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Nov 10

The Talent Wendy Ding’s Artist Biography

Here is an artist biography for one of our latest up and coming artistsWendy Ding. We here at Advocate artare excited to represent her and think her illustration and design will look great in books, on greetings cards, and on poster designs. Check out her biography below for more information and some pictures of her latest work.

“Wendy Ding was born in China in 1984; she grew up in China and the UK and now lives in Canada. Various cartoons including manga cartoon animations influenced her growing up and she loved playing dress up. Her grandfather was also a great influence on her.

Wendy studied illustration at Sheridan Institute from 2004 – 2008 and graduated with a BAA.

Her artwork can be described as quirky, bubbly, colourful, fun and whimsical which are all qualities that she aspires to portray on a daily basis. Within her artwork Wendy portrays images she is influenced by on a daily basis; whether she is out and about taking a walk or on a night out dancing. Later she does rough sketches on paper which she then scans into the computer. After a great deal of experimentation, long hours and many breaks for dancing and stretching, the end result is finally born.

Wendy’s recent work includes celebrity and VIP sketches she did through a stroke of luck at the 2011 Toronto international film festival, she has also exhibited at Fan Expo; a comic book, manga, horror, gaming and sci-fi convention in Toronto, from 2008 to 2011. Currently she is included in the Great Big Book of fashion Illustration published this Autumn 2011.

Wendy’s artistic achievements include an honorable mention in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards of 2007 for “Flickr Skirt Stats”. Also in 2010 she won second place in the Xto Image Awards in Santa Monica, for a series called Food Girls.

Wendy Ding is a city girl who portrays her musical artistic varied life throughout her cool illustrative art works.”