Female Empowerment, a look at Little Thunder
The artist who goes by the name Little Thunder was born and raised in Hong Kong, and through her unique and beautiful style of illustrations and paintings, she has become one of the most recognizable artists in the city and abroad. She began to make art for a living at the beginning of the 2000s and in 2010 published the three-volume comic Kylooe. She has worked for many brands such as Dior, Nike, and Shu Uemura.
Little Thunder often creates her art digitally and with watercolor, even when working digitally she is able to maintain her signature watercolor style and use of pastel colors. Pulling inspiration from her daily life in Hong Kong and her personal experiences Tunder is able to paint the woman in her works with a type of sexual and energy that is not like what we are used to seeing but is a type of empowering sexiness that comes from knowing one’s self. When asked about this in an interview on HypeBae this is what she had to say “Since learning pole dancing a few years ago, I’ve started to pay attention to the female body and its movement. I began to realize how alluring it is to be sexy, and I wanted to translate that into my art. Sexiness isn’t just about having a voluptuous figure or posing seductively. Girls are attractive when they understand themselves well — what they have or might not have. Being vulnerable and honest with yourself is what makes you sexy.”
What makes Little Thunders work that much more interesting is how easy she is able to tell a story. Often using only 1-3 frames with no words she is still able to convey a meaningful message and narrative. With this and her unique style and a strong passion for the arts its no surprise that Little Thunder has found the success and the following, she has gained. Be sure to let us know what you think of these amazing works below.
Artist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlethunder/
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