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

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

START
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Outside Sportshub Library
(https://goo.gl/maps/gRsKczKTRrC2)

END
Time: 12:15 PM
Location: Outside Sportshub Library
(https://goo.gl/maps/gRsKczKTRrC2)

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.
(https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/ang-mo-kio-town-garden-west)

START
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West
In front of Macdonald's
https://goo.gl/maps/zHKr8yyz8qk

END
Time: 12:15 PM
Location: Garden Plaza, next to the pond
(https://goo.gl/maps/HM9oARYhAut)

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

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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.