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!
Illustrator and comics creator, in watercolour & ink,. I specialize in food and people illustration. Obsessed with pigments!