HK

I just came back from Hong Kong but I already want to go back again! :D Managed to do quite a few things, including visiting the Studio Ghibli layout designs exhibition (It was awesome!!). Also joined Sketch Hong Kong for a culture and heritage sketchwalk around Causeway Bay. I did more than 30 sketches during the trip, most were done while eating or waiting for food :)

HK sketches 2014
HK sketches 2014

 

 

 

Malaysia Trip

Went to KL and Seremban for a short trip last month. We arrived at the Larkin bus terminal around 2:30pm on that day, and bought tickets for the 3pm bus to KL. However, the bus didn’t take off until almost 4:45pm!! It seems that there were too few people on the bus so they keep delaying while trying to get more people to get on the bus… They even pretend to count the number of people on the bus and took our tickets so that we cannot get off the bus or get refund! How ridiculous…. I drew the bus terminal building and the bus next to us while waiting…

Larkin Bus Terminal
Larkin Bus Terminal

Drawing on the road… only managed 1 page…too tired and irritated after waiting for 2 hours…

on the road to KL
on the road to KL

Delicious Thai dinner in KL the next day

Khun Thai
Khun Thai

Sketching around Seremban old town for an afternoon…

Seremban
Seremban

On the bus from Seremban to JB, there was only an Indian lady other than us. We were relieved that the bus took off on time, only to find out later that we were happy too early – the driver didn’t take the usual route to highway right after leaving Seremban, instead he took some weird route and we ended up at Rembau! Funny thing is, the Indian lady was originally from Rembau, and her family drove her all the way from Rembau to Seremban in early morning so that she can take the bus to JB! As there were no one at Rembau, the driver took us to Tampin, where he was able to pick up 1x passengers finally. Buses in Malaysia are just too unpredictable… Draw this at the Tampin bus terminal.

detour

SketchWalk ChaoPhraya

The highlight of Feburary is my first ever oversea sketch trip with the UrbanSketchers Singapore members at Bangkok, Thailand. It was a 2-day event organized by the Bangkok sketchers as part of the community festival that celebrate a heredity area next to the Chao Phraya River. I am impressed by the hospitality and the organization of the BKK sketchers. I enjoyed the experience very much and would sure be back to BKK!

from SG to BKK
from SG to BKK
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Sketching at IBIS Riverside
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Wat Prayura Pagoda
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24 Feb 2013 afternoon session at Bang Luang Mosque
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Dinner at SIAM paragon foodcourt
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from BKK to SG

EveryDay Matters

Just realized that the first EDM drawing I did was in 2006! I had kinda stopped following the list the last few years, but now I’m re-doing the list all over again, using Paper 53 on the new iPad. I’m posting them on my tumblr blog – whydoodle. I will also post a summary / highlight here from time to time. Hope you’ll enjoy!

Here’s #1 – draw a shoe. I recently bought a few pairs of shoes from my HK trip, and here’s one of them.

shoes
shoes

Shoes are such a draw-able subject. I drew another one – the slippers I’m wearing at home.

Slippers
Slippers

HK Trip

Haven’t updated for a while as I went back to HK for a short break. Did not bring the camera this time, just a small sketchbook and a pen. It was great to see family and friends again, but the trip was too short.

We took an early flight to HK.

Tiger Airway SG to HK
Tiger Airway SG to HK

The first thing we did after settling down is to go for a haircut. I had a very bad haircut a few months ago in SG and I need a fix so badly… felt much happier after the haircut. Then we went back to the hotel and take a short break before going to family dinner.

Hair cut and dinner
Hair cut and dinner

The next morning, we had dim sum brunch with a friend.

Dim Sum Brunch
Dim Sum Brunch

We went to Sha Tin to see the Picasso Exhibition in the afternoon, and had dinner at New Town Plaza with a friend.

Sha Tin
Sha Tin

The next day, we went to Sai Kung. We even took a small boat to one of the off islands. The boat ride was really fun. We had desserts at the famous HoneyMoon dessert place before going home for dinner.

Sai Kung
Sai Kung

On the bus ride from town to HKIA.

Bus ride to HKIA
Bus ride to HKIA

On the flight back from HK to SG.

Tiger Airway, HK to SG
Tiger Airway, HK to SG

Weeds in the garden

Summer is here and the weeds in the garden are in full bloom! I picked a few of them to draw, and stamp on my garden sketchbook. A bit messy but I think the prints look quite nice :)

weeds in the garden
weeds in the garden

 

360 view

Drew this on a very hot afternoon, it was so hot that I don’t want to leave the room because it has air conditioning. I was bored and wanted to sketch, but there isn’t much interesting things to sketch in this very ordinary room, so I came up with this – draw the 360 view of the room. I added in the color in Photoshop later after scanning the sketch.

360 view

on the road

the best thing to do during a long bus ride is to sketch…

on the road
on the road
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