An assistant professor of National Taitung University used chalk to draw an intricate rendition of a classic painting
By: Maggie Huang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
An assistant professor of National Taitung University used chalk to draw an intricate rendition of a classic painting in order to demonstrate the shading technique of sketching for his students and the artwork soon went viral on the Internet.
The 40-year old sketching teacher Weng Han-teng teaches at the Department of education industry and digital media in National Taitung University. He made a replica of The Last Judgment, a fresco by the Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo on a chalkboard in one of the classrooms of the university.
He mentioned that the syllabus of this semester is to teach students the shading technique, so he spent 20 hours to finish the chalk mural, which is his third creation using he medium.
He said that he made his first chalk drawing when he was in 9th grade. When he was standing in front of the class as punishment for a previous infraction, he began to chat with his classmates, so the teacher made him face the blackboard. Not knowing how long he would stand facing the chalkboard, Weng started to doodle on the board and finished his first chalkboard painting, and that has changed his life ever since by making up his mind to study fine arts for his future career. [FULL STORY]