The Muted and Mystical Illustrations of Dadu Shin

The Muted but Mystical Illustrations of Dadu Shin

The Muted but Mystical Illustrations of Dadu Shin

The Muted but Mystical Illustrations of Dadu Shin

These illustrations by New York based illustrator Dadu Shin are beautiful. A quick skim through his portfolio and you’ll find that much of what Dadu draws stems from nature. He creates richly textured worlds which are painted with a palette of simple muted colors and he occasionally populates these places with weird and wonderful creatures.

For me, the middle image is particularly striking; featuring a half-bird half-horse creature that stroll majestically with a herd of racing horses. Yet amid this bizarre scene Dadu manages to exude a sense of calmness throughout. This is not a world of off-the-wall oddity but a place that you would be more then happy to live in. Indeed nearly all of the places which Dadu Shin creates feel like magical worlds that you’d like to visit. For now, the best you can do is visit his site and spend some proper time amid the stillness and the beauty of his work.

Philip

3 Comments The Muted and Mystical Illustrations of Dadu Shin

  1. A Kins September 18, 2011 at 2:17 AM

    Lovely illustrations. The muted tones ad a lot to the characters.

  2. Meredith September 18, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Lovely!

  3. zion September 18, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    The middle one looks similar to a Thestral from the Harry Potter series

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