12 April 2014

Side of SAM

This afternoon, I was drawing by the side of the Singapore Art Museum.

What attracted me was basically the silhouette of the sky made by the building. By the way, the sky wasn't that dark, although it was cloudy and going to rain. The shadow was added from imagination to give the sketch a bit more depth.

I'm trying out the Waterford watercolour paper for the first time and I really like it. The cold press surface absorbs water well, and brings out the texture of watercolour beautifully. The paper is a bit off-white which I'm still getting used to.

Sharpie Extra Fine, Waterford watercolour paper, Schminke watercolour pan

Sketching George Town II registration now open

The first international sketchwalk at George Town, Penang in 2012 was a real blast!

The sketchwalk is back again the registration is now open. There will be public sketchwalks, sharing sessions, and food!

And it's free!

Check out the Facebook event page for more details:

The event can only accept 120 participants, so register fast.

If you're wondering what it's going to be like, check out this video below from the previous event.

07 April 2014

Jurong Sketchwalk (6 April 2014)

Here's the video of the last sketchwalk (part 3 of 3) from the Journey to the West series organised by NAC and NLB.

We went to NTU's Chinese Heritage Centre and Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle with the public for some sketching and history.

We hope you had fun. Join us for our monthly sketchwalk on the last Saturday.

03 April 2014

Two from Amoy St (27 Mar 2014)

This was quite a small sketch. About A5 size.

This was the first sketch I did that day. I didn't manage to capture the colour shadow cast from the umbrellas and flap well as you can see from the photo below. Should probably have left it in black and white.

Anyway, I posted this two on my Google+ page and more people like the one at the top which is no surprise.

All are drawn with Sharpie Extra Fine and Schmincke watercolours.

01 April 2014

Jurong Sketchwalk (30 March 2014)

This is the second of three sketchwalk from the Journey to the West series organised by NAC and NLB. We went to the former JTC Building (now called the iHub), Pandan Reservoir and Teban Gardens with the public for some sketching and history.

25 March 2014

March Sketchwalk: The Green Corridor

This coming saturday, we will be walking through The Green Corridor. Alight at Commonwealth MRT Station and walk to the nearby Sheng Siong supermarket at 4PM SHARP. We will meet outside Sheng Siong, where the ATM cash machines are. Do not be late because we won't have time to wait and you might get lost. Visit the restroom before it begins. At 4:10PM we will walk to the entrance of the Green Corridor then turn left, following the direction in the map.

It might have rained in the morning, so it might be a little muddy. Bring track shoes and portable stools/something to sit on (or you will need to stand. No where to sit). Also bring mosquito repellant if mosquitoes are attracted to you.

Pace yourselves as this is a bit of a walk. But you will need to walk to fully enjoy this stretch of greenery. The scene changes as you walk so don't get stuck in one place for too long. By 5:30pm you should have passed the mid-point (a big highway bridge with an indian temple below it). There is only one straight path to take so you won't get lost. There are many exits if you want to venture out a little to explore and draw. But keep moving along the green corridor.

By 7PM SHARP meet at the end point (Jln Kilang Barat). Look out for the small dirt path exit. Be on time as it will get dark. The photo of the end point is below. We will have "show and tell" near the end point. From there, we can walk toward the main road. A few places to eat around there - Ikea, ABC brickworks food centre, De Burg hamburger place, as well as Bukit Merah Central (blk 120) food centre.

Do remember that this is a special sketchwalk timing so we can avoid the hot sun.
This saturday, sketchwalk is btw 4-7PM.

If you get lost, please call Andrew at 91070735. (But only if absolutely necessary, as I will be busy drawing too. Thank you for understanding.)

BACK UP PLAN: If somehow, it thunderstorms that afternoon, we will stay around Tanglin Halt area (around Commonwealth MRT Stn) from start to finish. It's a nice place to draw with lots of shelter. Bring an umbrella just in case.

There are no fees nor attendance taken. And all drawing skill levels are welcome. This sketchwalk (like all sketchwalks) are open to everyone. Anyone can join. All you have to do is show up on time.


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23 March 2014

Jurong Sketchwalk (22 March 2014)

Here's the video of the first sketchwalk for Journey to the West organised by NAC and NLB.

14 March 2014

Cheng Yan Place, 27 Feb 2014

This is Cheng Yan Place in Bugis area of Singapore.

Singapore is still having very windy days and it's quite challenging to draw with the paper flapping around. I only had one clip.

It's a watercolour and ink sketch using WN watercolours. 9 by 12 inch.

06 March 2014

Sketching on ordinary note pad.

These sketches are done on a 9 x 14 notepad with Uni Pens 0.3,0.5 & 0.8 and Ink Brush.
The quality of the paper is not suitable for watercolour or ink wash.