I had the privilege to work with an independent publisher in the US for an upcoming poetry book by Nancy Huang.
"Favorite Daughter is a poetry collection trying to uproot America from inside the body, and find where China is buried underneath." - from Write Bloody Publishing Site
Nancy's work is themed around a struggle between two worlds. She requested the cover to have some Asian elements yet not to typecast it as a Chinese poetry look. Joshua and I presented this idea of using "Yin and Yang" symbol to display the theme of "the two worlds", using the colours from the theory of 5 elements.
I had so much fun illustrating those koi fish!
Never gets tired of black ink and brushes!
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