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.


Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Kampong Java Park, under the big tree next to the pond, between KK Hospital and the outdoor carpark.

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


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

26 July 2018

July Sketchwalk at Kallang Basin

Credit : sketch by Kwan Boon Choon

On the east bank of Kallang Basin is Singapore’s premiere sports centre with our Sports Hub and stadium, Indoor Stadium, OCBC Aquatic Centre, and more. There’s lots to sketch along the waterfront and there’s a good view of the various stadiums from across the Geylang River at Tanjong Rhu side. If you hang around till evening, you might get to catch a glimpse of the National Day preview and flypast too!

Date : Saturday, 28 July 2018

Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Outside Sportshub Library

Time: 12:15 PM
Location: Outside Sportshub Library

Nearest MRT: Stadium MRT (Circle Line)

Locations to sketch:
- Sports Hub
- Indoor Stadium
- Kallang Theatre
- Kallang Wave Mall
- Sports Museum
- OCBC Aquatic Centre
- Kallang River and Waterfront
- Kallang Leisure Park

Places to eat and shop:
- Lots of eateries at the malls nearby

Sketchwalk leaders: Benedict, Favian Ee

Notes: Hats and sunblock may be helpful

20 June 2018

June Sketchwalk at Ang Mo Kio Park

Credits: Banner sketch by Favian Ee

Ang Mo Kio Central sits between to neighbourhood parks - Ang Mo Kio Town Gardens East and West. This month's location is the latter, the larger of the two. A 21-hectare garden just off AMK Ave 6, it is beautifully landscaped with lotus pond, terraced hill, activity areas, green spaces, secondary forest, and bird singing club.

Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West
In front of Macdonald's

Time: 12:15 PM
Location: Garden Plaza, next to the pond

Nearest MRT: Ang Mo Kio MRT (EWL)

Locations to sketch:
- Garden Plaza
- Playgrounds
- Stage area
- Bird singing club area
- Lotus pond
- Observatory terrace / hill top
- Macdonald's

Places to eat and shop:
- Macdonalds
- Ang Mo Kio Central

Sketchwalk leaders: Patrick Ng, Favian Ee

Notes: Bring your own stools and watch out for bees at some parts. Be kind to bees!

Jalan Besar


I sketched this after a heritage walk at Jalan Besar area orgainsed by Urban Redevelopment Authority for a small group of enthusiasts, historians, researchers etc. The back lanes were so interesting, full of life and character. There was an altar for the wondering souls, old soil collecting points, overgrown banyan tree covering the back of shophouse, stories about the properties, so colourful and interesting.

23 May 2018

May Sketchwalk at SMU

Credits: Banner sketch by Anita Ryanto

SMU Green sits in the centre of the city surrounded by beautiful buildings such as Singapore Management University, Singapore Art Museum (the old St Joseph's Institute), National Museum, Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, the Archbishop's House, and further down the road, CHIJMES, etc. Lots of nice places to sketch and shelter nearby. If you remember our USk symposium in 2015, this is where we had our final sketchwalk!

Time: 9:30 AM
Location: SMU Green
If it rains we'll take shelter under SMU

Time: 12:15 PM
Location: Same as starting point

Nearest MRT: Bras Basah (Circle Line), City Hall (EWL, NSL)

Locations to sketch:
- SMU + SMU Green
- National Museum
- Singapore Art Museum (SAM)
- SAM@8Q along Queen Street
- Cathedral of the Good Shepherd and Archbishop's House

Places to eat and shop:
- Food Court and eateries along Bras Basah Road
- Plaza Singapura
- Cafes at the museums

Sketchwalk leaders: Flavian Ee

Notes: Lots of trees around SMU Green. Watch out for birds!

24 April 2018

April 2018 Sketchwalk at Farrer Park

Copyright © Chia Kwek Fah
Used with permission

Farrer Park is where much of Singapore's Sports was developed. Fandi Ahmad played at the field. Ang Peng Siong trained at the pool. But by mid 2020, Farrer Park will be returned to the government. Its fate is unknown, but it is one of the few remaining large open spaces in land-scarce Singapore. (http://www.straitstimes.com/videos/farewell-farrer-park/5760121151001).

Surrounding Farrer Park Field are shophouses along Race Course Road, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Farrer Park Swimming Complex, several old churches and temples.

Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Farrer Park Field next to Farrer Park Swimming Complex
If it rains we'll take shelter at the swimming complex

Time: 12:15 PM
Location: Same as starting point

Nearest MRT: Little India (DTL/NEL)

Locations to sketch:
- Farrer Park Field. With some luck there may be people playing soccer or cricket!
- Farrer Park Swimming Complex (from the outside. It's a private facility)
- KK Women's and Children's Hospital
- Shophouses and churches along Race Course Road
- Shree Lakshminarayan Temple along Chander Road
- Parish of Christ Church along Dorset Road
- Mama shop at Rotan Lane

Places to eat and shop:
- Restaurants along Race Course Road
- Pek Kio Market

Sketchwalk leaders: Patrick Ng

Notes: Bring your umbrella and hat, and sunblock if you need. Not a lot of shade/shelter at the field, and trees sometimes have birds

Credits: Banner sketch by Chia Kwek Fah

06 April 2018

More Super5 Atlantic Ink Sketches

More sketches with New Super5 Atlantic Ink.

All sketches were sketched on locations.
My tools - Pilot Custom 823 F & B nibs , Sailor Realo Fude , Kuretake Brush Pen ,
Holbein Water Brush , Kunst & Papier Sketchbook and New Super5 Atlantic Ink