Ricky Leung’s work is often inspired by the idea of “slow living”, with a sustainable, local and organic approach to everyday life being both “intriguing and beautiful” to the illustrator. “Travelling, interior deign, film photography and food are things I love… I want to convey those feelings and imagery through a light-hearted and playful way.”
The illustrator captures sweet scenes of interior landscapes full of thoughtful details and he works hard at maintaining his creativity by trying new things, travelling, watching films and listening to new music. Cast in a palette of muted blues and greens, Ricky primarily uses pencil crayon to create his works and says his process has become a lot simpler now he has Procreate and Apple Pencil. “There are less drawings I have to scan and it has my made planning and sketching stage a lot easier,” he explains.
There’s a delicate and quiet tone to Ricky’s illustrations where each one feels considered and almost comforting with the familiar, warm scenes he depicts. “I want my audience to grasp the idea that beauty, peace and happiness come from very simple things in everyday life. Sometimes it’s the small moments, like a light breeze on a Sunday afternoon, an inspiring excerpt from a book or the moment of connection when cooking with a loved one,” says Ricky.
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