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I recently came across a website that lists Yuja Wang's concerts and has links to video or audio recordings of many of them.

https://yujawang.nicerweb.com/

I was hoping that the website link would include a picture of her, but as it does not, here is a drawing that I made of her in 2019.

 I give my thanks to Deutsche Grammophon, the photographer Felix Broede, felixbroede.com, and Yuja's manager for their kind permission to allow me to make and post this drawing. 

 


   
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That's a beautiful drawing, Clive.  


   
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@hugh 

Thank you very much, Hugh.  I had drawn Yuja Wang in 2013, in my early days of drawing, but when I saw Yuja playing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue on TV, I felt that I just had to draw her portrait again using the techniques and skills that I had learned in the intervening six years.

It is always such a pleasure to watch and hear her playing, and seeing her expressions as she played this were an additional source of pleasure - I was smiling throughout her performance. You can see this performance here

yujawang.nicerweb.net/download/Concerto/more/Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue_Yuja Wang_Schonbrunn Palace Sommernachtskonzert, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gustavo Dudamel 6-20-2019.mp4

Drawing had been an important part of my life for eleven years, until I gradually lost enthusiasm during 2020, and finally stopped about a year ago.

If you are interested in drawing, you can see my work here: https://www.deviantart.com/latestarter63


   
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Wow, @Clive 👏👏👏💐

All of your drawings are really really wonderful! I especially liked the Pencil Portrait of a Happy Smiling Girl 👏

I like the idea of posting animations of your process!

 

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until I gradually lost enthusiasm during 2020, and finally stopped about a year ago.

Please, do continue. Your work is amazing.

 

And thank you so much for the link to Ms Wang's page (and her beautiful portrait).


   
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@dinah 
Thank you, Dinah.   That drawing is one of my favourites too - I have it hanging in our hallway.  I produced work in progress pictures, and then the videos, both to demonstrate the way that I draw, but also because one or two people had accused me of not having drawn at all, but of posting a photograph!

I may try to restart my drawing this winter.  My interest had waned, I found drawing a strain on my eyes, and since getting fibre broadband there were more connections to my laptop ( https://lifeisclassical.com/community/postid/757/) making it more difficult to relocate my laptop to the table where I draw.  I do have an old laptop which I no longer use which has no cumbersome connections that I realise that could use, so perhaps I will try that (I have the reference photo on my laptop so that I zoom in for details).  My wife keeps asking me to at least finish the drawing that I abandoned half-way.

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Posted by: @clive

but also because one or two people had accused me of not having drawn at all, but of posting a photograph!

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I may try to restart my drawing this winter.  My interest had waned, I found drawing a strain on my eyes

I understand the loss of interest, I experience it sometimes, but one has to try 🤷‍♀️

It's great to hear you might take up drawing again, though. Perhaps a more leisurely pace would be more comfortable for you, but it would be such a shame if you abandoned drawing altogether. You're so talented, @Clive, really.


   
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I've loved browsing the gallery. What a skill! I haven't been able to find the animations and/or videos. I've seen 4 tutorials in the gallery (histogram adjustment, removing barrel/perspective distortion, removing graphite shine). Are there others? Can you guide me, please? 


   
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@hugh 
Thank you for the compliment. You have it absolutely right.  I have developed a skill in drawing from photos through practice, patience and an eye for detail.  Some people on DeviantArt have said that I am talented, but I always correct them - I have no innate ability and anyone could learn to draw as I do.

The animations are in the Drawing Process gallery.  Click Gallery, then it is the fifth folder, immediately following the Animals gallery.  At the extreme right of the Galleries is my Scraps gallery.  This contains some of the drawings that I made from the time that I started drawing in 2009 and a sketch of our cluttered coffee table from some years earlier and a drawing I made while at school, aged 14.  It also has the drawing process animations and still photos.  As with all galleries, the order is the newest first.

If you click Posts, you will see the journals that I have written.  The earliest of these talks of my artistic journey from my first laughable attempts to the time that I joined DeviantArt, when I had enough confidence to let the world see my drawings and was written to give encouragement to budding artists by showing my progress.

I do hope that I can re-kindle my interest, as it was such an important part of my life for eleven years.
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Posted by: @clive

I do hope that I can re-kindle my interest, as it was such an important part of my life for eleven years.

I hope you can re-kindle your interest, too, @clive. I've just come across this thread (the past week has been insane at work for me, so I've been absent from the forums) and I love your work. I find I can forgive those who didn't believe you had drawn them, because they're so lifelike. There's a real warmth to them. The animation of the uplit girl is particularly fascinating.


   
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