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

Little India

Little India is one of the liviest places in SG, it is so sketch-able that I keep going back… I sketched these back in May when parents were in town and we took them to shop and sketch around Tekka market, I finally found time to add in the color earlier this month..

Little India
Little India
Little India
Little India

Drawing Blind

Second studio class is about blind contour… I’ve always loved blind contour drawings… it’s so relaxing to do it and the result is always surprising.. It’s great fun to draw human figures with the blind contour technique…

blind drawings
blind drawings

drawing in class

I enjoyed my first studio class… a classmate brought this amazing piece of ‘brick’ to the class and we spent 3 hours drawing different angles of it using different media…

I started with my trusty fountain pen (the middle drawing), drawing pretty much what i see from where I was sitting. Then I went to get a graphite stick and tried it for the first time (the drawings on the left). I did a blind contour drawing (upper left) and a few studies from different positions. I really love how the graphite sticks work, the lines can be so sensitive and expressive, and it is cable of creating lots of different texture. The only thing I didn’t like is I need to fix it with fixative or it’d smear. I also tried a white board marker (upper right) and ended up with a drawing with lots of straight lines and a graphic look. I’ve also done a few other studies with pastels (chalk pastel, oil pastel, dry pastel) but don’t really like how they turned out. All of these were done on my A4 size sketchbook, but we need to do a final larger piece based on the studies we’ve done, so I went for the graphite sticks again and did a drawing on the most interesting part of the brick (lower right). We were supposed to create something new on the final piece, but I seem to have problems going abstract and my final piece is still quite representational.brick

drawing a brick from different angles

 

 

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
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