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Luca Qiu’s Graphical, Colourful Birds

Although Luca Qui’s parents are Chinese, he was born in Rome, Italy and considers himself an Italian boy at heart.

Luca was always attracted to the visual arts and has been drawing since he was a little boy. After high school he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, but unfortunately it was not what he expected and he left after two years.

However, during those years he worked for the first time with a computer which fascinated him so decided to attend a graphic designer’s academy.

After Luca graduated in 2012, he got plenty of work experience but wanted more. As his passion had always been illustration in January this year, he decided to throw himself into this world, finding more time for himself and what he loves doing.

This series of birds is one of his personal illustration projects.

Luca Qiu's Graphical, Colourful Birds

Luca Qiu's Graphical, Colourful Birds

Luca Qiu's Graphical, Colourful Birds

Luca Qiu's Graphical, Colourful Birds

Luca Qiu's Graphical, Colourful Birds

Luca Qiu's Graphical, Colourful Birds

Luca Qiu's Graphical, Colourful Birds

Luca Qiu's Graphical, Colourful Birds

Luca Qiu's Graphical, Colourful Birds

Sharmayne Ng’s Birds On Botero

Birds on Botero by Sharmayne Ng, a graphic designer and illustrator from Singapore, is a humorous social commentary on the relationship between local Singaporeans and foreigners.

The work draws similarities between the Javan myna birds and foreigners living in Singapore. Both are not native to Singapore, but are very common in the country and have reportedly been overcrowding areas. They have drawn flak from citizens for being noisy and disturbing the peace. Similarly, they are touted as competitive species that threaten their local counterparts. Although their presence may not at all times be wanted, it is undeniable that they are a distinctive part of Singapore.

Fernando Botero sculpted the fat, bronze Bird that sits on the UOB Plaza near Raffles Place in 1990. It was designed to represent the joy of living and the power of optimism.

Sharmayne Ng's Birds On Botero

Sharmayne Ng's Birds On Botero

Sharmayne Ng's Birds On Botero

Sharmayne Ng's Birds On Botero

Sharmayne Ng's Birds On Botero

Sharmayne Ng's Birds On Botero

Sharmayne Ng's Birds On Botero

Sharmayne Ng's Birds On Botero

Sharmayne Ng's Birds On Botero

Sharmayne Ng's Birds On Botero

Sharmayne Ng's Birds On Botero