Toyoya Li, gif artist & illustrator
animated GIFs, and 8-bit style creation.
2005 – present
I like the 8bit game very much and I like any tiny things in my life too.
I started my pixel creation with both of them.
WHERE DO YOU DRAW INSPIRATION FROM?
8bit games and moving moments in my life.
WHERE DO YOU GO, OR WHAT DO YOU DO, WHEN YOU GET STUCK ON A PROJECT?
I will go around in any park around me. I love nature, so I think the nature
will give me inspiration.
NAME A BOOK YOU THINK EVERY (DESIGNER/ARTIST/ARCHITECT, ETC)
< Forming > by Jesse Moynihan. It’s a comic book.
WHAT DESIGN TOOL CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
Computer and sketchbook.
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE CREATIVITY ?
Those from the fetters of reality, full of real emotion from the heart of the performance,
I call creativity.
IF YOU COULD INVITE ANY ARTIST/DESIGNER/CREATIVE OUT FOR COFFEE,
WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY ?
If I had this chance I would want to see Maywa Denki. Maywa Denki was organized in 1993 as an art unit of two members. They created many fantastic musical instruments for their music and created a very funny way of performaning. I love this performance so much! I want to know how they created their work in this way.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE CITY THAT YOU LIVE IN?
People living in Beijing give me many surprises and creative ideas.