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A Bus Ride

Personal project, 2017-2020


It is a story of building an unlikely friendship that overcomes initial prejudice. Toby, the little crocodile, saw a man with a dangerous looking necklace and a lady he assumed was frowning under her face cover. Toby wanted to avoid them at all costs,  however, through a bus ride, he found out that they are the opposite of who he thought they would be.

This story is inspired by what I observed in Cambridge, UK, when I studied there. I was impressed by the variety of people in Cambridge, clearly with different lifestyles and views, living side by side.

This work was shortlisted in 2021 Nami Concours competition and selected as one of the 76 winning illustrations in 2021 Bologna  Book Fair.

The images are done by mixing the digital and manual techniques.

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