Gina Mei
July 16, 2015 3:29 pm

Rongrong Devoe’s art is all kinds of beautiful — and we aren’t the only ones that think so. The Qingdao, China-native’s clients include Giorgio Armani and Viktor & Rolf, and her work has been featured in both Vogue and InStyle. She’s kind of a big deal, and it’s easy to see why. After studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, Rongrong moved to Houston to work as a full-time fashion illustrator — and we seriously can’t get enough of her gorgeous and colorful illustrations. She even accompanied us on the Houston stop of the A Tale of Two Besties book tour, and, spoiler alert: She’s even more impressive live. Rongrong’s art is bright, bold, and totally chic — and that’s why she’s our Illustrator of the Week!

Find out more about Rongrong and her art below.

No pressure, but describe your art: My art is mainly fashion-focused. A lot of beautiful people, shoes, makeup, and sometimes I love to draw desserts — such as cupcakes, donuts, macaroons. The style of my art is fun, playful, and bright.

What inspires you to make things: My inspiration comes from nature, fun places, and a lot of fashion magazines.

Your favorite thing(s) to draw: Definitely people. People that are stylish are so much fun to draw!! Many fashion bloggers and models are on my drawing list.

Medium of choice: I use pencil and watercolor a lot. Sometimes when I do live sketch, I use markers.

The first time you knew you wanted to be an artist: I learned how to draw when I was very young, but I didn’t think I could live as an artist until I moved to NYC 2009. I set a goal to become a fashion artist.

Proudest achievement so far: I just finished my first fashion illustration book for teen girls called Fashion Portfolio, which will be published by Scholastic early next year.

Music you listen to while you work: Jessie J, Maroon 5, etc. I am a big fan of upbeat music.

Your most prized possession: My daily planner. I love to make to-do lists and write down ideas in my planner.

Your personal hero: My dad. He is a business owner and a furniture designer. His creativity and work ethic always inspired me to chase my dream.

The last thing to make you giggle: A funny video from Bull Dog Stuff, an Instagram account I follow since I am obsessed with bulldogs.

Current project(s): I am working on a few new fashion illustrations to add to my Etsy shop.

For more of Rongrong’s work, check out her website, Etsy, and Instagram. And you can check out our past Illustrators of the Week here!

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