I usually prefer artists who work with their hands than a computer. I like handmade collages over digital manipulated ones. I admire photographers who briefly create dreamscapes in the real world rather than Photoshop post-processing. This isn't to say both methods don't require talent, I just like to know that there is a physical version of what I see online even if it was a temporary trick of props and smoke. All this to say: there are exceptions to every rule and the digital illustrations of Hsiao Ron Cheng is one of those exceptions. Her delicate, pastel creations are a beautiful combination of realism and romanticism. Find more of her work here.