Every time I drive down from the Bayview Rd to Bedford High Way, I see big ships there in the harbour. It’s a typical view in Halifax.  This is a watercolor illustration that I try to catch the impression from my memory, (with help from a few snap shots). I did it twice, and I love them both. From this practise  I started to draw what I feel in heart instead of what is it really look like, which is so important for illustrator.

我住的Halifax是一个海滨城市,开车从坡上下来,常常会看到一艘大船停在港口装卸货物,有时候夏天还会来巨大的邮轮,像一座山一样出现在路的尽头。在我的印象中这些都是非常典型的港口城市印象。我总是很希望能够画出这种印象,然而当我参考拍下的照片来作画的时候,总觉得哪里有些不足。这是因为照片和我们的主观印象是不同的。所以我又重新画了这个地方,尽量把船画的大一些,学习画出一种比较主观的风景。到现在,每当我经过同一个地方时,总觉得我的画不如现场的风景震撼,真想再重画一下呢。