Genius painter dream. I was born in a small town in maoming, guangdong province in 2000. I am a freshman now. I painted more than ten ballpoint pen paintings from junior three to senior one.
(ling yundeng, 19, grade 2018 student of guangdong university of light industry) I put them on the Internet and they spread. Ling yundeng’s ballpoint pen paintings. No art teacher taught me. The first time someone called me a genius, I felt very strange. I’m not a genius. I’m just using 99% effort and 1% talent to gain recognition. When I started painting, people around me didn’t know what I was painting. They don’t think my paintings are as good as my ballpoint pen. They think ballpoint pen painting has a good future. But in my mind, there is more to my paintings. You just don’t get it. Maybe they think I’m not good enough. The weather in foshan is very hot. Usually I only have a fan when I draw. And when I draw, my mood is quite strong and I sweat a lot. The environment in my hometown is very good. Many of my paintings are of old people and children in my hometown. And the scenery. These pictures are of my cousin in my family. So does this one. They love to play with me. As soon as I got home, they would run over and hug me. They are naive. When I was about to graduate from middle school, I didn’t want to go to high school. My academic record is poor. Then I saw a ballpoint pen on the newspaper in my room. I was angry with myself. I didn’t know what to do. And I thought to myself, I’m going to make a better ballpoint pen than this. I paint from morning till night and don’t eat. My favorite is the biggest fish, the king of fish. I can’t find it. The school I really wanted to go to was the Central Academy of Fine Arts. I trained very hard there. I wasn’t in a good mood there. After a day, I figured it out. I could go to another university. No matter where I am, which environment, which school, as long as I can draw, it is ok. （It’s impossible to get up early when there’s no class.） He gets up early, I’ll get up late, and then paint in the studio at noon until the afternoon. At night, I draw ballpoint pens. It will be painted until 12pm at the latest. I’ve been drawing ballpoint pens for the last two years. I’ve been portraying characters over and over again. You don’t want to touch a ballpoint pen when you can’t paint better. Ballpoint pens also have a fruity aroma. I want to throw this ballpoint pen away. I want to break through. Later, I was attracted by the works of van gogh, Picasso and monet. I was attracted by the colors. I felt I needed more expression. I want to use color to express the content, I want to pick up the painting and pen. I have to get used to this. In recent days, I am holding my second exhibition in guangzhou. The works on display are all oil paintings. I haven’t asked my family for money for two years since my senior year. These fees are all from the sale of my paintings. Ling yundeng, opening ceremony of “human warmth” oil painting exhibition My peers have a colorful life every day. Play basketball, go shopping or go to the movies. Many of my classmates say that my life is boring. I don’t feel bored at all, because I like drawing very much. I enjoy painting every day. I want to do more exhibitions and become a real artist.