Up, charcoal drawing
Up, charcoal drawing

Tianyin Wang

Turn off the colour, grayscale has its own philosophy. We live in an over-complicated with visual information bombarding us every day. Our eyes are busier than ever. To relieve this constant assault on our senses, Tianyin presents his original art in black and white — with all the shades of grey in between. Keeping it pure and simple is his way of life. His original drawing style captures the unique character of the subjects. Inspired by nature, he specialises in charcoal drawing with animals and birds as his preferred subjects depicting the details and movements that make up their spirit. Light, dark, loose, tight, still, in motion – these are the key elements he incorporates in his artwork.

Tianyin Wang is an artist working primarily in charcoal drawing.

Born in 1986, he is currently based in Ringwood, UK.

He received his BA (Illustration) from Arts University Bournemouth in 2009, receiving a New Blood Award from D&AD the same year. 

Between 2009 and 2015 he worked as a digital-based editorial illustrator with prestigious clients including Oxford University Press, Bloomsbury Publishing and STYLIST magazine.

In 2015, Tianyin started to develop his unique charcoal drawing technique using a combination of different charcoals to achieve a distinctive look.

This unique style is best described as motion impressionism”.

Tianyin received the Larson-Juhl award from the SWLA annual exhibition in 2021, which was the first year he entered the exhibition successfully.

Images from around this site by Tianyin: