Duxton Hill

The official sketchwalk in October was around the Duxton Hill area. It was my first time there and found many interesting things to sketch. Almost every building is so sketch-able I didn’t know where to start! I ended up at the junction of Duxton Hill and Duxton Road where there are some tree shades, and I decided to sketch this little shop across the road. It just stand out from others – the color, the flag and the sign board – looks like a cute store. It was only much later that I found this is a bookstore called ‘Littered with books’, and many sketchers had sketched it too. I should pay it a visit next time I’m around there.

Littered with Books
Littered with Books

My second sketch was pretty much done at the same spot, I just turned to my left to sketch the Duxton Hill, where all the buildings along it were painted with bright bold colors. As I came late and I don’t think I have enough time to finish a detailed drawing, I decided to try blind contours. I sketched the edges and outlines of the buildings only, most of the time without looking at the sketchbook, and then I added in some details that attracts me. I quite like how it turns out.

Duxton Hill
Duxton Hill

And then I colored it at home. Initially it goes well…

Duxton Hill
Duxton Hill

But then it didn’t turn out to be what I expected….

Duxton Hills
Duxton Hills

Anyway, my third sketch was also along Duxton Hill. I was stopped by the contrast of the wall, the green arch and the window while walking back to the URA center, so I took out my sketchbook and did another quick line sketch.

Duxton Hill
Duxton Hill

After the sketchwalk, I decided to take a bus at Chinatown. When I was walking along the South Bridge Road, I saw a lot of interesting buildings that I want to draw! Finally couldn’t resist the urge of drawing and I drew this jewelry shop on a page with the USKSG stamp. By the way, I love these stamps, they are awesome and make the drawing looks better!

A jewelry shop on South Bridge Road
A jewelry shop on South Bridge Road
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