Not all artists have the good fortune of pursuing their art full-time. Taiwan-based artist Rola Chang, aka Jungshan, moonlights as a freelance illustrator during her off time from her day job as a general office clerk at a technology company. She keeps her creativity flowing and thriving through her emotionally charged ink illustrations.
Drawing inspiration from Chinese and Western styles, Jungshan merges Asian and contemporary techniques to produce her expressive images. The artist works primarily with Chinese ink, accentuating certain aspects with digital pens and brushes in Photoshop. Her strong portraits often feature warriors and samurais in motion, while employing a style similar to calligraphy painting. Despite her affinity for Japanese culture and customs, Jungshan has never been to the land of the rising sun but is set to pay a visit later this month for the very first time. Perhaps she will find more inspiration from another Asian country that is as rich in tradition as it is modern.