Apr 26, 2010

Evening Sketchwalk @ Geylang 24/04/2010

Durian Stall @ Geylang, Singapore
This is our very first night sketchwalk and we chose Geylang, our very own red light district. Much like King's Cross in London & Sydney. The sketching proved to be very challenging especially with the limited amount of light. Traffic was high and people everywhere. We had fun observing the men prowling the back alleys and the sex workers busy at work looking for their next potential customer.

Another Durian stall @ Geylang, Singapore
This is another durian stall along the streets of Geylang. D-24 is a higher grade durian. We had 1 very sweet durian at the end of the night.
Geylang Lorong 19, Singapore
We went to check out a smaller lane in the red light district. Here I was almost sketching blind because the sodium street lamp gave a very dim orange glow all around. Besides knowing the colours in my watercolour box and the rest was really guess work. It did not turn out badly when I walked back into the bright lights. Many men were walking around us wondering what we were doing in the dark. I had a street cat for company while sketching this too.
Evening Sketchwalk @ Geylang, Singapore
Trying a different technique using white pen and pastel for my last sketch at Geylang. We were busy eating our soya bean drinks and sharing our sketch books around the table.

Apr 11, 2010

Roast Duck stall @ Sims Drive Market

I sat next to this food stall that sells chicken/duck/roast pork during lunch time. The colours and messiness of the stall intrigued me so hence the sketch.

Apr 10, 2010

Rainy Day @ Chijmes, Singapore

CHIJMES is a group of historic buildings which began life as a Catholic convent known as the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) and convent quarters known as Caldwell House. The grand Anglo-French Gothic chapel in this sketch was completed in 1904. Today sadly the chapel is a function hall, providing a backdrop for musicals, recitals, theatrical performances and weddings. The rest of the convent quarters have been turned into restaurants and souvenir shops. Personally I find it rather disrespectful to this grand old dame.

Apr 5, 2010

Dakota Crescent, Singapore

I was captivated by the 2 ladies chatting away at the corner of this block of flat. The mature tree was as tall as the block and also provided plenty of shade to sit around.

Kelvin's House, Singapore

This is my friend Kelvin's walk-up apartment at Tiong Bahru estate. The house feels very comforty with antiques, paintings and books placed everywhere. This is the kind of 'organised mess' that I like.