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Dragons and Diligence: The Art of Nick Lin ’22

Dragons and Diligence: The Art of Nick Lin ’22

Nick Lin

Nick Lin '22 submitted this drawing to the Copic awards last year. “My inspiration for this piece was a Chinese poem about Spring. I thought ‘Okay, you know what, since I’m submitting for this competition, I might as well do something around my heritage and my race,’” said Lin.

Maggie Schneider, Staff Reporter
April 15, 2021

Observing Nick Lin ’22’s drawings, you feel as if you are staring through a portal to an alternate universe; the brilliant colors and creatures on the paper enchant you, drawing you into a fantastical world. The details betrays no evidence of human interference, and the pictures seem to radiate with a life of their own.  The process of creating these visuals is much less magical for Lin. Almost the entirety of the scenes in his works are drawn from memory, meaning that he has to take a trial-and-error approach to drawing. Lin will usually work for an hour and a half, then come back ...

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