(Photo credit: 汉聪)I was invited to conduct a workshop to a group of student correspondents from a local press on 29 October last year. The objective of the student correspondent program was to train them to become future journalists. So in order to let them get some hands-on experience, the press would occasionally invite people to talk about our trade and be interviewed by them.
(Photo credit: 汉聪)The initial idea was to just teach them about how I did my social media marketing, but I was later asked to also give a workshop on how to draw my characters, because there must be an activity for the students to participate in.
ALL OF THEM COULD DRAW ALREADY! 😳
(walau no need to teach them wat)
I was later told that those who subscribed to my workshop were mostly able to draw and recommended by their secondary school. Oh...no wonder.
I also learned that for drawing comics, the most important thing is your story and your own style, not trying to be like that awesome artwork you just saw. If you want to write your own stories, you have to explore more things and gain more life experience and knowledge so the material you work with is always first-hand and not an interpretation from another person.
With that, I wish that their dreams come true one day~
You can find the published article on the18th Jan (Wed) Zaobao Comma, available only to secondary schools.