New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the ornate forms that have a traditional feel. There’s so much going on in each scene that it’s like an organized chaos slowly revealing itself to viewers over time.
Often producing illustrations for editorial purposes, Ngai’s dynamic images have strong, purposeful narratives that look like still shots from movies. Even though she provides a clear description of her intended stories, it’s still fairly easy to get lost in the elaborate, adventurous worlds and to make up our own stories based on the expressive characters.