Sunday, February 05, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Punggol Sketchwalk







HDB has been a long time partner with Urban Sketchers Singapore with several collaborative projects. This latest one we participated in the official opening of Punggol Square the Discovery Cube overlooking the gorgeous Punggol Waterway waterfront. Minister Teo Chee Hean graced the occasion and we hosted him at our USKSG exhibition booth.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

first sketch of the new year 2017

170101_Rochor

I keep the tradition of sketching on the first day of the new year and here is a sketch of Rochor Centre which will be demolished this year to make way for new roads. There are only around 5 households left and they are old residents who are given extension of time to move out by mid Jan. I personally feel very sad to see Rochor Centre go because it is one of the earliest mixed commercial and public housing projects by the government. Singapore's Rochor Center to me has the potential to be rejuvenated like London's Barbican Estate but I guess nothing stays long enough in Singapore to become memories, heritage etc etc.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

December Sketchwalk



On the very last day of 2016, we'll be sketching along and around Hill Street, with the stunning Hill Street Police Station as the centrepiece.

We will start off at the Old Hill Street Police Station, then pop over to the iconic red-and-white fire station, before spreading out to beautifully conserved buildings such as the Armenian Church, The Freemasons Hall, The Philatelic Museum, and Peranakan Museum.

We'll end outside the old Capitol Theatre, to share the sketches done and cool off/take shelter in the newly conserved complex.

See you before 2017 rolls in!

MEETING POINTS
Start
9:30 am
Old Hill Street Police Station
140 Hill Street
Singapore 179369
https://goo.gl/maps/A4CtHBpHPhp

End
12:30 pm
Capitol Theatre
11 Stamford Rd, Capitol Piazza
Singapore 178884
https://goo.gl/maps/JN2uv3wunkC2


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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Asia Link Sketchwalk in Bangkok







TOP: BOOK ONE
ABOVE: BOOK TWO
LEFT : On the left was the empty Seawhite Concertina Sketchbook I brought for my recent sketching trip. I attended the Asia Link Sketchwalk from 24 to 27 Nov 2016 in Bangkok and extended my Bangkok trip from 28 Nov to 1 Dec, 2016 after the event. I completed two Seawhite Concertina Sketchbooks that I bought in London with the help from Anne Marie Percival, a fellow sketcher from Manchester when I visited London, Manchester and Liverpool for the 7th Urban Sketchers Symposium in July this year. I want to buy more but the shipping cost is just too high so I have to go back to my usual Moleskine Japanese Album.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

November Sketchwalk at Beauty World



While most of the sketchers will be up in Bangkok for the long weekend of artistic madness, we're going to an old section of Singapore which is seeing a lot of changes.

There's Beauty World Centre, Bukit Timah Shopping Centre, and the hustle and bustle along Jalan Jurong Kechil. You can explore the area via Google Street View to familiarise yourself ahead.

MEETING POINTS
Start
9:30 am
End
12:30 pm

We will both start and end at the street level of Beauty World MRT Station Exit C, which is really near the Bukit Timah 7th Mile Market, where you can grab breakfast before the sketchwalk, and lunch after we do our sketch showdown.

See you there!

Giveaway Contest for November 2016 Sketchwalk at Beauty World. More details at https://goo.gl/xF7f6F

Sunday, November 13, 2016

sketches from UK trip

160721_CoventGarden

I only realize I have not posted any sketches here from my UK trip in July 2016. Here is one sketch at Covent Garden, London.


Friday, November 04, 2016

Inktober - mission completed


I am an urban sketcher but I also love doodling from imagination, often without references. For the very first time, I gave myself a task to do Inktober this year and tried to doodle underwater creatures for the challenge. I have no time to scan page by page for the entire month of October so I just took photographs with my phone camera and posted them on my Facebook. Click the image to see them all on Facebook.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Huge mural project

Photo Credit: Yuen Kit Mun

100% made in Singapore. We have the capability. Now everybody knows about it, this is my contribution. it's a huge mural panel at Basement 2, Centrepoint Mall. First of its kind in material and size because it is direct digital print on aluminium panels. No, I did not paint this on site. You can see it once you enter the mall from the MRT station via 313@Sommerset. I will need time to do the documentation on processes later.

Other artists who are involved in this are: Francis Theo, Ignatius Yeo and Tony Chua, all members of Urban Sketchers Singapore but this is not an Urban Sketchers project, it all started from a story line like this: Once upon a time, TIA met up with her old schoolmate from School of Architecture at Temesek Poly.......

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

October Sketchwalk


It's going to be a festive weekend with Deepavali/Diwali falling on Saturday, so we're going to visit the narrow and bustling streets of Little India looking for colourful scenes to put on paper.

MEETING POINTS

Start (Briefing)
9:30 AM
City Square Mall (above Farrer Park MRT station)
Kitchener Road entrance steps

End (Show n Tell)
12:30 PM
Indian Heritage Centre

See you there!


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Sunday, October 02, 2016

Inktober #02


This is done with the Pental black brush pen.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

My first Inktober


This is the first time that I take part in Inktober. I have so many different types of sketchbooks, pens and colours that I bought or gifted laying pretty on my bookshelves, I need to either give away or do something about it. It was last Saturday on 1 Oct that I took out the A6 size sketchbook I got from Royal College of Art in 2004 and doodled on it with a grey brush pen. I used to doodle underwater sea creatures during those office meetings in the day, all imaginative and nonsensical based on a grid. Let's do this again and see how far it takes.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

September Sketchwalk announcement



For the session this coming Saturday, we visit Peck Seah / Tras Street, where some huge shophouses stand proudly against an ever climbing skyline.

MEETING POINTS
Start
9:30 am
Tanjong Pagar MRT Station
Exit A

There's a field like place by the side near the temple. And early birds can have their breakfast across the street at the coffeeshop or food centre.

Peck Seah and Tras Street, plus Tanjong Pagar Road, run parallel with lots of beautiful shophouses to catch your eye, and we'll move north towards Duxton.

End
12:30 pm
Flor Patisserie
2 Duxton Hill
Singapore 089588

We will end here, and those who wish to can enjoy Francis Theo's current exhibition of sketches done of Pulau Ubin.


Join the giveaway contest, thanks to Parka!

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Monday, September 19, 2016

What I was busy with



Thursday, September 01, 2016

Wood: Re-Purposed

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sketchwalk at Niven Road


Thanks Parka for the video of our monthly sketchwalk.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August Sketchwalk at Niven Road



This Saturday, we're visiting a quiet and lovely street, between Sophia Road, and Mackenzie Road.

MEETING POINTS

Start
9:30 AM
Wilkie Edge
- outside Starbucks

End
12:30 PM
Selegie Centre
- outside facing Mackenzie Road

The shophouses lining Niven Road are largely residences, with a few highlights such as Sophia Flats, the Khalsa Dharmak Sabha and a couple of intact Streamline Moderne Art Deco facades. There's also the David Elias Building just across from Wilkie Edge along Selegie Road, and the @Ellison Building at the Mackenzie end, slated for partial demolition.

Sketchers are also free to explore backlanes, and adjacent streets such as Wilkie and Mt Emily Road.

Architect and fellow sketcher Ian Tan has kindly volunteered to give a short background of the area and the mentioned landmarks during the session.

See you there!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Coming Soon


Give these local tree trunks a life. Something brewing for the Art Gallery@GCV at Temasek Poly where I work. The next show will be on 21 Sep 2016, 7pm. Mark your calendar.



Sunday, August 14, 2016

Harvest





 

I have another website on my pottery work but it was inactive for a long period. I am very pleased with the result of latest wood firing on 6 Aug 2016.