DRAWING & STORYBOARD

Akira Kurosawa inspired me to start drawing and to learn the storyboard process. The way he would create storyboards and paint pieces of art really benefitted his films but also led to great artworks. After Kurosawa, Tsui Hark became one of my favourite Hong Kong directors, and the legend Alfred Hitchcock also inspired me to push my storyboarding skills further.


Before 2019, I had a couple of months of training with a talented teacher in China, but the time that I could spend in China was very limited so most of the time I was self-teaching. At the beginning of 2019, I started taking figure drawing, cast and still life drawing classes at Wellington. Thanks to my teacher Cynthia Bowels, who has extensive overseas experience and remarkable drawing skills, and to Jenny, who inspires us by studying masterworks and trains us in a fast and creative way, I was able to become quite skilled at drawing very quickly.


During my spare time, I am also trying to further my drawing skills and storyboarding technique by learning more from the greats such as Leonardo Davinci, Claude Monet, Jean-Honore Fragonard, Manet, Rembrandt, Hals, Pyle, Michelangelo, etc. I will always be inspired by Vincent Van Gogh and Andrew Wyeth and I am constantly practicing to ensure that I could tell meaningful stories both conceptually and literally as a filmmaker and an artist.