ART | BEST SELECTION - Ben Liu illustration

"Puff, the magic dragon lives by the sea,
and frolicked in the autumn mist,
in a land called Honnah Lee. " *

Have you ever heard this lovely melody? I happened to discover this song just a few days ago, (I know, I'm not that familiar to occidental songs) the version I heard was by Pink Mertini & Saori Yuki, fell in love with it right away. Yes, there were truely some magical moments happened in my 2014, which transformed me into another level, into a better me.

2014 was the first year I worked full-time as a freelance illustrator. Mom told me when I was 1 year-old, she put all kinds of objects in front of me, which related to different careers, letting me pick up one. Guess what I chose? A pen.

Since then, I became best friends with pens, my magic wand. I doodled, I sketched, I painted, I illustrated. I think I'm lucky and privileged to be surrounded by fantastic groupes and people to work with. And all these, I guess, was my pens who brought to me. I cherish, I appreciate the fact. With my pens and the warm people I worked with, I achieved some goals that I never think I could. I'd like to say Thank You!

In Canada, Calepin de Ben (Ben's sketchbook) , my weekly column in Journal Métro celebrites its 1st year anniversary, there was also an intensive 4 days live-sketch event during the Festival Mode & Design at Place des Arts Montreal. I met so many magical persons during these advantures.

In China, I had chances collaborating with L'OFFICIEL, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, three big magazines I always dreamed to work with. #DreamsComeTrue

Internationally, my works had seals of approval by Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana, (big thanks to the magician Mister Marcus from Draw A Dot.) .

What's next for 2015? Not sure, but for sure I'll spend my year with pens, keep trying expressing myself and spreading beauty I saw via lines and colors. If they could bring you a bit warmness, I'll feel so happy. Wish you all the best in 2015!

Supper with panda Benda, Souper, In Italy, Thanks giving supper, Christmas vibes, family portrait, having dinner with dogs and Dolce Gabbana, Italian cuisine, pasta, turkey chicken, fashion illustration

Dolce & Gabbana 2014 F/W

fashion illustration, Veuve Clicquot, DJ custom portrait, poster, group portrait, Benda panda, Montreal artist

Velvet by Veuve Clicquot

FashionWeek, FrontRow, iLady, magazine, fashion illustration, editorial, FayeWong, AnnaWintour, DavidBeckham, fashion show runway, kateMoss

Fashion Week Front Row - iLady magazine
JournalMétro, Infopresse, PrixMédia, Montreal, fashion illustration, Lady in green making fruit smoothie with blender, cover design
Journal Métro - Infopresse PrixMédia Event issue

TVshow, Sauvez-les-Meubles, CanalVie, Ben-Liu-Benda, panda, home decors, Chinese Style, red, panda taking selfie with iphone making duckface

TV show - Sauvez les Meubles - CanalVie

Festival Mode&Design, Live-Sketch, Journal Metro, fashion week cover newspaper, fashion illustration, editorial, girl in green dressFestival Mode&Design, Live-Sketch, Ben-Liu, portrait, fashion illustration, Montreal Artist, fashion illustrator

Festival Mode & Design - Live Sketch

J'adore, Dior, L'OFFICIEL-China, Charlize Theron, portrait, fashion illustration

J'adore Dior - L'OFFICIEL China

Cinderella in blue-heart Valentino dress, Ben-Liu, Draw-A-Dot, fashion illustration, Montreal Metro, Subway station Berri UQAM, panda BENDA in metro

Cinderella x Valentino

Plastic Surgery, fashion illustration, L'OFFICIEL-China, Beauty illustration, Ben Liu

Plastic Surgery - L'OFFICIEL China

Beauty illustration, fashion, editorial, Cosmopolitan China magazine, Ben Liu, magazine cover, FanBingBing

Beauty column - Cosmopolitan China

Oringinal singers : Peter, Paul and Mary


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