Being distracted by moving between two countries, I haven’t drawn for a long time before this one. Fortunately “everything is going smoothly” like what this plant implies. The drawing looks more rugged and the skills seem improved, as evaluated by my younger sister. At the moments to face the coming Chinese New Year, I couldn’t stop feeling that there would be something special to happen, so just simply picked up a pen to do this drawing and used it as a sincere greeting to everyone who are important to me, including myself.
Tried oil pastels. They were not good enough to use.
Gyogy Gordon’s exhibition @ University Library Gallery, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds.
This is my second sketch club involvement. Met a few people who were really interested in drawing. They are not young – like me; but they came to the Gallery for the sketch practices on each Friday – doing better than me. Lovely guys.
This was the first time and the only time so far that I joined the university sketch club.
It’s a routine activity from 12:30 to 15:30 pm each Friday sponsored by Leeds University Library Gallery. It’s open to everyone and all drawing materials are provided. You can stay for ten minutes or the full 3 hours. I spent 2 hours there drawing the statue of Sir Einstein. I guess the statue is made of coarse clay so it was very difficult to draw the special texture. Anyway, I paid more attention to the experience, so the outcome became less important.
I drew this picture using a black ink pen when I was studying in Laidlaw Library. The church is just adjacent to the library, and I could see it from the window when I sat in the quiet study room on the second or third floor. I spent quite a lot of time in Laidlaw in the summer and autumn of 2016. It was a memorable experience.
This is a new, modern, clean and quiet living area. It’s very near to the School of Civil Engineering. When I have classes in the school building, I only need five minutes to walk from my accommodation to the classroom, which is very convenient.