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..
This is a cafe near the Sculpture Square at Middle Road, these wooden boxes outside the cafe caught my eyes…they grow all kinds of herbs there…
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.
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.
Sketching at the Subway sandwiches store at the Verge. The construction site opposite seems to be the location of the new subway station..
While I was sketching the motorbikes, one of the owner came and said he’d buy TOTO, lottery in SG, based on the plate numbers of these bikes..
Many interesting shop-houses to sketch in Little India.
Finally drew the Capitol Building on a rainy afternoon. I had to capture it in two separate pages on the 20*9cm sketchbook…
This is a temple in the middle of Little India, Singapore. I only had a few minutes to sketch while my friends went inside to take a quick look of the temple.
Went sketching at Chinatown two days before CNY outside People’s Park Complex
Went there again the next day and sketched along South Bridge Road
After having lunch at the Korean restaurant MANNA on the Telok Ayer Street, I did a quick sketch of its shopfront. I sketched another shop along the street, and the entrance of the mosque inside Nagore Durgha.
Nagore Durgha Shrine is located at the intersection of Telok Ayer Street and Boon Tat Street, and this is the view from Boon Tat Street. The architecture is quite unique. I did a quick sketch first before drawing it again on watercolor paper.