The Long River of Drawing

The Long River of Drawing

素描的長河   I was a student at the Affiliated High School of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in the early 1960s. When I first saw the drawings of the human form that Prof. Guo Shaogang (郭紹綱) brought back after studying in the Soviet Union as an exchange student, I...
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...