once ten suns in the sky, which made plants wither, and fierce beasts run wild to imperil people. To save the people, the hero, Yi, shot down nine of them one by one, and he might have shot the last one if it was not called off by others. Thus the severe drought was gone.
http://renshouzhang.tumblr.com

New piece Shooting the suns.

It’s for a Chinese folk tale, “Yi shooting the suns”. 
In Chinese mythology, there were once ten suns in the sky, which made plants wither, and fierce beasts run wild to imperil people. To save the people, the hero, Yi, shot down nine of them one by one, and he might have shot the last one if it was not called off by others. Thus the severe drought was gone.

http://renshouzhang.tumblr.com

— 2 months ago with 3 notes
#Renshou Zhang  #artists on tumblr  #art  #illustration  #fire  #horse  #sun  #shooting the suns  #sva 
Battle.
First assignment we had for our portfolio class was to create a piece based on a “battle”, so I created a battle in the rain shower.
http://renshouzhang.tumblr.com

Battle.

First assignment we had for our portfolio class was to create a piece based on a “battle”, so I created a battle in the rain shower.

http://renshouzhang.tumblr.com

— 3 months ago with 3 notes
#Illustration  #rain  #sva  #artists on tumblr  #Renshou Zhang  #battle 
Thought it’d be cool to share this typeface “HUMID” I did for a class last year.  It was my first time and honestly I was never into typography, but the class was actually quite fun and I learned a lot out of it ( though I already forgot a lot as well :B
The project is also featured on my teacher Irina Lee’s class tumblr:
http://whatsyourtype.tumblr.com/page/2
Check it out coz there are some cool stuff done by other students, a lot of them are not even graphic design major

Thought it’d be cool to share this typeface “HUMID” I did for a class last year.  It was my first time and honestly I was never into typography, but the class was actually quite fun and I learned a lot out of it ( though I already forgot a lot as well :B

The project is also featured on my teacher Irina Lee’s class tumblr:

http://whatsyourtype.tumblr.com/page/2

Check it out coz there are some cool stuff done by other students, a lot of them are not even graphic design major

— 9 months ago with 5 notes
#typography  #type  #typeface  #graphic design  #what's your type  #sva  #san serif  #humid  #rain clouds  #thunder  #weather  #artists on tumblr  #Renshou Zhang 
Lost girls.  A killed piece from last year’s thesis.  Guess I’ll never have the patience to completely finish it.  It was the worst year in school for me, glad I got rid of it.
http://renshouzhang.tumblr.com

Lost girls.  A killed piece from last year’s thesis.  Guess I’ll never have the patience to completely finish it.  It was the worst year in school for me, glad I got rid of it.

http://renshouzhang.tumblr.com

— 11 months ago with 5 notes
#artists on tumblr  #Renshou Zhang  #Illustration  #girls  #fairy tale  #snow