When scrolling through Ploypisut Chueobchoey’s illustrations one thing is evident: her love of flowers. In some of her works, the flowers are the focal point, while in other works they serve to frame the main character—a woman or animal. Whatever the case is, the end result is colorful, cheerful, and forever in bloom.
A freelance illustrator and surface designer based in Bangkok, Thailand, she draws her inspiration mainly from Asian folklore, focusing mainly on themes that include flora and fauna.
“Thailand is a wonderful country to live in,” said Chueobchoey in an interview with Lake. “I was born and raised in a Thai-Chinese family. I am originally from a small town in the countryside of Thailand. I am influenced by the integration into two cultures. That has inspired me in some way and I would like to include it into my illustrations.”
After graduating with a BFA Communication Design, Chueobchoey moved to the US to continue her studies. “It was quite a challenging experience living alone in the US for a year,” she admits. “It was fun and I have learned to deal with anything by myself. At that time I had no clue about what I wanted to be. So, I took a short course at the Academy of Art University. And I figured out I wanted to be an illustrator.”
So she returned to Thailand, where she first worked in graphic design before transitioning into a freelance illustrator and surface designer. Now committed to illustrating, Chueobchoey works mostly with watercolors but also employs gouache and ink to create her illustrations and floral patterns.
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