06 January 2019

2019's first sketch at Alsagoff Arab School

My first sketch of 2019 was made at the Alsagoff Arab School, 111 Jln Sultan, Singapore 199006. It's a nice opportunity to sketch inside the school as we have permission to do so. All thanks to the I Jio You! group.








This is pencil with watercolour. I was trying out this new Nila Colori watercolour paint that I was sent to test out.

24 December 2018

December Sketchwalk at Emerald Hill

Credits: Sketch by Francis Theo

This month’s sketchwalk will be at Orchard Road, around Emerald Hill and Cuppage area. There’s a nice view from 313 Somerset or Orchard Gateway as seen in the banner, or you can sketch from the glass bridge over Orchard Road. Orchard Central has a nice rooftop garden where you can get some aerial views. Or hang around the quieter enclave of Emerald Hill, lined with Peranakan houses. Or check out the mural in Centrepoint’s basement created by our USk folks while sipping some kopi! There's lots to see, sketch, and eat in the area.


START
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Chatsworth International School porch, Emerald Hill
(https://goo.gl/maps/USEfwdfDXK22)

END
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Centrepoint basement in front of the Urban Sketchers mural

Nearest MRT: Somerset

Locations to sketch:
- Emerald Hill
- Orchard Road
- 313 Somerset
- Orchard Central
- Orchard Gateway
- Centrepoint
- Cuppage

Places to eat and shop:
- Countless options around

Sketchwalk leaders: Favian Ee

Notes: Bring your own stools and hats. And $$ for post-Christmas sales.

21 November 2018

November Sketchwalk at Kampong Glam


Credits: Banner photo by Mdm Tia

This month's sketchwalk will be in the old Malay/Arab quarter of Kampong Glam, in collaboration with URA.

Some 30 of us will be given special access to the top of Sultan Mosque. First come first served basis. (Important Note: Dress code applies – no sleeveless and shorts for both genders.)

URA will also be providing guided tours around the area.

There's lots to see, sketch, and eat in the area. Visit the Malay Heritage Centre next door to sketch in air-con comfort if you like, or visit Singapore's narrowest street, Haji Lane, which is lined with boutique and quaint and quirky shops.

START
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Bussorah Mall in front of Sultan Mosque
(https://goo.gl/maps/Wmy7W4tKxr12)

END
Time: 12:15 PM
Location: Inside the compounds of Malay Heritage Village

Nearest MRT: Bugis

Locations to sketch:
- Kampong Glam
- Sultan Mosque
- Malay Heritage Centre
- Murals
- Haji Lane, Arab Street, etc.
- Golden Landmark Hotel

Places to eat and shop:
- Countless options in Kampong Glam

Sketchwalk leaders: William Sim & Benedict Tay

Notes: If you wish to enter the mosque, remember not to wear revealing clothes, sleeveless shirts, shorts or short skirts. Observe the dress code. Hats and sunblock for hot weather.



Giveaway contest
Here are the prizes Parka will be giving away:
  • Draw Your Day: An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch Journal
  • Arrtx Watercolor Brush Markers
  • Brush Pen Illustration: More Than 200 Ideas for Drawing with Brush Pens
  • The Artist's Color Guide: WaterColor Understanding Palette, Pigments and Properties
Criteria for winning the prizes
Prizes are given out at the end of the sketchwalk to winners.
Post a comment on the prize you want.
Only comments here count.
Leave your real name if you're using nickname.
You'll need to introduce yourself and your sketch that day.

Good luck!

14 November 2018

Video Clips on Channel 8


The entire episode on USKSG on "Tuesday Report" Channel 8 at 8:30pm


The interview on Chinese news on Channel 8 at 6:30pm

31 October 2018

We are featured on local TV

《行脚 。发现》预告 - 8频道新闻及时事节目
《行脚 。发现》系列 让你了解从未发现的新加坡
This is the trailer. Watch us - Urban Sketchers Singapore on Tuesday, 13 Nov, 8:30pm on Channel 8.
TIA, founder of USKSG, will also make a guest appearance same day on 6:30pm news before the actual programme at 8:30pm.
Thanks for your support!

25 October 2018

October Sketchwalk at Sentosa Boardwalk


Credits: Banner photo by Don Low

This month's sketchwalk will be along the waterfront between Vivo City and Sentosa. Sketch along the boardwalk or along the waterfront, or go up to the roof of Vivo City for an elevated view. A sprawling view of Sentosa's skyline can be seen from mainland, while you can catch the view of the cable cars, Vivo City, Harbourfront and the ferry terminal from the boardwalk. There's good food and shopping all around, and air-conditioned eateries to sketch from.

START
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Start of Sentosa Boardwalk at the Vivo City end
(https://goo.gl/maps/tFod8whai4w)

END
Time: 12:15 PM
Location: Same as start point

Nearest MRT: Harbourfront

Locations to sketch:
- Waterfront
- Vivo City rooftop

Places to eat and shop:
- Vivo City
- Harbourfront
- Resorts World Sentosa
- Seah Imm
- Free entry to Sentosa on foot

Sketchwalk leaders: Patrick Ng

Notes: Hats and sunblock might come in handy!

25 September 2018

September Sketchwalk at Old Changi Hospital


Credits: Banner photo by Jerome Lim

For this month's sketchwalk, we will visit a piece of our history with an illustrious past - the Old Changi Hospital at Netheravon Road. Access inside the buildings are restricted, but we can sketch from the outside. Give yourselves some time to make your way there as it is quite "ulu", but this is a rare chance to sketch this far-flung part of Singapore. If you have the time, stay for the sunset at the Changi Boardwalk, or have a bite at Coastal Settlement, which is quite a place to sketch as well.

(https://thelongnwindingroad.wordpress.com/2015/10/17/a-wander-through-old-changi-hospital/)

START
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Outside Old Changi Hospital at the grassy slope along Netheravon Road
(https://goo.gl/maps/txYdYMtGY3y)

END
Time: 12:15 PM
Location: Same as start point

Nearest MRTs: Pasir Ris, Tampines East (EWL, DTL), then take a bus

Locations to sketch:
- Old Changi Hospital buildings
- Changi Boardwalk
- Old SIA Club (Access restricted but prob can sketch from outside)
- Coastal Settlement
- Changi Sailing Club

Places to eat and shop:
- Coastal Settlement
- Cafes and restaurants nearby

Sketchwalk leaders: Flavian Ee

Notes: Bring mosquito repellent. Hats might be useful when sitting under trees. Sunblock might be helpful too.

19 August 2018

August Sketchwalk at Kampong Java Park


Credits: sketch by Debbie Teo

What do we do with disappearing spaces? We go sketch them!

Kampong Java Park is an enclave flanked by the CTE, Bukit Timah Road, and KK Women's and Children's hospital. Opened in 1973, it will be closed permanently from Aug 28 this year to make way for the construction of the future North-South Corridor tunnel. It is a haven of green which has given respite to patients and visitors alike with its large trees and lily-covered pond. Join us to say goodbye.

(https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/kampong-java-park-to-make-way-for-expressway-tunnel-construction)

START
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Kampong Java Park, under the big tree next to the pond, between KK Hospital and the outdoor carpark.
(https://goo.gl/maps/3PEBpxWS4nR2)

END
Time: 12:15 PM
Location: Same as start point

Nearest MRT: Little India (NEL, Downtown Line)

Locations to sketch:
- KK Hospital
- Kampong Java Park pond and surrounds

Places to eat and shop:
- Not a lot unless you walk to Little India

Sketchwalk leaders: Favian Ee & Pat Ng

Notes: Bring mosquito repellant. Hats might be useful when sitting under trees. Sunblock might be helpful too.




Giveaway contest by Parka, details here at https://www.parkablogs.com/content/join-our-aug-2018-sketchwalk-kampong-java-park
Here are the prizes Parka will be giving away with these details from him:

The Artist's Guide To Painting Water In Watercolor: 30+ Techniques
Learn to Paint in Watercolor with 50 Paintings by Will Freeborn
Sketch City: Tips and Inspiration for Drawing on Location
Therm-a-Rest Treo Chair
Criteria for winning the prizes
Prizes are given out at the end of the sketchwalk to winners.
Post a comment on the prize you want.
Only comments here count.
Leave your real name if you're using nickname.
You'll need to introduce yourself and your sketch that day.

Good luck!

12 August 2018

Warm up sketching before PORTO USK Symposium


I was in Lisbon before the Porto 9th Urban Sketchers Symposium 2018.
Take the advantage to arrive a few day earlier to make some warm up sketching before going to the USK symposium.
I try a new technique using the Koh-I-Noor magic with watercolour. Here are some of my works.



Koh-I-Noor colour pencil and watercolour wash



Koh-I-Noor colour pencil and watercolour wash



Koh-I-Noor colour pencil and watercolour wash


Koh-I-Noor colour pencil and watercolour wash

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Koh-I-Noor colour pencil and watercolour wash


Koh-I-Noor colour pencil and watercolour wash


Koh-I-Noor colour pencil and watercolour wash


Koh-I-Noor colour pencil and watercolour wash




Super5 Atlantic Ink


Super5 Atlantic Ink


Super5 Atlantic Ink 


Super5 Atlantic Ink



Super5 Atlantic Ink



Super5 Atlantic Ink

National Day Sketchwalk