23 February 2017

February Sketchwalk

The lights have already gone out on this 59-year-old enclave of Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT) flats built before our island nation became independent.

This is a final chance to capture the modernist architecture of the estate, albeit vacant and in a state of abandon, silent except for gawking visitors.

We will rendezvous at the playground, from where you can spread out and explore the neighbourhood.

9:30 AM

12:30 PM

Dakota Crescent Playground
Block 10 Dakota Crescent
Singapore 390010
*we will both start and end here

Dress for the weather. See you there!

Join the lucky draw contest at www.parkablogs.com/content/join-feb-2017-sketchwalk-dakota-crescent

26 January 2017

January Sketchwalk - Happy Chinese New Year!

It's the first sketchwalk of 2017, and also the first day to usher in the Year of the Rooster!

We're going to Chinatown, and will be starting from the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and ending at Chinatown Point. Along the way, while the streets and business might be quiet, there's still plenty to draw, especially the conserved shophouses with decorations put up for the Lunar New Year.


Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
9:30 am

Chinatown Point
12:30 pm

This session is kindly led by Pocholo. See you there!

18 January 2017

Labrador Sketchbook ( Made in Thailand )

Trying this new Labrador Sketchbook from Thailand.
Size 20 X 20 cm , 90 g/m2 paper.
Able to take light wash

04 January 2017

03 January 2017

New USK President and VP


USK Singapore congratulates and welcomes Amber Sausen and Richard Alomar, on their appointments as the new President and Vice President of USK (Global), respectively! We wish you both every success in your new roles.

We also thank Elizabeth Alley for her wonderful service as USK President the past few years. We are indebted to you. All the best in your future endeavors!

29 December 2016

Seawhite Concertina Sketchbooks

LEFT : On the left was the empty Seawhite Concertina Sketchbook I brought for my recent sketching trip. I attended the Asia Link Sketchwalk from 24 to 27 Nov 2016 in Bangkok and extended my Bangkok trip from 28 Nov to 1 Dec, 2016 after the event. I completed two Seawhite Concertina Sketchbooks that I bought in London with the help from Anne Marie Percival, a fellow sketcher from Manchester when I visited London, Manchester and Liverpool for the 7th Urban Sketchers Symposium in July this year. I want to buy more but the shipping cost is just too high so I have to go back to my usual Moleskine Japanese Album. I will scan the sketches from the books at a later stage.

28 December 2016

December Sketchwalk

On the very last day of 2016, we'll be sketching along and around Hill Street, with the stunning Hill Street Police Station as the centrepiece.

We will start off at the Old Hill Street Police Station, then pop over to the iconic red-and-white fire station, before spreading out to beautifully conserved buildings such as the Armenian Church, The Freemasons Hall, The Philatelic Museum, and Peranakan Museum.

We'll end outside the old Capitol Theatre, to share the sketches done and cool off/take shelter in the newly conserved complex.

See you before 2017 rolls in!

9:30 am
Old Hill Street Police Station
140 Hill Street
Singapore 179369

12:30 pm
Capitol Theatre
11 Stamford Rd, Capitol Piazza
Singapore 178884

Join lucky draw for Dec 2016's sketchwalk at Hill Street!

02 December 2016

Asia Link Sketchwalk Bangkok 2016

Asia Link Sketchwalk Bangkok 2016
24-27 November 2016
I participated the above event with more than 350 artists and sketchers from 12 Asian countries.
The organiser for the event is Thailand Urban Sketchers, there are workshops, demo by watercolorists 
and sketch walk in 12 locations inside Bangkok.
My tools are fountain pens, Super5 Frankfurt Ink and watercolour.

Warm up sketches 

Breakfast sketch

Warm up sketch before registration start

Day 2 Breakfast sketch

Day 2 morning sketch walk 

Day 2 afternoon sketch walk

Day 3 morning sketch walk

Day 3 morning sketch walk

Day 3 afternoon sketch

Day 3 afternoon sketch walk at The Golden Mount Temple - Wat Saket

Day 4 Breakfast sketch at the street market

Day 4 sketch at 10 fl CASEAN building

Breakfast sketch before leaving Bangkok

Coffee break sketch

First sketch at Ayutthaya, view from our hotel balcony.

Ferry terminal 

Wat Chaiwatthanaram morning sketch

Afternoon sketch at Wat Mahathat

second sketch at Wat Mahathat

Having Thai dessert at Baan Kao Nhom Cafe

Last sketch of Bangkok at Hua Lam Phong railway station.