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the doctor who can talk to houses oi l pai nti ng

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where' s everybody? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 20 keep dreami ng, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 24 keep slobberi ng p. 3 0 danci ng i n the waterdrop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ACRYLI Ci lllustrati on

DI FFERENT MORNI NGS BETWEEN YOU AND ME

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PENCI LI LLUSTRATI ON

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BROKEN BELLY BEN PAPER TAPE

VI OLENT PARade sketches

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pi cture book proj ect:

TH ED OCTER WH O CAN Talk to h ouses penci l ,wat ercol or,2015

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ABOUT THI S WORK Thi s pi ct ure book i s mai nl yt al ki ng about t he severe i ssue t hat some ol d but val uabl e houses i n Tai wan are forced t ot ake apart by our government . I creat ed a charact er : “The house doct or� who can t al kt o houses,t ryi ng t ol et peopl e appoarch t hi si ssue i n a di fferent way. Because of t he seri ous t opi c behi nd t he st ory,I chose real i st i c st yl et o represent i t ,usi ng wat ercol or and penci lt o depi ct t he rol es and scenes.

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TheDo c t o r s ’No t e s : 2 0 1 5 / 5 / 2 1 No . 2 ,Hs i a o F uS t r e e t ,Ta i pe iCi t y Thefir s to l dho us ehe r e . Co nc r e t ewa l l swi t hs e v e r a lb r i c k s , Ro o fi st hewo r s tpa r t ,t wi s t e da ndr us t y. Tho ug ht hewo o de ndo o r sa r eb e a ut i f ula sus a ul , wi t hac ha r mi ngwo o de ns me l l . 6


S udde nl y ,r o o fo ft hes e c r e ts t a t i o nf a l l sdo wn. Thedo c t o rr unso ut s i deur g e nt l y , wi t ht hel ee rg r a b e di nhi sha ndt i g ht l y .

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He r ec o me so urho us edo c t o r .

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Hev i s i t se v e r yc o r ne ri nTa i wa n i no r de rt ol i s t e nc a r e f ul l yt ot ho s eo l dho us e s ’ s ne e ds .Tr yhi sb e s tt oa c hi e v et he i rho pe s .

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Penci l draft before put t i ng on wat ercol or.

Back of t hi s pi ct ure i s an ol d-t i mes Japanese st yl e house whi ch i s real l y common i n Tai wan due t ot he Japan domi nat i on t i mes i n 19 cent ury. Before I st art ed t hi s project ,I’ ve st udi ed our comt emporary hi st ory agai n and observat ed on t he spot t ol earn more about ol d houses i n Tai wan. 10


“ AHHHHHHHA” ! ! Wi t ha nunf o c usmi nd, t hedo c t o rf a l l sdo wnt ot heo l dpo nd t ha tha snowa t e ra ny mo r e .

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The very fi rst set t i ng of t hi s scene.

To depi ct 70’ s grocery st ores i n Tai wan,I had i nvest i gat ed whi ch brands had l ast ed for over fourt y years t hen put t hem i nt ot hi s scene.

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for t he endi ng of t hi s st ory,I l et t he doct or reform t he vi l l age t o an amusement park t hat combi ned wi t h Tai wan’ s own memory.

The most i nt erest i ng t hi ng happened i n ol d houses of Tai wan i st he uni que pat t ern t hat was carved on t he wal l s,wi ndows or rooft ops.

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Worki ng Process Aft er set t l i ng down t he st ory and al lt he scri pt s,I st art ed t o sket ch t he scenes I’ d t hought of. What was t he key el ement i n an 50 years ol d house?

The rough versi on of ol d-t i me grocery st ore scene.

The fi rst versi on of my st oryboard. 16


It ri ed t o capt ure t he ol d el ement s of Tai wan i n my dai l yl i fe. Usi ng di fferent ways t o get appoarch t ot he ri ght at mosphere.

Iron sheet t hat can be seen everywhere i n Tai wan’ s st reet . Pract i ci ng t he one t hat get t ot al l y rust y. 17


fi gure practi ce My house doct er has a speci al abi l i t yt ol i st en t ot he sound of houses. So I deci cded t o gi ve hi m some equi pment t hat shows hi s di st i nct i ve power. Al so he shoul d be a ki nd ol d man t hat has t he det ermi nat i on of t ryi ng t o save t hose rui ni ng houses.

Fi nal deci si on!

I need some equi pment . . .

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I need a ki nd face. . .


Then I st art ed t o keep drawi ng my doct or everyday t o get fami l i ar wi t h hi m. Imagi ni ng what he woul dl i ke i n di fferent si t uat i ons.

colors confi rm! 19


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wh ere' severybod y? oi l pai nt i ng,2016

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ABOUT THI S WORK One day,t here was a pi ct ure appeared i n my mi nd t hat a l onel yt reehouse wi t h vapor come up cont i nuel y. Where’ s everybody? Why a forest t hat shoul d be ful l wi t h t rees just l eft hi m t hen go? “Oh,I know why, ” I sai dt o mysel f. “Trees can’ t st and human anymore. So t hey grow t hei r own l egs, l eave t hi s pl anet and human al one. ”

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In t hi s case,t he composi t i on of a pi ct ure i si mport ant . So It ri ed so many t i mes t o check everyone’ s pl ace.

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keepd reami ng, keepslobBeri ng. oi l pai nt i ng,2016

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“I n my dr eam,t her e ar e s ome of t he mys t er i ous t owns i n our wor l d make r es i dent s who l i ve i n s uddenl y appear i na ni ght ,no one have any i dea of wher et hes e peopl e went . �

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The boy s t i l ls i nks i n hi s deep s l eep. Keep dr eami ng,keep s l obber i ng.

Then,t hi s boy s uddenl y wakes up. wi t hout not i ci ng hi ss al i va i s cr eepi ng under hi s bed.

Fi nal l y he l ooks ar ound hi s dor m, s ur pr i s i ngl yf i nds t hat al lof hi s r oomat es wer es l obber i ng,al mos t make t hei rr oom f l ood by s al i va!

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DANCI NG I N THE WATERDROP

oi l pai nt i ng,2016 30


I deci ded t o use t hese four col or as t he mai nt one of t hi s work.

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d i fferent morni ngs between you andme acryl i c,penci l ,2016

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ABOUT THI S WORK Thi s summer was a t ough one for many peopl e. Syri a,Turkey,and several ot her count ri es happened chaos caused by wars and bombs. I saw t hese t erri fi c news on Tv i nt he morni ng, t hen I l ooked out t he wi ndow,i t was st i l lt he serene st reet t hat ful l wi t h chi dren wal ki ng t o school s. Thus I t ri ed t o draw down di fferent morni ngs of chi l dren i n di fferent count ri es. Thi st i me I chose acryl i c as my mai n mat eri al s t o depi ct t he t ext ure of rui ned st reet s,wi t h assi st ance of penci l s whi ch I was much more fami l i ar wi t h.

A st udy of Syri a st yl e door.

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Chi ldren i n Tai pei

“Oh no! It ’ s unfai r! Why t he bus doesn’ t come for me! I’ m bei ng so l at e! ” 34

Chi ldren i n Myanmar

“Mom has t aken our boat t o sel What shoul d I do t o get t o sch


el l noodl es for breakfast ! hool ?”

Chi ldren i n syri a

“Si nce our school expl oded by bombs I have no needs t o go t o school . Wi sh my fri ends al l good. . . . . .” 35


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h ow we AGI NG?

penci l ,2016

Once I st ared at my fat her whi l e hi s sl eepi ng, I coul dn’ t hel pt hi nki ng of some l i t t l e creat ures appeared and made some marks on hi s face t o prove t hat he was a man who had wal ked so l ong i n hi sl i fet i me. A wri nkl e,a whi t e hai r are al l done by t hese magi cal workers. Penci li s my favori t e mat eri al ,whi ch I consi der a at mosphere-creat or. These seri es al l happened i n a dark room t hat I t hi nk penci li st he best t ool I can choose.

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He r ei sama ns l e e pss ode e pl y . 37


“ Lo o k !He ’ st hel a s tt a r g e tt o ni g ht . ” “ I ’ ms ot i r e d.Le t ’ sdoi tq ui c k l y . ” “ Ye s !b o s s ! ”

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“ I ’ l lt a k et heha i r .Iha v e n’ t do nea nyb r us hy e t . ” “ Ok .I ’ l ldohi sf o r e he a d, y o udot hes mi l ef o l ds .” “ F i ne . Le t ’ ss t a r t . ”

“ F i ni s h!Goho me ! ” “ Wa si tg o o d?Hi sne w wo nde r f ulwhi t eha i r ? ” “ HS UUUUUU! ”

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i llustrati on: th i nki ng of th e eld erly I’ ve al ways observat ed el ders on publ i c t ransport at i on. Besi des t hei r behavi or,I focus on what ot her peopl e wi l l response t o el ders i ft hey want t ot al kt ot hem. I fi nd t hat el ders i n our soci et yi sa l onel y group,t hey oft en t ry t o make connect i on t o our soci et y whi l e most of t he peopl e fi nd i tt roubl esome t o gi ve t hem a det ai l and pat i ent repl y. Thus I drew t hi s condi t i on down. They are feel i ng al one i n many ways and so smal li n t he soci et y.

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Theo l dma ns i t so nab e a c hunt i ls uns e t . Ke e pl o o k i nga tt hes e ama k e shi mf e e ll i k ei t ’ sab e dq ui l twhi c h c a nt e nde r l yc o v e rb a b yc r e a t ur e sa tt heo t he rs i deo ft hewo r l d.

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character study:

broken belly ben

The fi rst t i me I t eared my bel l y off.

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Doi ng yoga wi t h a bi g bel l y.

Accumul at i ng my works.


The fi rst t i me I shown my works t o ot her peopl e,I fel tt hat was a process of t eari ng my bel l y off and spreaded out mysel ft ot he publ i c. It gave me an i nspi rat i on of t hi s charact er.

Sl eepi ng wi t h somet hi ng fl ui di ng out .

Wal ki ng t o school wi t hout not i ci ng somet hi ng wrong.

“Oh my God What ’ s wrong wi t h my bel l y?”

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paper tape :

vi olent parade I had been t he l eader of desi gn and advert i se depart ment of my school band for t wo semest ers. Thus I had desi gned many l i t t l e st uffs for our band,t hi s paper t ape i s one of t hem.

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penci l ,wat ercol or,2016

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sketch es

col or penci l ,penci l ,2016

Here are some sket ches I had done i n my dai l yl i fe,oft en i nspi red by concert s,musi c,and soci al i ssues.

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Duri ng our l i fe,we’ re just si t t i ng on a t ransmi ssi on l i ne of a fact ory forced moved t oward t o no where.

“i t ’ s so hot ! We’ re mel t i ng! ”

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Inspi red by of monst ers and men “Di rt y Paws”

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Top model si nt he worl d of t rees.


Radi ohead rel eased t hei r new al bum.

Thi nki ng of t here i s al ways a worl d i nsi de everybody.

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