Project “four chars”
“four chars” is my personal project trending on Instagram. It features content-based illustrations with a vivid visual language.
It all starts with an idea of creating doodles inspired by Chinese four-character words. Day by day, "four chars" grows into a design journal, where it contains my personal interpretations on a variety of words, slang, or memes.
"These are really cool illustrations. They make me marvel at this language. You are bilingual right?... The translations really help it understanding mandarin more..." @shae.tc
As “four chars” gains popularity, people regard it as a language learning tool. Each four chars post is considered as a flashcard for Chinese learners worldwide.
"Love the stuff you create, I'm learning some 成语 through your arts 🌚👌" @veneseee
"🙏I love your work, 成语 are intimidating sometimes but you make them fun to learn 😁" @ok.justyna
However, "four chars" hasn't been that perfect for language learning. Some of the illustrations are too sharp or abstract for people to understand. I am still honing my storytelling skills through this ongoing daily practice.
"It's amazing to see someone that's really spreading Chinese culture in such a unique way. Keep up the good work!!!!" @sakura.studies
Find more posts on @four_chars.