Thursday, May 23, 2024

Sketchwalk to celebrate Singapore HeritageFest 2024


Urban Sketchers Singapore x Capitol Singapore
Hello sketchers! This month we have TWO special collaboration sketchwalks with Perennial Holdings at CHIJMES (18 May) and the Capitol (25 May) in conjunction with the Singapore HeritageFest 2024 (https://www.sgheritagefest.gov.sg/?gad_source=1).
For the second sketchwalk on 25 May, we will be visiting Capitol Singapore (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_Singapore). The front facade of the Capitol Building anchors the junction of Stamford Road and North Bridge Road across from Raffles Place. Once known as the Namazie Mansions, it now houses the Capitol Kempinski Hotel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_Building,_Singapore). Right behind it is the old Capitol Theatre, one of the grandest theatres in Singapore in the 1930s.
Time: 9.30am - 12:30pm
Nearest MRT station: City Hall (NS25/EW13)
Meeting point: Outdoor Plaza, Capitol Singapore
Address: 13 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178905
https://maps.app.goo.gl/pDVRu1CdLtVmX5q76
*Please bring your own drawing materials. Participants will enjoy special post-event lunch deals. Happy sketching!
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Timeline for the day:
9.30am: Welcome brief
9.45am: Start sketching!
1215pm: Start packing your things and make your way for Show & Tell
12.30pm: Show and Tell at Capitol Singapore Outdoor Plaza
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Instructions for the day:
1. Make your way to the location, be aware of surroundings, and maintain necessary distancing.
2. 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.
3. Post your sketches, snapshots and videos online — 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐬 #𝐮𝐬𝐤𝐬𝐠 — so everyone can easily find the day's artistic output.
4. Some sketch leaders will go around to catch you in action for posts on Facebook and Instagram, so look out for them!
5. Happy sketching!! 😃
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𝑰𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝑵𝒐𝒕𝒆:
By participating this Event, you agreed with the followings:
1. My participation in this Event is entirely voluntary.
2. I am aware of and agree to assume any and all risks which might be associated with the Event and I will not hold Urban Sketchers Singapore (USkSG) and any admin/organiser responsible or liable in any way for and will not commence any action arising from the Event, or claim for any loss and/or damage (including, without limitation, personal injury and/or property damage) caused by or sustained as a result of my participation in the Event.
3. I will indemnify USkSG and keep USkSG indemnified against all losses, claims, demands, actions, proceedings, damages, costs, expenses, and any other liability arising in any way from my participation in the above Event.
4. For participant under 18 years old, his/her parent/guardian are aware and agree to the above clauses.
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Credits:
Event banner by Edric Hsu

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Monday, May 20, 2024

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Live Turtle Museum

My sketch at the Live Turtle Museum on 11 May 2024 under "I Jio You" before they move to a new location. It was an extremely hot day and many of us were hiding under the vast shade provided by the lush greens next to the pond. I was very late as there was more than an hour delay at Chong Pang Food Centre for my noodles as breakfast. I swear I would not go back to the same stall ever again. Although sketching did calm my nerves but I was still very late so I had to sketch very fast to capture the expressions of all the buddha statues and a few live turtles on the spot. I added the colours at home as I was too tired and it was also too hot to continue.

Captured one live turtle on the left beside the huge green turtle statue.

Monday, May 06, 2024

Sketchwalk during Urban Sketchers Week

I continued with the Baohong Concertina Sketchbook for last Saturday sketchwalk under "I Jio You" at Clarke Quay. It was raining heavily but luckily the old Read Street in Clarke Quay was covered with mushroom shaped big canopy. The sketchwalk was orgainsed in conjunction with International Urban Sketchers Week from 1 - 7 May 2024 initiated by Urban Sketchers.

Size : 495 x 165mm

Wednesday, May 01, 2024

Result of April Sketchwalk

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

April Sketchwalk at i12 in the East

I started another new Baohong Concertina Sketchbook size 165 x 165mm gifted by Yap Yeen Yee from Malaysia and used the first 5 pages for April official sketchwalk at i12 mall in the East of Singapore.

Size : 825 x 165mm

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Urban Sketchers Week 1 - 7 May 2024

International Urban Sketchers Week 2024 is a global celebration of on-location drawing, and runs from 1-7 May every...

Posted by Urban Sketchers Singapore on Saturday 27 April 2024
I was too busy preparing for my up coming classes at Brahm Centre that I rather not take part in this challenge. However, I still continue to sketch whenever I feel like it.

Thursday, April 25, 2024

April Sketchwalk at i12 in the East

Urban Sketchers Singapore x Sound of Art
Hello sketchers! This month we have a special collaboration with Sound of Art bringing you special access to sketch and tour inside the Sound of Art Gallery #02-19 at Katong i12, discounted vouchers to dine at Bistro Bytes. Details as follows:
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👉 Perk 1:
Access to Sound of Art Gallery #02-19
Sketch from full glass windows overlooking Katong Shophouses
Air conditioned
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👉 Perk 2:
[Optional] Sound of Art Gallery Tour
11:45am to 12:30pm
Gather at Sound of Art Gallery #02-19 at 11:40am to join the tour
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👉 Perk 3:
Bistro Bytes #02-12/14
Have some food and sketch!
Promo code: urbansk5
$5 off minimum spend of $10
Can be used on-site at the Kiosk or on the KLIK app
Valid on 27th April for up to 80 redemptions
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But of course you can also choose to sketch outside the mall, and around the neighbourhood. 🙂 There's the Old Katong Red House Bakery nearby, an iconic architecture sketchers like to sketch.
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Time: 9.30am - 1pm
Nearest MRT station: Paya Lebar (EW8/CC9)
Meeting point: Pop Palette, L2, #02-19, i12 Katong
Address: 112 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428802
https://maps.app.goo.gl/F2HT9ttRLQyDvfM39
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Timeline for the day:
9.30am: Welcome brief by Patrick (USkSG) and Galven (Sound of Art)
9.45am: Start sketching!
11.45am: [Optional] Sound of Art Gallery Tour #02-19
1215pm: Start packing your things and make your way for Show & Tell
12.30pm: Show and Tell at Pop Palette, L2, #02-19, i12 Katong
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Instructions for the day:
1. Make your way to the location, be aware of surroundings, and maintain necessary distancing.
2. 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.
3. Post your sketches, snapshots and videos online — 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐬 #𝐮𝐬𝐤𝐬𝐠 — so everyone can easily find the day's artistic output.
4. Some sketch leaders will go around to catch you in action for posts on Facebook and Instagram, so look out for them!
5. Happy sketching!! 😃
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𝑰𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝑵𝒐𝒕𝒆:
By participating this Event, you agreed with the followings:
1. My participation in this Event is entirely voluntary.
2. I am aware of and agree to assume any and all risks which might be associated with the Event and I will not hold Urban Sketchers Singapore (USkSG) and any admin/organiser responsible or liable in any way for and will not commence any action arising from the Event, or claim for any loss and/or damage (including, without limitation, personal injury and/or property damage) caused by or sustained as a result of my participation in the Event.
3. I will indemnify USkSG and keep USkSG indemnified against all losses, claims, demands, actions, proceedings, damages, costs, expenses, and any other liability arising in any way from my participation in the above Event.
4. For participant under 18 years old, his/her parent/guardian are aware and agree to the above clauses.
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Credits:
Event banner by Phyllis Chong

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Last Page in the Sketchbook

Having fun making a quick video to record a sketchwalk organized by "I Jio You". The turn-out is as huge as the official sketchwalk by Urban Sketchers Singapore on last Saturday of everymonth.

Got the stamp up-side-down. So it became 'OIC'. Stamped the correct one on top of OIC, its 'JIO' which is 'I Jio You'. I joined the 'I Jio You' group to complete my Saunders Waterford Concertina Sketchbook at Cavenagh Bridge this wet Saturday morning. Most of us were hiding from the rain at the entrance porch of Asian Civilization Museum, kudos to the security guards and staff of the museum. We are not a small group but they allowed us to occupy the porch from the rain.

Size : 650 x 210mm

Friday, April 19, 2024

Teaching at SUTD

First video is the latest showcase display at SUTD on 19 April 2024.

Very impressive work by the students since many of them do not have art background. I have been teaching Urban Sketching in SUTD since 2012.

Second video was taken on 23 April 2018 by SUTD

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

I Jio You

I am starting a new sketchbook by Etchr accordion format. I will go back to Tiong Bahru and continue to sketch a panoramic view starting from this sketch. It was a hot day last Saturday so we all sat under the shade on one side of the pedestrianized road. You can see a few of them on the bottom left of the sketch.

Size : 520 x 210mm