Slow-Life Drawing

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This year I’ve been experiencing a more unplugged life than the past couple of years.  So far the first things I’ve noticed is that time feels slower paced, more spacious, and solitary. It’s as though each day is a page being turned without hurry in a crowded room.

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The other day I went to visit the ocean to recharge with the smell of sea salt and the steady hum of the waves.  To my surprise several Horseshoe Crabs were mating by the shore.  I recorded the moment in my sketchbook which is starting to become a visual journal.

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I usually don’t use reference for my drawings or paintings. Over the years I have tried to work from memory. I’m now going back to basics and committing more time to life drawing to better understand my subjects and how their existence makes my existence possible.

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with smiles,

-Yan

Poetry Illustration

One of my favorite projects of 2017 has been collaborating with poet and musician @eyesofapearl

I had the pleasure of translating her writing into illustrations.

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New Growth – eyesofapearl
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Stargazing – eyesofapearl
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Self Study – eyesofapearl