The Craftsmanship of a Painter: The unique skills of movie billboard painting master Yen Chen Fa
Using oil color to create unique movie scenes
Master Yen recalls spending the first year of learning the craft washing brushes. “At the time, teachers didn't teach students how to paint. We had to learn from observing.” Since becoming an apprentice in junior high school, Master Yen has spent more than forty years in the profession. In the early days, to make a living, Master Yen once produced more than one hundred billboards in a month. Unfortunately, most billboards were removed and used for new movies when the old movies were no longer playing in the theater, thus leaving no record behind.
Heart-touching movements marked through hand-written texts