Meet one of my favorite artists, Yee Von, of Yee Von Illustrations and Whimsy Whimsical. She creates wonderfully dreamy, soft, romantic, and whimsical (of course) artwork. Looking at her illustrations takes my breath away and transports me to the days of magic, wishes, and fairy tales! :)
Poppies Fall - Small Print by chanyeevon
Name: Yee Von
I Love Spring Time Notecards by whimsywhimsical
Tell me a little about yourself.
I'm Yee Von, a freelance illustrator from Malaysia. My artworks are pen on paper and colored digitally in Photoshop. I love the feeling of putting my imaginations onto paper with ink. Other than that, I enjoy stargazing and looking at the clouds in the sky which just makes me feel relaxed. I currently have a full-time day job, and my etsy shops are my part-time job :)
Simply Happy - Mr Hedgehog by whimsywhimsical
How would you describe your work/shop? Who should definitely stop by?
My whimsical family is inspired from forest animals that live in the magical and peaceful forest of Whimsy Whimsical Forest. Most of them express the loving and caring relationships that can be formed between parents and children, friendships, and sisterhood, as well as couples :) They are most likely attracted to those who love sweet woodland or cute forest animals like foxes, rabbits and owls :D I'm still working on a way to expand the whimsy family so each of them will have their very own stories.
The Dream Weaver - Limited Edition by chanyeevon
What keeps you motivated?
My motivations come from those who support and love my works :) Whenever I received emails or feedback on how much my customers love my work and are happy with them, it just makes me happier than anything. I'm also motivated by those artists whom I admire. The journey they went through to reach where they are right now will encourage me to work harder to achieve my dream, too!
Whimsical Owl Stickers/Seals by whimsywhimsical
What is your most cherished handmade possession?
I guess that goes to drawing. I love to dream and let my imagination flow whenever I can. It is a fun thing to do and you might not know what ideas will appear out of nowhere. Having my personal style and putting my imaginations onto paper and letting my characters create their stories (just like whimsy family) is something very heart warming because it feels like seeing your baby (haha) grow.
Let Me Fly - Limited Edition by chanyeevon
Do you have any advice for those who are new to art/handmade/crafting?
Sometimes you don't have to come up with the most innovative idea in order to be successful but as long as you have found your niche market, you are already there in making your own business :) Personally, I think figuring out who you should be targeting (and who will appreciate what you're doing the most) is the most difficult part. Other than that, every one of us has a different journey, so just make sure you walk at your own pace-- firm and steady :)
Winter Warmer - Limited Edition by chanyeevon
Tell us who one of your favorite sellers is on Etsy!
Oh gosh, that's difficult (lolz)... There are so many amazing etsy artists whom I admire a lot (check out my etsy favourites XD) but if I can only pick one then that would be Emilly from The Black Apple (www.etsy.com/people/theblackapple). I love her style and imaginations so much!
Can You Hear the Whispers In My Heart by whimsywhimsical
Whimsical Owl Notecards Set by whimsywhimsical
Just For You - Greeting Card by whimsywhimsical
My Love Letters No.3 - Secret Admirer by whimsywhimsical
The Sisters - Whimsical Tiny Art Pendants by chanyeevon
Isn't her artwork amazing? Thanks so much for sharing with us, Yee Von!