Did not post anything for almost 2 months, because I was buried by work… I’ve been longing for the summer break since Dec last year!!
Tommy the tiger is playing and acting cute~
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…
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.
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 are such a draw-able subject. I drew another one – the slippers I’m wearing at home.
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.
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.
The next morning, we had dim sum brunch with a friend.
We went to Sha Tin to see the Picasso Exhibition in the afternoon, and had dinner at New Town Plaza with a friend.
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.
On the bus ride from town to HKIA.
On the flight back from HK to SG.
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 :)
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.
Little India is such a colorful place to sketch, and you won’t run out of topics! Last Sat, I joined another sketching session at Buffalo Road, Little India organized by Master Chan Chang How. It was another fruitful session, Master Chan showed me how to sketch people, he was really fast and his sketch captured the motion and the form so nicely! The two persons in the sketch in the middle were done by Master Chan, I added them to my sketch with Photoshop :P He also showed me how to sketch the leaves in the drawing on the right, and helped me to add some darker parts to the drawing so that it’ll pop.
I went on to sketch along Chander Road, attracted by the shadows on this Kerbau Hotel but can’t quite capture it on my sketch here.
Also tried to sketch with pencil at Belilios Lane…
Last weekend, I joined Master Chan Chang How and the USKSG group to sketch along South Bridge Road around Chinatown. Master Chan is one of the most excellent watercolor painters in Singapore, and it was a very valuable experience to sketch with him. He is a very warm and generous person, volunteer to organize a sketching session like this to share his knowledge in sketching and painting. It was really helpful to see him demonstrate how our sketches could be improved. A very inspiring session indeed.