Drawing tools and 25% off online video lessons

By Iris Yim We sometimes get inquiries about drawing supplies my father Yim Mau-Kun uses for his pencil and charcoal drawings. Since I’m visiting Taiwan for the holidays, I took the opportunity to take a stock of his drawing supplies. Erasers and blenders Pictured...

Drawing tools and 25% off online video lessons

By Iris Yim We sometimes get inquiries about drawing supplies my father Yim Mau-Kun uses for his pencil and charcoal drawings. Since I’m visiting Taiwan for the holidays, I took the opportunity to take a stock of his drawing supplies. Erasers and blenders Pictured...
Light at the end of the tunnel

Light at the end of the tunnel

Miners’ Lament is the latest narrative painting that I finished. The inspiration for Miners’ Lament goes back all the way to my time in China. 《礦山悲歌》的構想起源很久,源自在大陸時期。 Prior to 1980, I worked at Zhaoqing in Guangdong where there was a medium-sized coal mine outside of...
In memory of Jin Yong and my days as an illustrator

In memory of Jin Yong and my days as an illustrator

Renowned novelist Louis Cha Leung Yung (better known by his pen name Jin Yong) passed away on October 30, 2018 at the age of 94. According to Wikipedia, he was the best selling Chinese author by the time of his death. More than 100 million of his books have been sold...
Do we need to sketch in the age of digital photography?

Do we need to sketch in the age of digital photography?

What exactly is sketching? Before we get into the role of sketching, let’s first define what we are referring to by “sketching.” Semantics suggest that sketching refers to drawings done quickly. But how quickly is quick, and how slowly is slow? The definitions can be...