Artist and graphic designer Leland Foster majored in English Literature and Rhetoric, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Foster’s work has been displayed in numerous galleries in the United States and around the world, including the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. Rather than traditional static scenes, Foster produces animated illustrations which have recently attracted keen interest.
Most of Foster’s scenarios centre on a street view or a corner as background themes developing atmospheric tension using the sharp contrast between light and dark. Foster employs effects such as the motion of falling soft rain, the white vapour of vehicle exhausts, flashing neon lights or cell phone screens to make his illustrations come alive with very eye-catching details.
Foster’s animated illustrations are attractive not only because they vividly capture scenes of daily life, but also through the inference of loneliness and bewilderment. Check out his cool animated illustrations here.