31 October 2017

Fountain Pens Sketching

AirBnB experience - Demonstration piece 1

AirBnB Experience - Demonstration piece 2

Waiting 1

Waiting 2

Waiting 3

Waiting 4

26 October 2017

October Sketchwalk at Haw Par Villa

We're going to visit the ten courts of hell! With over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas, you'll have a field day capturing scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends, history, and depictions of Confucianism.

It is also the relaunch of Haw Par Villa after a switch of managing entity, so there will be lots of activities throughout the day, and plenty of media coverage.

9:30 am
Jade Room – Outside
(go straight up the slope after entering park gate)
– Quick briefing (good for newcomers)

12:15 pm
Jade Room – Inside
– Gather for "sketchgawk" where everyone displays works done for the day; for staring at, drooling over and snapshots.

12:30 pm
Group photo for posterity

29 September 2017

September Sketchwalk at Robertson Quay

This weekend, we'll be swarming the former godowns of Robertson Quay. Named after Dr J. Murray Robertson, a prominent Municipal Councillor of colonial era Singapore, it is the largest and most upstream of the three main historical quays on the Singapore River, the other two being Boat Quay and Clarke Quay.

9:30 am – Start at the roundabout end of Merbau Road
*between Bella Pasta and ROSSO VINO

12:30 pm – End at Robertson Bridge
*outside Limoncello Pizza & Grill

These old warehouses, today integrated into newer developments, show another historic layer to an ever evolving Singapore River. Compared to the busy throngs of people further downstream, here the banks are much quieter, flanked by residences, hotels and laid back restaurants.

The Alkaff Bridge, painted by Filipino artist Pacita Abad, straddles the middle of the district, and gazetted godown buildings sit at Caseen Street, Merbau Road and Robertson Quay.

16 September 2017

Little India

My demo piece for the students from LaSalle BA(Hons) students on a Saturday, so there were overlapping shapes, lines and washes here and there as I spoke.

As I talked about learning points for the students such as line qualities (thick, thin, continuous, broken lines), composition (mountain, valley, vertical, horizontal and oblique), tonal values (scale 0, 2, 5 , 8 and 10) and accent colours at 3 spots with washes, I finished a sketch with ink and washes.

This is also the first outdoor sketch after my eye surgery, such fun!

31 August 2017

Tanglin Halt Sketchwalk Video

Here's the video from the latest sketchwalk at Tanglin Halt.

25 August 2017

August Sketchwalk at Tanglin Halt

Tanglin Halt is an iconic old estate that holds a special place in the memories of many residents of Singapore.

Boardwalk at Food Centre
3A Commonwealth Drive
Singapore 141003

9:30 am — Sketch leaders kick off with a short intro
12:30 pm — Gather for "sketch gallery" to gawk at everyone's work

The estate is in the middle of a seven-year decommissioning, at the end of which much of it will be razed by 2021–2024.

Lots of food, quaint shops, old-school things and big mature trees to take shade under. Enjoy your visit!

Credit: sketch of old-school shopfronts by Francis Theo.

P.s.: We're going to Tanglin Halt this weekend, although Raffles Hotel won in the poll, as access to the building might get more restricted by the weekend.

21 August 2017

In and Around Orchard Road Singapore

In and around Orchard Road, Singapore.

Emerald Hill Road
These are part of Panorama Sketch of Emerald Hill Road .
Done on Moleskine Japanese Album - 14cm X 270cm
Sketched with fountain pens and ink.

Cairnhill Road / Mullet Road
Sketched with fountain pen and ink

Devonshire Road / Exeter Road
Sketched with fountain pen and ink

Over looking Emerald Hill from 313 Somerset
Sketched with fountain pen and ink

Pubs at Emerald Hill Road
 Fountain pens and Ink Wash style

One Price Store at Emerald Hill Road
This is the only original shop in Emerald Hill Road since 1960's

One Price Store at Emerald Hill Road
Sketched with fountain pen and colour pencils

16 August 2017

Commission Works

Former Supreme Court and City Hall

These are commission work for a client new office.
The client requested these sketches to be done with fountain pens and black ink on hot press watercolour ivory paper.
The client's law office is located in Tanjong Pagar area , naturally scene of old buildings in this area and former Supreme Court is most appropriate.

Club Street

Ann Shiang Hill Road

Maxwell Chamber

Fountain Pen & Watercolour Sketches

National Day Sketch at Merlion Park 
Sketched with fountain pens and water colour wash.

Warm up sketches before AirBnB Experience - " Sketch Singapore with Erwin & Francis " 

AirBnB Experience - " Sketch Singapore with Erwin & Francis " 
These 2 sketches are demonstration sketch for the AirBnB Experience Guest.
Erwin & I conduct sketching experience for AirBnB guests.

Sketched these 2 sketches with fountain pens and pen brush for this weekend interview and photoshoot.