24 June 2016
14 June 2016
The top is the completed work and the next one was taken just before I apply colouring on location. I led a group of my colleagues and their families to Tiong Bahru and sketch. The ad-hoc sketchwalk was conducted in conjunction with the LEGO exhibition at the campus. Sum Kwan, the 5-year-old boy really impressed me with his drawing. He could identify shapes on the spot and drew with very confident lines. Paul's son who is nine, is also good and bold in his line work. I had so much to observe and learn from these children. The lease we can do is to encourage them to do more so they will continue to sketch, draw, paint and enjoy the process of mark making.
29 May 2016
04 May 2016
Sunday Flea Market at Tampines Round Market
Mohd Ali Lane
Campbell Lane, Little India
Indian Garland Stall, Little India
Changi Jetty 1
Changi Jetty 2
Changi Jetty 3
Thief Market, Sungei Road
SunPlaza Park, Tampines
Beach Road Pawn Noodle at East Coast Road
25 April 2016
25 March 2016
28 February 2016
Rocher Centre is definitely one of the more distinctive residential estates in Singapore. The government just do not build them like this anymore.
I really like the idea that the void deck is raised. The shops are on levels 1 to 3 and community area is on the 4th. I believe this is quite similar to how some apartments in Hong Kong are built, by mixing residential and commercial into the same building. And it's really convenient for the residents as well when you don't have to travel far to get your groceries or eat out.
Other residential flats in Singapore are strictly residential. Sure there usually is a neighbourhood centre where the shops are, or a shopping mall, but the demarcation is very clear, to the point that it can be boring at times.
The sketch above was drawn from the 4th storey void deck. The blocks are all painted in different lively colours in real life.
This was drawn from the green block level 16 looking towards Sim Lim Tower. Rochor Centre will be torn down in 2016 to make way for the building of North-South Expressway.
This was drawn from the red block level 16 looking towards Bugis Junction, and further in the back Marina Bay Sands.
Video of the sketchwalk shot in 4K
26 February 2016
I think we are all well aware that this local icon will be going under the wrecking ball and sledgehammers later this year. So there's no better time than now to capture it for posterity in your drawings.
This is the first mixed-use HDB complex with exposed and open stairwells, a podium of shops and commercial spaces with a common park on its roof, and residential tower blocks on top.
1 Rochor Rd, Singapore 180001
Main entrance along Rochor Road
We will meet here before setting off to explore the complex.
Courtyard in front of NTUC supermarket
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20 February 2016
North Bridge Road
I have used Kunst & Papier watercolour sketchbook during my Sepetang trip last year. I like the paper quality and book size ( 24 x 20.5 cm ). This K&P sketchbook is the same quality and the size is 17 x 11.5 cm. This book is ideal for my everyday use and easily slip into my pouch bag. My tools - K&P sketchbook, Super5 Pens, Super5 Inks (Atlantic, Australia and Dublin ) and Holbein water brushes.
View from 15th floor Bras Basah Complex
Selegie Art Cafe
People Study 1 - Ming Fa Fishball Noodle at Simpang Bedok
People Study 2 - Inside a moving bus
People Study 3 - Heartland Coffee Shop
People Study 4 - Heartland Coffee Shop