I decided to try and practice some quick poses, whilst challenging myself to draw them as fast as possible. I drew them in a black inking pen, so erasing wasn’t an option. They’re just some random women from my mom’s clothing magazine, that I found lying around. 🐬
Taipei 101 ~ Xinyi District, Taipei
It was raining in Taipei almost all day on October 9th, 2018. Our plan that day was a bit screwed up. So we had to improvise our itineraries.
Fortunately, we Googled and found out that this magnificent skyscraper was best viewed at night. After making sure the last MRT to the main station would be at 12.02 AM, we decided to go there at 9 PM. Luckily, the rain already stopped at around 4 PM and the sky was still cloudy yet much clearer.
Cyrille started to sketch at 10 PM. We sat on the sidewalk a bit far across the building and couldn't stop admiring what we saw magnificently scraping the sky. With the clouds moving around the tower, it really looked like a giant space ship.
By the time Cyrille finished sketching, the outerlights on the building were turned off.
If you look at the sidewalk, you'll see that it was glowing. I was wondering what they used as materials. Somehow, it resonanced the magical surrounding of Taipei 101.
The Taipei 101, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center – is a landmark supertall skyscraper in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building was officially classified as the world's tallest in 2004, and remained such until the completion of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. In 2011, the building was awarded the LEED platinum certification, the highest award according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, and became the tallest and largest green building in the world.
It used to have the fastest elevator in the world, traveling at 60.6 km/h (37.7 mph) and transporting passengers from the 5th to 89th floor in 37 seconds. In 2016, the title for the fastest elevator was given to the Shanghai Tower in Shanghai. (Source: Wikipedia)
Sketched by Cyrille, using drawing pens and watercolors on an A4 sketchbook