Monday, November 30, 2020

Result of November Sketchwalk

I arrived at around 11:30am and the sky was still gloomy, otherwise, with the light and shadow, the place would be more charming. I mentioned before how Emerald Hill adopted the woonerf concept when I was involved in the urban design at URA in early 80s. It used to have so many dilapidated charming shophouses and now this place attracted so many loaded locals, expatriates and young yuppies. 

I was sitting at the junction of Emerald Hill and Hullet Road. Hullet was named after the Principal of Raffles Institution.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

November Sketchwalk at Orchard Road


















Credit: Sketch by Anita Ryanto 

Hi Sketchers! 

This month-end session, we're still proceeding with our efforts to sketch together while staying safe. Join us this Sat morning as we visit ORCHARD ROAD to sketch the annual Christmas light-up! 

Date: 28 Nov 2020
Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM 
Nearest MRT: Somerset 
Location: Various locations around Somerset 

Possible locations to sketch: 
• Emerald Hill 
• KPO (former post office) 
• Somerset Skatepark 
• Cuppage Terrace 
• Orchard Central/313 Somerset 
• TripleOne Somerset 
• Design Orchard 

[*IMPORTANT: Pls note that this month's sketch walk is NOT going to be at Raffles Marina (RM) as previously alluded to... there has been a change in plan due to some factors; RM will be for Dec Sketchwalk now... so PLS DON'T GO THERE!]  

SKETCH-LEADERS: Patrick Ng, Sangmi Lee. 

Instructions for the day: 

1. Arrange to meet fellow sketchers — no more than 5 in a group — by posting the spot you plan to capture on the event wall; ask who's joining and discuss in the comments until you confirm your little quintet. And please have your face mask on at all times. 

2.Make your way to the location, be aware of surroundings, and maintain required distancing; remain in your separate groups. 

3. Challenge yourself to explore hidden corners that hasn't been seen/drawn yet; this will also help prevent too many of us crowding the same perching points. 

4. Post your sketches, snapshots and videos online — with hashtags #usksg — so everyone can easily find the day's artistic output. 

5. Some sketch leaders will go around to catch you in action for posts on Facebook and Instagram, so look out for them! 

6. We will do a Sketch Show via ZOOM at 3:00 PM to substitute our usual post-sketchwalk gathering; make your way home — or anywhere suitable — in time to join the session. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: 

In compliance to Government Covid safety guidelines, we can’t be congregating as a big group of sketchers. As such, we can sketch in small clusters of no more than 5 persons each, and there must be a minimum distance of no less than 15m between each cluster. 

Remember: MASKS ON. 

Please strictly comply. USkSG (and our sketch leaders) will not be held responsible for any flouting of the above guidelines. 

Thank you.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Zoom meeting

Zoom meeting is now the norm and we had 'hold-up' not a 'throw-down' or 'show and tell' meeting after a sketchwalk.

Monday, November 02, 2020


Last Saturday we went to Little India to sketch trying to bring some postitive energy to celebrate Deepavali. I sat alone in a quiet corridor opposite a very interesting blue shophouse. We had a Zoom meeting in the afternoon since we could have a show and tell at the end of the sketchwalk.

Left portion of a long sketch. The Great Madras, a boutique hotel was on the left with its art deco facade facing a quiet street. Dunlop Street where I was sitting, was comparatively busier with a few barber shops, restaurants and provision shops still seeing customers going in and out but all doors of the tour agencies were shut during this trying period.

Right portion of a long sketch. This blue colour shophouse caught my attention. The blue facade on second story was cladded with wood panels and it was the shortest shophouse at Dunlop Street. Cool & Joy Barber occupied a narrow shopfront between the two shophouses. It was so cool.

Sunday, November 01, 2020

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Friday, October 30, 2020

October Sketchwalk at Little India


Credit : Sathyapriya Subramaniam Hi Sketchers! 

This month-end session, we're still proceeding with our efforts to sketch together while staying safe! Join us this Sat as we visit Little India to sketch / capture the pre-Deepavali festivities! 

Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM 
Location: Various locations around Little India 
Nearest MRT: Little India, Rochor, Jalan Besar 

 Zoom Show and Tell 
Time: Oct 31, 2020 03:00 PM Singapore 
Join Zoom Meeting 
Meeting ID: 998 0620 2366 
Passcode: 038388 

 Locations to sketch: 
• Tekka Market 
• Deepavali decorations 
• Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple 
• Foochow Methodist Church 
• Dunlop St area (eg. The Great Madras) 
• Colourful shophouses 
• Tan Teng Nia Historic Villa (behind Buffalo Road) 
• Art installations near Hindoo Rd
• Eating places (for food sketching lovers) along Race Course Rd - Arunachala Bhavan, Komala Vilas, etc. 

Other info: 

SKETCH-LEADERS: Patrick Ng, Benedict Tay 
Instructions for the day: 
1. Arrange to meet fellow sketchers — no more than 5 in a group — by posting the spot you plan to capture on the event wall; ask who's joining and discuss in the comments until you confirm your little quintet. 
2.Make your way to the location, be aware of surroundings, and maintain required distancing; remain in your separate groups. 
3. Challenge yourself to explore hidden corners around Little India that hasn't been seen/drawn yet; this will also help prevent too many of us crowding the same perching points. 
4. Post your sketches, snapshots and videos online — with hashtags #usksg — so everyone can easily find the day's artistic output. 
5. Some sketch leaders will go around to catch you in action for posts on Facebook and Instagram, so look out for them! 
6. We will do a Sketch Show via ZOOM at 3:00 PM to substitute our usual post-sketchwalk gathering; make your way home — or anywhere suitable — in time to join the session. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: 
In compliance to Government Covid safety guidelines, we can’t be congregating as a big group of sketchers. As such, we can sketch in small clusters of no more than 5 persons each, and there must be a minimum distance of no less than 15m between each cluster. 

Please strictly comply. USkSG (and our sketch leaders) will not be held responsible for any flouting of the above guidelines. 

Thank you.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Monday, October 26, 2020

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Waterloo Street


Last Saturday, we went to Waterloo Street to sketch as a group called "I Jio You" and we worn masks and observed safe distancing among other rules. There was no show and tell at the end but we had a Zoom meeting in the afternoon. That's seem to be the norm nowadays for sketchers.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Inktober Day 15 & 16

Friday, October 16, 2020

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Inktober Day 9 & 10

Friday, October 09, 2020

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Sunday, October 04, 2020

Inktober Day 3 and 4

  

Friday, October 02, 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Inktober 2020