Dec 27, 2011

Season's Greeting from Singapore

Christmas Greetings from Singapore!
These are Christmas decorations outside Marche restaurant at Vivocity. We had a lovely christmas eve Sketchwalk. This piece is also used as gift exchange amongst the Singapore sketchers.
Greetings from VivoCity

Night sketch @ Geylang

Night sketch @ Geylang
This is my warm-up sketch at Geylang. I went with 2 other fellow sketchers and we sat at a coffeeshop opposite lorong 19 (= Lane 19). Geylang is Singapore's red light district and probably equivalent to King's Cross. Lots of old shophouses here. Sketching at night is very challenging yet fun. The challenge is always how to keep sketch from looking like its done in the day. More practice required.
Night sketch @ Geylang

Dec 21, 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Merry Christmas!
Drawing christmas decorations along Orchard road our popular shopping street in Singapore.
Elephants parade exhibition
Elephants parade exhibition

Wishing everyone a Merry christmas & a wonderful new year!

More information about the elephant parade at 'http://elephantparade.com/'

Urban Sketches Vol.2

Urban Sketches Vol.2
Urban Sketches Vol.2

This is a little collection of sketches made over the last one year. You will find this 80pages book showing you scenes from HongKong, Cambodia, Lisbon & Singapore. You can preview this book via Blurb. You can order a copy at the link below.

www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2699621

Dec 11, 2011

December sketchwalk to Kreta Ayer

Chinatown Complex Sri Layan Sithi Vinaygar temple
Sketch of Chinatown Complex & Sri Layan Sithi Vinaygar temple.
Weekend Flea Market @ Sago Lane
Weekend Flea Market @ Sago Lane
Saturday Flea market at Block 4 Sago Lane.

Nov 15, 2011

My personal sketchwalk to Little India & Kampong Glam

Rowell Road, Little India
My warm up sketch at Rowell Road which is part of Little India. The sky threaten to pour many times so I had to run for shelther several times. Then the scorching sun came out and I was all hot and sweaty. That is Singapore weather for you.
Pahang Street, Kampong Glam
Pahang Street, Kampong Glam
Rowell Road, Little India

Nov 10, 2011

Singapore Botanic Gardens 10Nov

Singapore Bontanic Garden
Yesterday a few of us from the Urbansketcher group went to Botanic Gardens for an impromptu sketchwalk. Challenging for me to be drawing plants and painting so much green.
Singapore Botanic Garden

Nov 7, 2011

Short getaway to UBUD, Bali

Komaneka resort @ Monkey Forest Small Balinese Shrine
Dinner @ Cafe Wayan Ubud's Padi fields
I just returned from a short 5 days getaway to Ubud, Bali. This is my 6th time to bali and still loving it. It is just awesome to be surrounded by nature and lush gardens, great way to unwind. I must make special mention of the food in Ubud. Not only was it inexpensive, the food and desserts were very well prepared and cooked. Hence all that feasting and very easy to have more than 5 meals a day. You can see more of my sketches here.
Padi fields of Ubud

Oct 29, 2011

Duxton Hill Sketchwalk 29-10-2011

Duxton Sketchwalk 29-10-2011
Final sketch with watercolour of a nice corner coffeeshop along Neil Road.
Duxton Sketchwalk 29-10-2011
A quick warm-up sketch at 2nd location.
Duxton Sketchwalk 29-10-2011
Duxton Hill Sketchwalk 29-10-2011 Duxton Hill Sketchwalk 29-10-2011
Duxton Hill Sketchwalk 29-10-2011
We had our official USK-Sg sketchwalk today and we went back to explore Duxton Hill. Took the group around the fringe of Duxton, walking down Neil road and followed by Craig road before heading back to URA through Duxton Hill.

Oct 23, 2011

Duxton Hill Sketchwalk 22-10-2011

Duxton Hill Sketchwalk 22-10-2011
Duxton Hill Sketchwalk 22-10-2011
Duxton Hill Sketchwalk 22-10-2011 80 Chay Yan Street

Urbansketchers Singapore - Book Launch & Exhibition 21-09-2011


We had a blast at our recently book launch and exhibition opening at Urban Redevelopment Authority. Our friends, colleagues and fellow sketchers came out in full force to support us. The excitement and energy was palpable. We are also very happy that the book we put together was very well received. I think we sold close to 500 copies on the launch day. Now I can sit back and enjoy the fruits of our hardwork.

Oct 18, 2011

Sketching Chinatown

Smith Street @ Chinatown
Warm up sketch at Smith Street.

Mosque Street @ Chinatown by PaulArtSG, on Flickr">Mosque Street @ Chinatown
Mosque Street @ Chinatown
It has been a busy but exciting week preparing for our upcoming book launch and exhibition which opens this Friday in Singapore. We are really excited about our new book which documents Urban streetscapes in Singapore. Yesterday I managed to find sometime to sketch near our exhibtion venue. This street has an old indian-inspired mosque and at the fringe of our chinatown. You can almost see one of the minaret peeking out on the left. The sun was setting, the green walls and orange roofs were gorgeous and just had to capture it. The splashing and dabbing was a nice way to end the busy day.

Oct 10, 2011

Sunday sketchwalk to BOAT QUAY

The Archipelago Brewery @ Boat Quay Back Alley @ Boat Quay

These are my 2nd & 3rd final sketch done during our impromptu sketchwalk last Sunday. The weather was perfect and a very pleasant surprise to have 9 other die-hard sketchers coming to sketch with me.