Behind The Cover 封面背後的故事
Artist/Creator Interview 藝術家/創作者專訪
Q1. Tell us about yourself as an artist/creator. 請向我們簡要介绍一下您作為一位藝術家/創作者的背景和經歷。
Pluddie is an illustrator from Taiwan with a childlike heart, often immersing in the realm of my beautiful imagination.
I find the traces of time to be utterly romantic, and I’m enchanted by lush plants and flowers,
as well as a fondness for vintage hues.
Through my artwork, I present the stories within my mind in exquisite forms,
inviting viewers into a world abundant with beauty, magic, and boundless imagination.
Q2. What inspired your cover design for Mossery? 是什麼啟發了你的這個封面設計？
The theme of my cover design is “Like Old Times,” drawing inspiration from a piece I created several years ago,
utilizing the same deep and mysterious color tones and floral elements.
The original illustration depicted my childhood dream of chasing butterflies in a midnight garden.
For this cover design, I revisited that scene and reimagined it into a evem more lush and vibrant flower field.
The cover features me as a little girl standing amidst blooming bellflowers,
finally reaching out to touch the butterfly I used to chase in my childhood days.
The scene exudes a feeling of freedom, beauty, and tranquility,just like the old times.
Q3. Describe your artistic style and influences. 請描述一下您的藝術風格和受到影響的因素。
I find myself drawn into the fragments of daily moments and little things in life. I’m deeply inspired by nature’s beauty,
particularly flowers and plants, which is evident in my frequent use of floral elements in my work.
I love the use of delicate details and repetitive patterns, which I Overall, my artwork is a fusion of the wonders of nature,
the charm of vintage visuals, and a celebration of the little joys that make life magical.
Q4. What was your creative process for this design? 請分享一下您這個設計的創作過程。
Before starting to illustrate the artwork,
I accidentally stumbled upon the piece where I had depicted chasing butterflies in the past,
which served as the inspiration for my cover theme “Like Old Times.”
I allowed myself to immerse once again in the emotions and memories of that time and began sketching.
In terms of color, I extracted the hues from that previous artwork as the color palette and then made slight adjustments to match the newly added elements. The final image portrays a little girl in a serene, lush garden. Beyond capturing the visual beauty, it also traces the subtle sense of nostalgia.
Q5. Did you face any challenges during the creation? How did you overcome them? 在創作過程中是否遇到了任何挑戰？如果有的话，你是如何克服它們的？
Q6. Are there specific themes or messages you wanted to convey through the cover? 你希望通過這個封面傳達哪些信息？
Through this cover, I aimed to convey a sense of tranquility even with its intricate form and create a visual experience that resonated emotionally, transporting viewers to a world where imagination, nostalgia, and the wonders of nature converged.
Q7. What is creativity mean to you? 創意對你而言是什麼
Creativity for me is a gateway to boundless imaginations, and is a way for me to connect with the world in a deeply personal and impactful way.
Q8. What emotions do you hope people feel when they see your cover? 您期待別人看到你的封面時，它會帶給人們什麼樣的情緒？
I hope that when people see my cover, they can be transported into a world full of mystery, stirring their
curiosity and even sparking their imagination, but also experience a touch of warmth and tranquility, much like
exploring a fantastical dream.
Q9. What advice do you have for aspiring artists or creators who want to make their mark in the industry? 對於那些初入行的藝術家或創作者，你有什麼建議？
I would like to share a quote from the Irish writer Oscar Wilde: “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.”
Don’t forget to embrace your uniqueness, and have confidence in yourself along the way.