30 August 2010

Sketchwalk at Rangoon Rd

This sketchwalk was really fun. There were much more people than I expected.


Owen Road Night Sketch Walk with Urban Sketchers Singapore
Here's Tia showing her sketches drawn in Portland, Oregon.

Owen Road Night Sketch Walk with Urban Sketchers Singapore

Owen Road Night Sketch Walk with Urban Sketchers Singapore

Owen Road Night Sketch Walk with Urban Sketchers Singapore

Owen Road Night Sketch Walk with Urban Sketchers Singapore
Some sketches from the artists. There are lots of interesting styles to see...

Owen Road Night Sketch Walk with Urban Sketchers Singapore

And techniques used.

Owen Road Night Sketch Walk with Urban Sketchers Singapore
And someone drew on an iPad. Can you spot it?

I learned that drawing without light is quite difficult. Most of the time, I was wondering how to draw it so that it looks like it's night.

Owen Road Night Sketch Walk with Urban Sketchers Singapore
Here's my sketch. Now that I think back, I shouldn't have drawn the bus stop straight on. It looks flat. The colours are also off. Colouring in the dark is tricky. Below's what I was trying to draw.

Owen Road Night Sketch Walk with Urban Sketchers Singapore

Owen Road Night Sketch Walk with Urban Sketchers Singapore
In the end, I cheated and went to a coffee shop with more light. I seem to like sketching people more.

Sketching in a group is really quite an experience. And it's so inspiring to meet with fellow artists and enthusiasts.

Some really came loaded with their "portfolios" -- I managed to get a glimpse at the countless sketchbooks in Chuang Shyue Chou's bag. That's dedication.

Met another guy, Marvin Chew, who's into watercolour. His paintings (this particular one) reminds me of the background art from Studio Ghibli films.

It was really fun.