My name is Kay Lee. I’m Malaysian. I use a white pencil to capture light and expression on black paper. I especially like to picture artwork in a “low-key” mode, contrast, and dramatic lighting effect, with lots of shadows. It gives depth, mood, feeling, and emotion, with a quiet and mysterious atmosphere. And I like accentuated forms with clean looks too, as I think it can give more substantial visual impact; illumination on a specific portion of the image with very selective use of light can help me to achieve that.

I graduated from Nanjing University of the Arts, where I majored in oil painting. Yes, I’m academically trained in traditional art. Still, I have a great interest in mixed media art ranging from drawing to painting in various kinds of mediums, even digital illustrations, public installations, etc.

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Grace Cho
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1 month ago

You really captured the beauty! I really wish I could draw like that! Amazing!

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I chose the crosshatching technique purposely because it can create a variety of textures. In this project, I used an oil-based pencil to draw, because it can create smooth, creamy, and delicate lines. I chose fine grain paper to draw, so textured crosshatching lines can pair with it to enhance the contrast in the overall presentation.

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Grace Cho
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1 month ago

I really love these side perspective drawings.

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Mohra Taylor
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1 month ago

You’re going to be sooorry.

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In this project, I take intense light as the main composition element. For me, I think it’s quite practical to work with the crosshatching technique because it allows me to create a full range of value with different quality of edges. At the same time, I think I’m trying to convey the relationship between light and crosshatching, experiment on various kinds of expressions, and try to give them a fresh look. In the drawing process, I make the forms slowly emerge stroke by stroke and layer by layer. Sometimes I felt that I was using a pencil to weave light, using pencil strokes as if I knit my drawing.

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Mohra Taylor
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1 month ago

Great contrast.

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Ember
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1 month ago

it looks just like my 1 yr old black kitten

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I currently have a few experimental directions. One of them is to move this drawing project further into bigger sizes and painting forms. I want to divide it into two parts. One is to use traditional painting mediums; another is to use contemporary painting mediums, still taking time in fixing the relationship between this drawing project with painting mediums mainly in both visual language and technical perspective. At the moment, I’m still feeling free to explore different kinds of subject matter. Do you like my sketches, or perhaps want to see more? Then follow me on my social media linked above. I hope you like it!

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togcrewsc
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1 month ago

I love how these are just cross-hatch... i usually just scribble.

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sharkbyte
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1 month ago

Wow

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Susan Wallace
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1 month ago

I especially loved this one. Simplicity, the unique perspective. Thanks for sharing this👍❤️

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Squirrelflightisawesome
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1 month ago

Maybe it's bored

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Mohra Taylor
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1 month ago

Captured her essence. Wonderful.

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Anna Witt
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1 month ago

My favorite.

Victoria Duncan
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1 month ago (edited)

Peek a boo..

MysticalMan
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1 month ago

Makes me smile

Marilyn Slater
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1 month ago

<3

Mary King
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1 month ago

Love it

Eliana Crocker
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1 month ago

😊

Chip_Boy
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2 weeks ago

Who's out there?........

Lorrie Finley
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3 weeks ago

Excellent line work for capturing the wall effect.

Kenzie Green
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1 month ago

I SEE YOU

Maria Roberts
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1 month ago

peek-a-boo!

Heather Hayllar
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1 month ago

Sweet

beja flor
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1 month ago

Such an adorable kitten and gifted artist :)

Sabse
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1 month ago

Warning. Stalking cat.

Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

I'll wait till she calls me.

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MysticalMan
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1 month ago

Exceptional!

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Kathleen Winters
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1 month ago

Walter Cronkite?!

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beja flor
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1 month ago

Cute :):) really like this one

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Sabse
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1 month ago

Just a few little strokes and I see a perfect dachshund. Respect, really! 👍🏻

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

Why does she say,"Here Kitty?" I'll stroll over and find out.

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Grace Cho
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1 month ago

This can be sold at an artwork museum.

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⚞ Katniss Everdeen ⚟
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1 month ago

Love how you capture motion!

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

If he can't find his way home I will search until I find him.

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

They'll come back, I know they will.

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

More feeling than with a photograph.

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ROOA' Hasan
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1 month ago

my favorite one 💓 you are really talented

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Jevon Monday
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1 month ago

Damn wicked!

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Christina Brown
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1 month ago

I love how you use different techniques together and not together. And some drawings are bare minimal but say so much.

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

Astonishing ability to see it in your mind, share it on paper and allow people to see your heart.

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Nora
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1 month ago

Emma Watson?

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CORLEONE
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1 month ago

R.I.P. Black Mamba 8

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Lilfish_74
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1 month ago

What amazes me is that you don't need to see the shoulder to know the dragon is sitting on it, if that makes any sense.

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Mohra Taylor
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1 month ago

A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?

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jevais
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1 month ago

Ça Master piece of art.

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Oskar vanZandt
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1 month ago

Bear cub?

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

Roses need only to exist in order to bring joy.

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beja flor
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1 month ago

Beautiful!!

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Weishaar Jamie
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1 month ago

I love tour techniques. All beautiful

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

I'll get through this and I'll do it with dignity.

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Mohra Taylor
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1 month ago

That’s a more hopeful look.

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Mohra Taylor
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1 month ago

Thats just a bit scary.

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