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Danlin Zhang

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illustration of This is my mini-thesis project called “emotion“. The whole project is according to two emotional moments I picked after I move to the US.
illustration of This is my mini-thesis project called “emotion“. The whole project is according to two emotional moments I picked after I move to the US.
illustration of Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk

“I remembered my family had a traditional square table. I always did my homework on one side while my dad was making engineering drawings on the other side.
illustration of his is a hypothetical book cover illustration I did for the New York Times bestseller, Keep It Moving, 

wrote by one of the world’s legendary artists Twyla Tharp.
illustration of Illustration I did for Poetry Foundation, about an Ocean Vuong Article “nothing to hide under all this sun”
illustration of This series of images was inspired by a traditional story I heard as a child, A Deer of Nine Colors. The original story is based on the Buddhist Jataka tale, which was discovered as cave paintings from the Mogao Caves. 

I expanded the meaning of the story and added my own insight. 

In this retelling of the story, the main character meets a magical, nine-colored deer. The character is led to a world filled with magic, mystery, and both incredible and impossible sights.
illustration of This is a hypothetical project for a magazine.

This article discussed the sleeping issues and how people affected by the new sleep helping method.
illustration of An editorial project I did for Tricycle Magazine, Spring 2022. For the article “Dharma Songs to Stir and Settle“, by Trent Walker.

This project includes one full-page illustration and one spot illustration.
illustration of This series of images was inspired by a traditional story I heard as a child, A Deer of Nine Colors. The original story is based on the Buddhist Jataka tale, which was discovered as cave paintings from the Mogao Caves. 

I expanded the meaning of the story and added my own insight. This image described the last part of this story,  the main character betrayed the Nine-Colored Deer because of greed, which eventually led to his own death.
illustration of This series of images was inspired by a traditional story I heard as a child, A Deer of Nine Colors. The original story is based on the Buddhist Jataka tale, which was discovered as cave paintings from the Mogao Caves.  I expanded the meaning of the story and added my own insight. 

In this retelling of the story, the main character meets a magical, nine-colored deer. The character is led to a world filled with magic, mystery, and both incredible and impossible sights

Profile

Danlin is an award winning illustrator based in New York, originally from China. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) teaching in the Illustration Department. Danlin does editorial, advertising, books, and is up for any challenge. She loves to travel, and her experiences are filled with vivid memories of world cultures and the many magical imaginings that extend from them, all of which continue to inspire her.

Style/Techniques

Animation, Conceptual, Digital, Line, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Pattern, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment

Subject/Specialties

Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Celebrities, Children's Books, Comic Book, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Health, Mystery, Nature, People, Portrait, Posters, Travel, Web Illustration, Lifestyle