Deco art of Black and white.

   Among my childhood memories,those black and white deco art books from my parents’ shelves, they influenced a lot of my style for a very long time.( Remembered I only like drawing black ink works for many years).  It was incredibly popular during all of the last century,  but now you even couldn’t find many of this type of deco art references( not the digital one) any more on internet but the libraries. It is such a shame because I do think it is such an elegant art style. Perhaps after hundred years, traditional line works will become real antique. Especially since digital technic developed so much, hand painted deco art became more and more precious. Generally I use a traditional way and digital way both to create my works, however, I will say no technic could replace hand-painting, it doesn’t matter how advanced the digital technic can be, I will never give up drawing lines and shapes on the papers. 

Playsuit and Sandal are Vintage

Illustration by Nancy.Z
Photography by Dean


  • Reply August 22, 2012


    Nancy I’m desperately trying to grow my hair out but everytime I see you I want to cut it straight back to a bob!

    • Reply August 22, 2012

      Xiaoxi Zhang

      I love your curly Bob hair so much! Actually I want to cut my hair even shorter so that I could be a Tomboy hahaha :p

  • Reply August 23, 2012


    Oh Nancy, you look absolutely stunning in that one piece! 🙂

  • Reply August 23, 2012


    I love the lighting in these photos, especially in the second one.

  • Reply August 25, 2012

    Rosalinda Tjioe

    Stunning jumpsuit! Love the print of it xx

  • Reply August 28, 2012


    Thank you for saying that 🙂 We must never give us using our hands!

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