Hsiao Ron Cheng‘s digital paintings hide a sense of melancholy behind their floral color palette and childlike characters. This is a beautiful sort of sadness meditated on by poets; the kind of sadness you want to linger in when viewing these delicate, pastel-hued works. Cheng (who was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 24) has recently turned her focus to portraiture. In her latest works, faces are obscured by floral arrangements, the petals mimicking the soft shades of the characters’ skin. Take a look at some of her recent work below.