Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Perfect Sketchbook for Travel Artists & Art Enthusiasts

Please give your support to my friend on his Kickstarter project on the most awesome sketchbook ever produced, ‘The Perfect Sketchbook’. ErwinCherng Zhi Lian is a selfless individual and a passionate prolific artist, always on the look out for the ultimate sketchbook, but found none. So he decided to build one and in his own words,
“My passion has led me to try out numerous sketchbooks and I have tried using everything available in the market. With the need to perfect my watercolor sketches, I began to search for that perfect sketchbook. One that should be hardbound, compact, binds well, opens flat, and filled with 100% cotton paper (makes it strong but pliable). Unfortunately, I couldn’t find such a sketchbook out there… so, I decided to make one.”
He’ll need all your support to back the project up so that this dream can be fulfilled and many others would be able to experience the ‘Perfect Sketchbook’ - including yourself.
Click on the link to read more about this and find out for yourself what makes this sketchbook the ultimate one.
p/s Fellow artists, friends and followers please spread the news. Thank you on behalf of my friend/artist Erwin Lian.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Window View Sketch

Inspired by window lookout views from hotels and buildings so today I did one myself. Looking out of the window off 15th Floor of Blk 452.
Minor renovation at my mum’s place and I need to be around to wrap the place up and then clean up. My mum watch the contractors at work while I retreat in her room to sketch this view. :)
Ink & Wash on S&B Gamma Sketch Book.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Raffles Place, Singapore

Sketching in the evening around Raffles Place, Singapore.
1) Coffee Bean in Raffles Place,
2) Oyster Bar at The Fullerton Bay Hotel, and
3) McDonald’s at Circular Road

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sketching my Journey

Sketching my way to the University Cultural Centre in the National University of Singapore to attend a school event.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple along Kreta Ayer Road

Sketching Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple along Kreta Ayer Road after applying for my International Driving License in Pearl’s Centre.

Central, Jurong Point

Central (Hong Kong Restaurant) @ Jurong Point.
Sketched before the food arrived and some finishing lines before the bills. Washed at home.
Sketched on 20.5cm x 14.5cm brown paper sketchbook.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hill Street Coffee Shop, Chinatown Point

Sketching Hill Street Coffee Shop at Chinatown Point after tea and toast. Toast is really as good as it gets.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Queenstown Sketch - Bicycles

Bicycles in front of Blk 48 Stirling Road

Friday, May 24, 2013

Chopstick Packaging Sketch

Disposable chopstick paper holder sketches @ Ichiban Boshi - Causeway Point.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Singapore Botanic Gardens - the Bandstand on Moleskin

The Singapore Botanic Gardens - the Bandstand on 300gsm paper.

The Singapore Botanic Gardens - E.J.H. Corner House on 300gsm paper

The Singapore Botanic Gardens - E.J.H. Corner House on Moleskin

Monday, December 10, 2012

Breakfast sketch - Albert Centre Food Centre.

Breakfast sketch - Albert Centre Food Centre. 
Kopi is ok ok. Have to add 40 cents to change from Kopi to a 'C' version for my set. That is quite a lot. Kaya bread also ok ok. But the stall banner is nice. Pinkish with a little pavilion icon in bright red umbrella shaped roof theme.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Mess Sketch

9 Dec 2012 I decided to sketch 'mess'.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Clover cafe along Syed Alwi Road

Me and my two sketches in Clover cafe along Syed Alwi Road. 

After lunch and seeing that it was going to rain soon, I went into a nice cosy cafe called 'Clover' which I spotted while sketching the shophouses earlier on to chill out. Bought a cup cappuccino and finished off with the cafe sketch. Nice coffee by the way. Not crowded too. 

The final sketch was quite an incidental one. The rain turned into a mini storm and I was stuck. I then had an idea to sketch on a parking coupon entirely with a brush. The waiter & waitresses are my audiences. One was rewarded with my permission to take a photo of the cafe sketch to show it to her boss. :)

Shop Houses along Syed Alwi Road

Sketches 6.12.12.

Second stop before lunch, a panorama attempt at the shop houses along Syed Alwi Road. I have a student walking pass me and watched me sketch for quite a while. Then closed to finishing my audiences were a group of construction workers who happened to settle at the same location as me for their afternoon nap.

Berseh Food Centre at stall no. 43

Sketches 6.12.12.

Breakfast in Berseh Food Centre at stall no. 43. Nice little well renovated coffee stall that looks a little like Ya Kun. Coffee, eggs and bread are nice.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Rocher Centre

Rocher Centre

The location I parked my car everyday when I sketch in the city. HDB rate and I get to walk everywhere.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Breakfast at Four Seasons Coffee and Bread Cafe

My breakfast set / sketch - 3.12.12. Overhead the staffs over the counter say I am a teacher from the nearby art school. Now sketching on his own... Haha. Funny.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Adam Road Presbyterian Church

Adam Road Presbyterian Church - Cosy area for coffee, catch-ups and fellowship.

Sketched with a Pentel Pocket Brush. Colored with Derwent Inktense Water Soluble Pencil with Water Brush.


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