Illustrations for the story Cigarettes in the Dark

7 June 2017 ● 1 min read ● 2 images


These are two illustrations commissioned by Hengtee Lim for his story Cigarettes in the Dark. The first image was imprinted on my mind when I first read the story: that exact moment when the man hit the train tracks and there is no coming back. For the second image I have tried to evoke the mood I got from the closing of the story, which I hope one can understand after reading it.

Both illustrations were executed using a brush pen on paper and finalized digitally in order to eliminate all shades of grey. The request for this work came in a great time as I am currently investing more in developing black and white illustrations.

It was really great to collaborate with Hengtee as he depicts people's everyday life in a way I really identify with. I highly recommend reading his others stories as well!

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Julia Nascimento

I'm an illustrator in Tokyo, Japan

Watercolor & ink illustrator and comics creator. I specialize in food and people illustration. Obsessed with pigments!

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