“Realism is not about replication. It does not try to faithfully capture the subject like a camera. It is a process of extraction and distillation that requires creativity and tremendous skill.“ – Yim Mau-Kun
“Plein-air landscape painting is a process where natural (objective) beauty inosculate with artistic (subjective) beauty. Natural beauty emphasizes “feeling” while artistic beauty focuses on “gusto,” or “fun.” If you concentrate on pursuing photo realism, then painting becomes a chore rather than pleasure.“ – Yim Mau-Kun
“I like painting people and have always preferred painting portraits from life as it is like conversing with life. After all, is there anything more exciting and sophisticated than life itself? Is not the ultimate expression of art the human form itself?” – Yim Mau-Kun
“The beauty of a painting lies in the composition, the artist image, the ambiance, the colors and skillful use of brushstrokes.” – Yim Mau-Kun
Firm and soft edges in drawing
Exchange with social media friends – Firm and Soft Edges in Drawing 答網友問 - 素描中的虛與實 Dear Mr. Yim, I love drawing and have watched your drawing video lessons many times. I’m mesmerized by the firm and soft edges and texture in your drawing and would like to emulate, but...
How to Create Narrative Paintings (Part 3) and 25% off site wide
Happy holidays! We are offering 25% off for books and video lessons until 12/06. Please enter code HappyHolidays for checkout. How to create narrative paintings (part 3) This is a follow-up post of the previous two posts (links below) and part 2 of case study...
How to Create Narrative Paintings (Part 2)
This is a follow-up post to the previous post about how to create narrative paintings. In this post and the next, I’m going to share my experience in creating Taiwan’s Forefathers – Reaching Shore in two parts: The first part introduces the conceptual sketch, pencil...