20 July 2017

USK 10x10 ASEAN edition

Here are the videos for the 1st and last day of our USK 10x10 ASEAN edition. It was great to see people and their love for learning and sketching.

11 July 2017

Fountain Sketching

Fountain pen and watercolour pencils

Fountain pen and watercolour pencils

Fountain Pen Ink Wash

Ink wash

Ink wash

Ink wash

Fountain pen and watercolour 

Ink wash

Ink wash

21 June 2017

Weekend Getaway Malacca

Family Weekend Getaway 
I have enjoyed quality time with my family during our weekend getaway in Malacca.
Somehow I managed to squeeze time for some sketching with my limited tools.
My tools - Pilot Custom 823 B nib , Franklin Christoph Model66 1.1 nib , De Atramentis Archive Ink  and Holbein Waterbrush.

A quick sketch during breakfast at a local coffee shop.
Watching the local folks chatting about inflation , cost of living etc etc etc ......

Tourists , tourists and more tourists .
I was sketching at The Dutch Square and was surrounded by Mainland Chinese Tourists , 
just wonder where am I in China or Malaysia ? 

We walked into Ibis Hotel not knowing that the hotel is having a trial soft opening for their staff.
Watching the "guests " checking in .

A Malay Kampung in the heart of the city.

I was waiting for the bus and have an hour to go.
Last minute sketch before the bus come.

20 June 2017

June Sketchwalk at Changi Village

Kick off the long weekend of Hari Raya Aidilfitri with us at the urban kampung of Changi Village. This idyllic enclave, with the pier full of bumboats and old watercraft, red brick midrise buildings and plenty of sea breezes will undoubtedly charm you to capture something in your sketches.

Start & End
9:30 am & 12:30 pm
Changi Village Hawker Centre
*near the POSB ATMs

See you there!

10 June 2017

Black & White Fountain Pens Ink Sketches

These sketches are done with Pilot Custom 823 B nib , Franklin Christoph  model66 1.1 nib , Water brush and De Atramentis Archive Ink. 

Preparing Iftar (break fast ) at the evening market.

Muslim stalls preparing Iftar at a local coffee shop

Bicycle shop at Pulau Ubin

Offering at the local temple at Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin Main Street 

Kampong House

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Chinatown.

24 May 2017

May Sketchwalk at Esplanade Park

The revamped park now has a playground, interactive musical sculptures and more open connections to the Singapore River and The Padang, with lovely stepped seating by the river bank and benches facing National Gallery Singapore. You can also visit restored memorials and markers such as the Tan Kim Seng Fountain, The Cenotaph, Singapore, Indian National Army Marker and the Lim Bo Seng Memorial, amongst others.


9:30 AM
Lim Bo Seng Memorial
If you'd like to meet with the sketch leaders, they'll be here to give you a quick overview of what usually happens. If you're late, just look for random sketchers or start drawing on your own.

Tan Kim Seng Fountain
We will conclude the session by placing our works around the fountain to be enjoyed by everyone, and then snap a group photo.

See you all there!

26 April 2017

Where is the Windmill at Holland Village?



I will be in Hong Kong and will miss this Saturday's sketchwalk at Holland Village which is one of my favourite places to sketch. I found my post on sketches of Holland Village done at the time when the fake windmill was still there. It has since been demolished and Holland Village is still a place for hipsters. Don't forget to visit Chip Bee Garden across the road too. Happy Sketching!

April Sketchwalk at Holland Village

We'll be sketching at the vibrant Holland Village this weekend. This bustling area is home to cafes before the hipster-cafe craze took over the country. Lots to see, eat and drink here which all make for great subjects in your sketches.

9:30 AM
Holland Village MRT station
Exit B – Lorong Liput
The sketch leads will be just in front of OCBC Bank, if you need an introduction to what a sketchwalk is about. Otherwise, go explore and sketch!
Singapore 278980

12:30 PM
Lawn area in front of Park HV
This is where we will do a gallery walk by displaying everyone's pieces together for all attendees to enjoy.
Singapore 278621

See you there!

17 April 2017


Finally find time to scan those long sketches in my Seawhite Concertina Sketchbook only available in UK. This sketch was done on my way back from Nagoya to Singapore. It's a 380, very spacious cabin but I was stuck at window seat sitting next to two Japanese ladies for 6 hours. Did a sketch to kill boredom.

15 April 2017

Sketching Hong Kong 24 - 30 March 2017

My first sketching trip in Hong Kong. I worked there from 1989 to 1991 but to busy working and have no time for sketching. This is a fruitful and productive trip, met old friends and made new friends.

Somewhere in Western Hong Kong Island

Belcher's Street , Kennedy Town

Traditional Chinese Herbal Tea Shop

Former Marine Police Headquarters

Tai Po Road , Sham Shui Po

Wan Chai

Shek Kip Mei , Sham Shui Po

The Pawn

Wan Chai Old Post Office

Wan Chai Gap Road

Pak Tai Temple , Wan Chai

Waiting for ferry to Macau

Street Food , Macau

Old Building New Shop

Street Vandor , Macau

Full of Main Land Tourists

The Best Traditional Handmade Chinese Almond Biscuit in Macau

View from the hotel 

TST East

Hardware Shops in Central Hong Kong


Street vendor at Ap Lei Chau


Hong Shing Street , Ap Lei Chau

Hong Kong Central

Kennedy Town, Western Hong Kong

Breakfast at Stanley Street Central

My Travelling Companion