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THE SKETCH

Qiu Anxiong

For The Sketch, artists featuring in the next issue of ArtAsiaPacific provide a glimpse
into their evolving practices. Here, Qiu Anxiong explains the role sketching plays in the preparation of his dreamlike animations

This drawing, Ting Du (Submarine) (2004) is a sketch for a character in my animation New Book of Mountains and Seas (2005–09). I imagine the submarine as a living creature—the idea is to look at today’s world from the perspective of an ancient civilization. On the side is writing that describes the name, shape, functions, likings, habits and…

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