2015-02-12

BENDA (Ben Liu) × 时尚Cosmopolitain - So Long, Redness


Do you have trouble with redness?
As if Spiderman gave you a spider web on your face?
These illustrations for Cosmopolitan China - Jan. 2015,
show some situations of women who have redness issue.



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 Translations : 

1. Karaoke situation :" I-AM-NOT-TIBETAN-PLATEAU!!!!!
2. Blind-Date situation : "Hey, I'm red, but not because of you..."
 3. Winter situation :" I need a city with stable temperature..."
4. Powerface situation : "Rosy and white? Forget it! I want pure white!"

 Here are the beauty Tips from experts,
help you to get away from redness :






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2015-01-23

BEST OF 2014 - Ben Liu illustration


"Puff, the magic dragon lives by the sea,
and frolicked in the autumn mist,
in a land called Honnah Lee. " *

Have you ever heard this lovely melody? I happened to discover this song just a few days ago, (I know, I'm not that familiar to occidental songs) the version I heard was by Pink Mertini & Saori Yuki, fell in love with it right away. Yes, there were truely some magical moments happened in my 2014, which transformed me into another level, into a better me.

2014 was the first year I worked full-time as a freelance illustrator. Mom told me when I was 1 year-old, she put all kinds of objects in front of me, which related to different careers, letting me pick up one. Guess what I chose? A pen.

Since then, I became best friends with pens, my magic wand. I doodled, I sketched, I painted, I illustrated. I think I'm lucky and privileged to be surrounded by fantastic groupes and people to work with. And all these, I guess, was my pens who brought to me. I cherish, I appreciate the fact. With my pens and the warm people I worked with, I achieved some goals that I never think I could. I'd like to say Thank You!

In Canada, Calepin de Ben (Ben's sketchbook) , my weekly column in Journal Métro celebrites its 1st year anniversary, there was also an intensive 4 days live-sketch event during the Festival Mode & Design at Place des Arts Montreal. I met so many magical persons during these advantures.

In China, I had chances collaborating with L'OFFICIEL, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, three big magazines I always dreamed to work with. #DreamsComeTrue

Internationally, my works had seals of approval by Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana, (big thanks to the magician Mister Marcus from Draw A Dot.) .

What's next for 2015? Not sure, but for sure I'll spend my year with pens, keep trying expressing myself and spreading beauty I saw via lines and colors. If they could bring you a bit warmness, I'll feel so happy. Wish you all the best in 2015!




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Dolce & Gabbana 2014 F/W

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Velvet by Veuve Clicquot

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Fashion Week Front Row - iLady magazine
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Journal Métro - Infopresse PrixMédia Event issue


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TV show - Sauvez les Meubles - CanalVie

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Festival Mode & Design - Live Sketch

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J'adore Dior - L'OFFICIEL China

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Cinderella x Valentino

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Plastic Surgery - L'OFFICIEL China

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Beauty column - Cosmopolitan China



*Songwriters : YARROW, PETER/LIPTON, LEONARD
Oringinal singers : Peter, Paul and Mary



2015-01-12

Lookbook - Pomme Vert



Pomme vert,
vert pomme,
Apple green,
Green apple.
Snow white,
blanche neige.
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White 
snow
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Photos by: Will Aitken
Apple green coat:  Lovestit clothing
Gray sweater: Mango
Leather gloves: Simon's
White pants: Jean-Paul Gaultier
Brown boots: Sergio Rossi






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