Student Artist Spotlight: Vivian Lyu

“My style is gradually becoming more abstract and contains more 3-D elements.”

Vivian Lyu is a junior at Miss Hall’s who enjoys drawing. To understand a little bit more about her art, MHS Makes asked her a few questions.

Could you tell us a little bit about the process that went into each piece and how meaningful they are to you?   

I spent tons of time on these. The first two pieces I drew line-by-line to create the clear texture. For the third piece, I transferred the skin color gently to create a sense of harmony. I enjoy the time I spend on all my pieces and seeing how my hard work pays off.  

What were some challenges you encountered in creating these pieces, and how were they overcome? 

The challenges were keeping each piece clean and squeezing out the time to spend on each of them. I overcame the first challenge by using an extra white paper beneath my hand to avoid the direct connection between my hand and the drawing.  

How would you describe your style? 

Realistic. 

What inspires you and why? 

Beautiful pictures inspire me, especially of models, because I love fashion and drawing portraits of fashion models.  

How has your style evolved during your time at Miss Hall’s?

 My style is gradually becoming more abstract and contains more 3-D elements.