The portraits of Hsiao-Ron Cheng, an artist based in Taipei, Taiwan, will steal people's breath away. At least those who appreciate soft feminine imagery that is full of pale whimsy. From fashion illustrations to celebrity renditions and even private commissions, the artist's latest crop of works are sure to enchant even the coldest of hearts.
Although wide-ranging, from nameless characters to actresses such as Lupita and musicians including John Lennon, the portraits of Hsiao-Ron Cheng all adhere to the same style. Illustrated against a pastel backdrop, they are enhanced by pretty details like flowers and polkadots. There is also a sadness in each of the subject matter's eyes, as though they know a hard truth that the rest are blind to.