by Charles Ying

In America

February 2nd, 2004


In America is a movie about a family’s immigration to America, as told from the pov of their 11-year-old daughter. There’s one beautifully framed shot, in which the daughter gazes out the car window in awe at the wonders of the New World. Sarah Bolger plays the daughter, Christy.

As it turns out, drawing kids is hard. I kept on changing and erasing features, eyes and cheeks didn’t line up and made her look a little cross-eyed, chubbier and skinnier at different times. It also didn’t help that this was a front view, vs a profile or 3/4.

This drawing comes from my new sketchbook (it says Caslon paper, oooh, fancy). It’s a little bigger, which makes it easier to plan space, but I still have to get used to the texture, it’s not as easy to erase.

4 Responses to “In America”

  1. Mimi Says:

    where did you learn to draw like this? It’s beautiful!

  2. suki Says:

    I really liked this movie. :) That’s a really nice drawing.. I like the shading.

  3. Alisa Says:

    Wow you are an amazing artist! I was wondering if maybe I could include your Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation) drawing in the Fan Art section of my website? Just email me at if you are ok with that. :)

  4. Jennifer C Says:

    Found your site through blogspot and wanted to say hi