|How I Created "My Father, Deng Xiaoping"
| In Dec. 1996, I accepted the assignment of the creation
of "My Father, Deng Xiaoping". Deng Xiaoping was an old admirable
revolutionist so that I decided to make the work perfect with my 20
years of drawing experiences.
This set of books described Deng Xiaoping's nearly fifty years
of revolutionary career. To describe Deng correctly, I have read
many books and articles about Deng. However I found that there were
few photos of young Deng's age, and many of them were fuzzy. I had
to draft over and over, and four to five times for each scene. I
focused on his facial characters and tried all kinds of means of
artistic expression of comic to express this giant.
In "My Father, Deng Xiaoping", characters of many other old revolutionists
would also involve in, and there were also few referenced photos.
As their early images were much different from the ones familiar
to common people, it was more than difficult to express them.
I took Deng for steady-going, fearless and high-hearted and tried
to show that with all my might. I used the most popular drawing
technique of line drawing, that is to say, using only lines, to
exhibit the plots. It was so difficult that it took me nearly nine
months to complete the work.
|By Ye Xiong