His work had a timeless, airy quality that I much admired. After our initial meeting we agreed to work together. One of the biggest compliments I can give an illustrator is that he is a “pro’s pro” and Yan was that. An artist in this business needs to have nerves of steel what with crazy deadlines, multiple changes, and the ability to pivot on a dime to change direction.
Yan never let me down…he worked his tail off to satisfy his many clients and always came in on time with a great piece. At this very moment I am looking at two wonderful watercolors that are currently on loan in my office and I’m thinking of all the many wonderful conversations we had.
Yan, you will be missed, but your work will live for the ages.