Sophie Li was born in Beijing, studied film in the US and animation in France. She is currently working as a character designer in animation.
Life Drawing 2020 is a 92-page collection of her color life drawings and character designs derived from life drawing sessions.
From the introduction:
This is a collection of online life drawings I did since the start of covid 03/2020-08/2020.
Most were from Zeet Studio's sketch sessions which I hosted with Koro. We've been hosting in-person weekly drawing sessions in Beijing, China for a bit over 2 years, until 2019 when I left for school at Gobelins in Paris.
April 2020, I was 3rd year at student Gobelins in Paris, and we were all stuck at home, with all drawing events suspended. Still wanting to have some place to draw together, we moved the sessions online!
From 3/2020-8/22/2020, we had 20 sessions with a lot of my fav artist guests doing demos, each with a theme they picked.
In the meantime, I also stumbled upon many great life drawing groups around the globe that also bloomed at the same time. I included some of my sketches from those sessions in here as "Bonus Tracks" too.
A note on this life drawing book:
As the weeks go on, I started to create a different character design from the theme of each week, and experimented with different drawing styles and techniques I wanted to focus on with the character. Therefore, each week could be seen as a stand-alone design brainstorm session, that was inspired by the model, but reinvented and looked nothing like them.