2014-11-20

Ask BENDA - Inspirations?



At Sherborne Station - Toronto - Ben Liu
At Sherborne Station - Toronto - 2014



" - Where do you get your inspirations?
  - What inspires you?"

I get into thought for a while, good question! As I always been asked like these. But what exactly inspires me? Too busy drawing to think about it... :P

I would say daily life? Or "boring" daily life more precisly. I mean according to many people, daily life is not that amazing as they could have appreciated much: As we Chinese always say: 柴米油盐 (fuel; rice; oil and salt, which means normal basic daily necessities) . 

I love observing people and sights around me. As an illustrator, I do live sketch (#BENDAsketch) everyday (almost, actually...), to practise and improve my drawing skill, like any other singers doing vocalization everyday. (Which seems quite normal right?) 

But by keeping doing this, I realized that what really inspire me the most, are those beauties I ingored because of the everyday's busy rush: we are too busy for this, too rush for that... Never really have time to stop a bit, observing the real things right there, alive...

Funny thing: I went to bruch with a friend, while we were waiting for the meal, I started to sketch the kitchen as we sat at the bar. The waiter caught me, and after she showed my sketchbook to the chef I drew, she whispered to me: "He doesn't smile much, this is the first time I see him smiles."  Maybe we are even too busy to smile as well? :)

What about you? What inspire you?
Do you also find inspirations in your daily life?


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At Eggspectation Montreal - 2014



2014-11-10

BENDA (Ben Liu) × Draw A Dot. - Holiday Card



 TA-DA!!
AND THE WINNERS ARE:


Thank your for participating!
Will contact you soon!
 :)

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Limited Edition!
HOLIDAY CARD GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate my collaboration with Draw A Dot. on the 2014 Holiday Card,
I'm giving away 6 cards (limited edition) to my readers!

Two ways to participate :


BenLiu DrawADot HolidayCard giveaway



WAY I - On blog:
1. Please go to the giveaway entry box below, click "Enter to win"
2. Like Benda + Draw A Dot on Facebook
3. Comment to answer the question: Which runway collection inspires the image on the banner?
4. Optional (for more chance to win): tweet about this give away.

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WAY II - On Instagram:
1. Follow @BendaBenLiu + @DrawADot
2. Comment to answer the question: Which runway collection inspires the image on the banner?
3. Tag 2 friends

IT  ENDS on 18/11/2014
Let's get start!




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2014-10-25

BENDA (Ben Liu) × NARS - LiveSketch



Invited to NARS Cosmetics event at Hudson's Bay,
livesketch some VIP clients.

Je suis invité à live-sketcher des clients
au évènement chez NARS Cosmétiques, 
à La Baie d'Hudson centreville Montréal.


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 I really love this campaign by Charlotte Rampling,
Very Françoise Hardy style.


J'adore ce visuel pour 
par Charlotte Rampling,
Très Frnçoise Hardy quoi :)
 

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Nars-BenLiu-HudsonsBay -CalepinBen
My weekly livesketch column in Journal Métro - Dans le calepin de Ben (#CalepinBen)


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Thanks again to dear Goulet :)

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To see more livesketches
HERE!


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