Nov 24, 2013

Short Getawat to Ubud Bali

Two weeks ago, I returned back to Ubud to find a piece of quiet. It is about 2.5hours by plane from Singapore and one of my favourite getaway. If you have read 'Eat, Pray, Love' by Elizabeth Gilbert, you will surely remember her last destination. She gave a fairly accurate desscription of Bali and why it is so captivating. This is indeed a place to eat, pray and love. People are warm and the place is simply magical. Here is a selection of my eating, sketching and relaxing during my 5 days in Ubud. Pura Kloncing
One of the many small balinese temples scattered all over Ubud town. Jalan Hanuman
This is part of the popular Jalan Hanuman street at Ubud town. I sketched this from my hotel restaurant which is just across the road. Lots of shops selling art and craft to passing tourists. Down To Earth Cafe
I must not forget to mention all the wonderful indonesian food that I have been eating in Bali. The fried rice (Nasi Goreng) is extra yummy. This was the view from Down to Earth Vegetarian cafe. I was looking down at all the different roofs from the cafe and wanted to express the juxtaposition as layers of shapes overlapping each other.

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View of the rice fields from my hotel.

Sep 9, 2013

From Barcelona to GRANADA to SEVILLE & MADRID

My long over due post about what we the Asian team did after the Barcelona Symposium. Being one of the youngest member of the 5 member team, I was given the tour guide and holiday planner role to play. Our adventure started with an 11hour overnight train ride down to Granada to visit the magnificent Alhambra. I was blow away by the size, grandeur and craftsmanship of this spanish jewel.

Alhambra - Granada Mirador De Nicolas - GRANADA Morning along Carerra Del Darro - GRANADA IMG_2436 Santa Ana - Seville
You can see TIA & Pramote hiding under shade while waiting for our turn to enter the Nasrid Palaces at Alhmabra. The mid day heat was really a killer. You do need a siesta to stay sane. We also had the good fortune of meeting and sketching with Inma and the Seville sketchers during our 2 day visit to Seville. Very hospitable bunch. I sketched Santa Ana church (right) as quickly as I could before the daylight went out. La Real Maestranza - Seville
Famous bullring in Seville. IMG_2724
Our wonderful spanish holiday ended with a sketching session organised by the Madrid sketchers. The city of MADRID
The city of Madrid.

Jul 30, 2013

Sketches from Europe Trip #1

I arrived home last friday night from my month long trip to Europe. I really had a blast especially in Barcelona. So glad to meet many new faces and also the opportunity to catch up with old friends. We are just like one big family. Happy reunion with many. I am just starting to sort out my photographs and slowly scanning my sketches. It is going to take a while i think so stay tuned. Posting the first two scanned sketches here.

Suomenlinna - Helsinki (Low)
Beautiful Suomenlinna Island (Helsinki) Esglesia De Santa Maria - Barcelona (Low)
Sketching over my 1st breakfast in Barcelona with the Asian Team.

May 1, 2013

Shophouses @ Club Street

Shophouses @ Club Street by PaulArtSG
Shophouses @ Club Street, a photo by PaulArtSG on Flickr.

Sketching at ClubStreet

Sketching at ClubStreet by PaulArtSG
Sketching at ClubStreet, a photo by PaulArtSG on Flickr.

bought myself a nice iced coffee and sat at SHOTS cafe at Club street sketching away. A young man who works at the cafe was so nice that he offered me a second coffee free of charge after looking at my sketch. I will definitely come back for another sketch. — at Shots CafĂ©

Feb 3, 2013

4th Urbansketching Symposium @ Barcelona

USKBCN This year I am very honoured and excited to selected as one of the 24 workshop instructors at the symposium. Do check out my workshop entitled 
"Drawing from the Heart!" 

I will share with you my thinking and drawing process. You will expect lots of playing and experimentation with alternative drawing tools and painting mediums during the on-location workshop. 

The 3 days symposium will be held in Barcelona, Spain from the 11-13 July 2013. Do check out our 4th Urbansketching symposium website here for more details.

Happy Lunar New Year!

Lunar New Year celebration  
Wishing all my friends a very prosperous and 
Happy Lunar New Year!!

2013's 1st USK-Sg sketchwalk

January USK sketchwalk to Wessex estate @ Portsdown road. 1st sketchwalk of 2013 and we went to Wessex estate @ Portsdown road. It was nice to see everyone putting their best effort despite the heat and mosquitoes. Portdowns Road 1 Portdowns Road 2