Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Golden Mile Complex

Did 3 sketches at Golden Mile Complex at different days and times.

Huge turn out at this month’s sketchwalk on Saturday, 25 March 2023. So crazy how it developed to this level. It was just my SIMPLE IDEA in Nov 2009 to fix every last Saturday of the month for 4 of us to meet and sketch.

We are the one to coin the word SKETCHWALK too in 2009 and now it’s used all over the world. Really crazy haha

Monday, March 27, 2023

Huge Turn Out at March Sketchwalk

https://www.facebook.com/groups/USKSG/permalink/6680405931971132/?mibextid=W9rl1R

Posted by Tia Boon Sim on Friday, 24 March 2023

Huge turn out at this month’s sketchwalk

So crazy how it developed to this level. It was just my SIMPLE IDEA in Nov 2009 to fix every last Saturday of the month for 4 of us to meet and sketch. We are the one to coin the word SKETCHWALK too in 2009 and now it’s used all over the world.

Really crazy haha

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Arya Samaj Temple seen from Birch Road

Unique yellow dome caught my attention from Birch Road in Little India. It is the Arya Samaj Temple at 113 Sye Alwi Road. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arya_Samaj_in_Singapore

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Sketching in Little India

Together with students from Singapore University of Technology and Design, we explored Robert Lane in Little India for the unique shophouses there with bay windows. It rained suddenly so I had to stop and changed strategy to just add colour washes without adding details.

Friday, March 24, 2023

Sketching in Little India

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

March Sketchwalk at Golden Mile Complex




We are heading to Golden Mile Complex on 25 Mar (Sat). The almost 50 years old complex “Little Thailand” will be closed by May 2023. The shops inside the complex are gradually moving out this and next month. Let’s sketch the complex or the shops inside, before it’s gone!
More information:
Goodbye Little Thailand | Last Days of Golden Mile Complex Singapore
https://youtu.be/-RTN6WT3iNM
Golden Mile Complex Tenants To Move Out By May 2023, S’poreans Bid Farewell To ‘Little Thailand’
https://mustsharenews.com/golden-mile-tenants/amp/
Golden Mile Complex – Where Are The Shops Shifting To?
https://aroimakmak.com/golden-mile-complex-shift/
IOptional places to sketch nearby:
- Golden Mile Food Centre
- Beach Road Army Market
- North Bridge Food Centre
- Hajjah Fatimah Mosque
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In light of the COVID situation, mask wearing is optional. We urge everyone to remain cautious. Let's all play a part to stay safe!
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Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM
Nearest MRT station: Lavender MRT (EW11)
Meeting point: The bus stop/taxi stand infront at Golden Mile Complex
Address: 5001 Beach Rd, Singapore 199588
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๐‘ฐ๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐‘ต๐’๐’•๐’†:
In compliance to Government Covid safety guidelines, be safe!
Please strictly comply. USkSG (and our sketch leaders) will not be held responsible for any flouting of the above guidelines. Thank you.
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Timeline for the day:
9.30am: The bus stop/taxi stand infront at Golden Mile Complex*
12pm: Start packing your things and make your way for Show & Tell
12.20-12.30pm: The bus stop/taxi stand infront at Golden Mile Complex*
*Note that location of Short briefing and Show and Tell are subjected to change, depending on the weather for the day.
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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 — ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ฌ #๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ค๐ฌ๐  — 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!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Credits:
Event banner by Alvin Mark Tan

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Final sketch at Singapore River


For the very first time, no inkwork for me.

We conducted a urban sketching class at Singapore River last Saturday for students from Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). The exercise was to do washes first then add pencil lines.

4 pages of Moleskine size: 520 x 210mm

Monday, March 20, 2023

Friday, March 10, 2023

Sunday, March 05, 2023

Final Sketch at Mapletree Business City


This is the sculpture called "The Conch" at Mapletree Business City, located right at the entrance covered the entire facade across a few blocks. Very majestic and I like it very much. I was told it was designed by Torrance Goh and Hong Weiming from FARM, a multi-disciplinary design company. Find out more at https://www.farm.sg/projects/details/the_conch

Saturday, March 04, 2023

Sketching at Mapletree Business City

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Thursday, March 02, 2023

Saturday, February 25, 2023

We are sketching Johore Bahru?

Woodlands Waterfront Park sketching Johore Bahru across the Woodlands Causeway. You can see the white water pipelines on the left - the lifeline for Singapore! The new huge development ๅฏŒๅŠ›ๅ…ฌไธปๆนพ is by R&F Properties, developer from China. You can read about this huge R&F Mall ๅฏŒๅŠ›ๅนฟๅœบ here at https://www.rfprincesscove.com.my/product/

6 pages of Moleskines

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

February Sketchwalk at Woodlands Waterfront Park


This month we'll be heading north to a park at Woodlands. Join us and check this place out! You can see Johor Bahru across the sea ๐Ÿ˜†
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Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM
Nearest MRT station: Woodlands North Station (12 min walk away)
Directions: There's bus 856 you can take if you're coming from Woodlands North Station that stops nearer to the park.
Meeting point: Woodlands Jetty (In Woodlands Waterfront Park)
Address: https://goo.gl/maps/3PAjzaAsfPrtMYRn9
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Timeline for the day:
9.30am: Meet at Woodlands Jetty*
12pm: Start packing your things and make your way for Show & Tell
12.20-12.30pm: Show and tell at Woodlands Jetty*
*Note that location of Short briefing and Show and Tell may subject to change depending on the weather for the day. Stay tuned to the facebook event for any announcements.
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In light of the COVID situation, mask wearing is optional. We urge everyone to remain cautious. Let's all play a part to stay safe!
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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 — ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ฌ #๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ค๐ฌ๐  — 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!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Credits:
Event banner by Tony Chua
Research: Huiling 

Saturday, February 04, 2023

2007 I put my sketches on google map

2007 I put my sketches on google map and never visited it. So shocked to see there are over 80,000 view for doing nothing.

Thursday, February 02, 2023

Old Sketches on Google Map

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Smaller Watercolour Pieces

I sketched the skyline of Marina Bay many times and posted the same one here. I found the other one done on the same day on 22 March 2020 during the pandemic and posted these two together, one with ink one without ink. Same view different mood.
Paper: Arches Watercolour Papers
Size: 550 x 200 mm

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Result of January Sketchwalk

Trying to do a big format this morning and could only do so much but really enjoyed catching up and chatting with sketcher-friends as we all sat along the wall under the shelter when it was drizzling!
Work in progress