About Rovan Yu
Rovan Yu was born in Taipei, Taiwan. Growing up in Beijing, China for most of her life and educated under International Baccalaureate, Rovan embodies international cultures.
She is currently pursuing a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Advertising at the Savannah College of Art and Design. On the side, she continues to draw in traditional media, such as graphite, charcoal and ink.
Interview with the Artist
How does sketching/drawing/painting still life imagery in class affect your own personal imagery?
Still life provides unlimited possibilities to create exciting compositions. Drawing still life imagery definitely trained my composition in my personal imagery.
How did the Strathmore paper you used for the project affect your drawing (or painting) techniques?
My drawing style incorporates a lot of cross-hatching and layering. The quality of Strathmore paper makes my drawing style possible.
Which artist(s) inspire you?
I am most inspired by the detail pen work from medieval illuminated manuscripts and elaborated details in the works of Professor John Rise.
What advice would you give to beginning artists?
Don't let your drawing skills bring you down. If traditional drawing techniques are throwing you off, throw it away, create your own drawing techniques.