Autumn Ying is a very talented illustrator who has collaborated with such massive brands as Chanel, Dior, Hilton, Hyatt, Lego, Montblanc and Rolex. She has her own unique style of illustration and clearly it’s something that big-name brands appreciate. What’s interesting is that Autumn used to be a jewelry designer back in the day. That used to be her day job, and illustration was a hobby, an escape, a way to explore her imagination and get away from reality. Autumn always loved illustration and made sure to approach it as something where anything is possible. So today we offer you a chance to see some of her illustrations that center around the Royal Family.
Autumn seems to enjoy creating illustrations with celebrities, but the ones featuring the late Princess Diana are particularly fascinating. As you can see, the artist likes to explore impossible scenarios. She has created a whole bunch of illustrations of Diana with her sons Prince Harry and Prince William as adults. Obviously, Princess Diana didn’t actually get to see her children grown up, and Harry and William didn’t get to interact with their mother as adults, but in these illustrations everything is possible.
The artist also created illustrations where Diana is hanging out with her family in modern times, something that die-hard Diana fans can only dream of seeing. Autumn’s Instagram account is full of illustrations where Princess Diana is hanging out with her sons, attending their respective wedding, and posing with her daughters in law.
The illustrations of Diana interacting and playing with her grandchildren are particularly sweet yet somehow creepy. You know it would’ve been a lovely moment, but since it’s so far from reality it seems a bit weird. The one where Princess Diana is celebrating Halloween is particularly amusing since Halloween isn’t something that the royal family would approve of and Harry Potter hasn’t existed as a book character yet.
Not to mention that the grandkids she’s depicted with never knew her and Diana herself couldn’t really conceptualize them existing since she died when their parents were only kids.
Nevertheless, the illustrator clearly just wants to create a tribute type illustration, in which the whole family is together and happy. A fairytale scenario, but that’s the whole point, isn’t it? It’s always during the holidays that we think of the members of our family that we can’t see and miss the most, so in a way, we supposed Diana must be that relative for the Royal Family.