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to fill the corners of your home
one-of-a-kind art pieces

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live event illustration

Full or half length fashion illustrations done in a loose style to capture the essence of each guest. It’s the perfectly unique addition to any event, from intimate weddings to corporate functions making each individual feel like VIP with this personalized memento.

fashion illustration

Keeping with my signature semi-realistic drawing style, the unique characteristic of this approach is its exaggerated proportions of the body, elongating the limbs as done with a typical fashion illustration figure. This creates a fun, modern, unique and classic piece of art. This style is best suited to capture an individual, couples or small families, wedding portraits , special occasions or unique styles personalities.


Individual commissions are closed for 2022.


My portrait illustrations are head-and-shoulders to half body figures in my signature, semi-realistic style. Add your partner, family and pets as this is perfect for a single likeness or a larger group. Details are uniquely portrayed making this a heartfelt gift or new addition to your own gallery wall.


Individual commissions are closed for 2022.


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it's to capture the beauty of each person, to tell their story

hi, i’m hanli



A passionate artist of fashion and portrait illustrations, but foremost a devoted mother embracing the season of little feet in my home. 
Therefore each work of art is lovingly created in stolen moments tactically planned around the erratic but consistent pulse of our family life.


My love for fashion illustration started in my high school years, and after years of school, studies, freelancing, pursuits in crafting and an attempt at blogging, I rediscovered it in the small spaces of time found during naptimes and baby years of my eldest.


I am humbled by other’s sharing the love and excitement for what I do, so get in touch so I can create something special for you or even just chat about all things creative and dream-pursuing!

let's create

I would love to hear from you
and capture your special moments.


hello@artbyhanli.co.za | +27 84 829 6964 | @artbyhanli

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