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November 2, 2008

China, Shenzhen, Ba Deng Cun (中国, 深圳, 巴登村)

Here are some sketches from a recent trip to Shenzhen, China.

I went to these Urban Villages, this one is called Ba Deng Cun (巴登村) - very high density, full of life, activity, struggle and joy. Added people to contrast with the wild machine-like surroundings. And to do tribute to the pajama stylo.

I'm off to Berlin now, hope to post some sketches from there..
A lot of very nice posts so far!!

Ba Deng Cun sketch

lokurbanvillage

lok2291A

20 comments :

Lynne Chapman said...

These are absolutely lovely. So alive, so fluid, so individual!

How long do you spend on a drawing generally?

Rob Carey said...

I like the top one the most- especially the on-the-ground angle with the bike tire and basket- makes it seem like you're there.

Nina Johansson said...

WOW! I love these, the line quality, the perspective, details... everything. Awesome.

lapin said...

I'm fan too !

free[k]hand said...

Awesome perspective, so dinamic and dramatic...

Stephen Gardner said...

You have such a great hand and grasp of perspective, I'm looking forward to your next posting.

Steven said...

These are awesome.

Carol Feldman said...

Knocked over! Every day on this site there is something incredible!
Wonderful sketches, Lok!

ivann said...

These are very, very good ;youre obviously in love with perspective drawing.

Can you tell us the size and materials used please ?

Looking forward to more.

Sharon Frost said...

I love the touch -- and the unfolding space.

df said...

really nice drawings. I love the wide angle view point.

petescully said...

Wow, these are great, I especially like the middle one, really draws you in

Don McNulty said...

Wonderfull drawings, also your website is great.
Yes, could you tell us the materials used and the size.
I'll be back!
Don - Vancouver Canada

Ea Ejersbo said...

These look great - very dynamic. I like the open, slightly distorted perspective that really captures the spatial aspect of the townscape.

szaza said...

Dynamic is definitely a word I would use— Wow! Fantastic work.

Emma said...

You've got a fantastic style - I'm looking forward to seeing more.

SalamunicArt said...

oh...my..god...these drawings are just gorgeous!!! :D

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

WOW. This is just too amazing. I'm blown away.

Lok said...

Wow, sorry for responding a bit late - I didn't expect so many comments and I'm in Berlin which is amazing and Obama just became president which is simply incredible (!!!!).

Thanks for all the enthusiastic thoughts.

About materials used - it's just a bit thick mechanical pencil (0.9mm) on cheap yellowish paper.

Gotta go, happy sketching!

Yang said...

You really captures the nature of feeling in urban villages, but in a very unique style. I love it.