Sunday, February 11, 2018

Lunar New Year Flower Market and Queen Victoria 維多利亞女王與維園花市



This is Hong Kong. The Statue of Queen Victoria sits quietly while everyone is busy buying flowers at the Lunar New Year Flower Market.

維多利亞女王與維園花市

Monday, February 5, 2018

Guy Arab Mark 5 British Bus in Hong Kong 英國製六十年代三十座位舊巴士



A 30-seat old British bus (Guy Arab Mark 5) which used to serve residents on Hong Kong Island back in the sixties. It's now fully refurbished to working order and was one of the stars at Motoring Clubs' Festival in Central yesterday. 

此輛英國製 Guy Arab Mark 5 三十座位舊巴士曾於六十年代服務香港市民。昨日此舊巴士乃於中環香港車會嘉年華中觸目登場。

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The God of Love at Wong Tai Sin Temple 黃大仙廟月老前


Unearthed an old sketch!   The god of love aka ‘the wise old man on the moon’ at Wong Tai Sin Temple, arguably the most famous Taoist temple in Hong Kong.  Girls came here to pray in front of him so that they can soon meet their true love and get married.     

舊速寫一張!妙齡女子踏足黃大仙廟,恭敬站在月老前,祈求早日覓得如意郎君。 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Hong Kong Cemetery 香港最早的基督教墳場: 香港墳場



The earliest Christian cemetery in Hong Kong which all started at the beginning of the British colonial rule.  Thos who rest here include British military personnels who died in the two world wars, early missionaries, the early elites and Mr Yeung Ku-Wan, who worked closely with Dr Sun Yat-sen but was assassinated in 1901 in Hong Kong by an agent sent by the Qing government.

香港最早的基督教墳場始於英治1845年。在此處安息的包括於兩次世界大戰中戰死的英軍、早期來華的宣教使、香港開埠早年的精英,還有被潛入香港的清政府特務暗殺的楊衢雲先生等。



Sunday, January 21, 2018

Evening Lights in Prince Edward 太子畫黃昏



The evening lights captured at Boundary Street and Poplar Street, Prince Edward, Hong Kong.
黃昏身處太子界限街與白陽街交界。

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sai Kung Workboat 西貢漁船



It’s great weather to sketch today. I settled at the Sai Kung Wholesale Fish Market and sketched a workboat docking there.

天氣和暖,陽光充沛,我在西貢魚批發市場速寫碼頭傍的漁船。

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sketching at Cafe Zest, Cardiff 卡迪夫咖啡店速寫

A great afternoon spent with Polly from Urban Sketchers South Wales at Cafe Zest at House of Fraser, Cardiff.

下午遇上南威爾斯速寫人Polly,於是我哋一齊到卡迪夫市中心一間咖啡店嘆茶同畫畫。

Monday, January 1, 2018

View from Cardiff Central Library 卡迪夫中央圖書館外望



This is my first sketch in Cardiff this Christmas. Thanks again to Clara from Urban Sketchers South Wales for bringing me to this location where I could sketch this charming view from the warm indoors of the Cardiff Central Library. I look forward to sketching with you guys again in the future:)

今個聖誕第一張在卡迪夫畫的速寫。好多謝南威爾斯速寫人Clara帶我到卡迪夫中央圖書館溫暖嘅室內,可以慢慢畫卡迪夫迷人的城市景色。

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Lights and Shadows at Chun Yeung Street. 春秧街早上的光與影



The second sketch of Urban Sketchers Hong Kong's sketch crawl at Chun Yeung Street. The lights and shadows really caught me in the late morning and I had to capture that magic moment!

春秧街速寫早上光與影。

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Sketching Charming Beetles (Volkswagen) 速寫甲蟲車






There were so many charming beetles and so little time so I decided to do a collage sketch to capture as many beetles as possible in one single sketch! 

速寫甲蟲車。下午時間有限,就盡量將現場見到的甲蟲車畫埋同一張紙上。

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sketching Volkswagen 速寫甲蟲車





What a great morning sketching the bugs and listening to pops from the seventies! Thanks Ben for inviting and thanks to the car owners for letting us sketch all these amazing vehicles!

天色清朗,陽光充沛,係戶外速寫好日子。多謝甲蟲車會比我哋畫足一日!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Westminster Abbey 倫敦西敏寺大教堂

















































Finally got this sketch scanned! It's a big challenge and it was so much fun sketching the spectacular Westminster Abbey!

畫倫敦西敏寺大教堂促促畫了三個鍾頭!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Urban Sketchers Hong Kong USK Workshop 10 x 10 Workshop 10: Story-telling in Your Sketches











This is my second workshop and the last of the 10 x 10 USkHk workshop of this year. I'm delighted to share with you several things I have learnt through sketching on location. The following are the details of the workshop: 

Sometimes one sketch is simply not enough to capture the essence of a vast place. Have you ever considered putting and arranging multiple sketches on one single sheet of paper? In this workshop, we will look at ways to document a site more effectively by juxtaposing different sketches together, such as macros and micros, colour and black and white sketches, sketches of different perspectives etc. 

Date: 9 December  

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00pm 

Place: Wan Chai District 

What to bring: 
As the sketching location is on the street, please bring along the following: A small foldable stool Large sketchbook or large sheet of sketch paper (e.g. A3 sketch paper) that allows you to put in a number of sketches, sketching tools of your choice (pencils, pens, ink pens, watercolours etc.) 

Registration: 
This workshop is limited to 15 people maximum.  Please email urbansketchershk@gmail.com. Successful applicants will be notified by USkHK and given a PayPal link to proceed to payment. The workshop fee will be HKD 300 per person. Please note that all payments are final once made via PayPal. There will be no refunds.

#uskhk #usk10x10

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Classic Car Show 2017 香港老爺車展 2017



After finishing a workshop in the morning, I managed to get to the Classic Car Show in Central around 2:00pm and spent one and a half hours sketching this magnificent car. I included a bit of the background to show the context of the location as well. 

下午趕到中環老爺車展,個半鐘頭內畫了架好靚嘅老爺車,然後再加上一點背景。


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Sai Kung and Beyond Opens on 4 Nov 飛越西貢畫展 十一月四日開幕

This group exhibition features three artists, Gary Yeung, Magi Chen and Elena Klimova who have collaborated through their connection with Urban Sketchers to bring a wonderful collection of paintings & drawings inspired by Sai Kung and other parts of Hong Kong.

Sai Kung and Beyond opens on 4 November at H Studio Gallery

Opening Reception 
Nov 4 (Sat) 6-8:30pm

Nov 4 - Nov 16
H Studio Gallery 
Gallery Hours 12-4pm
(Wed & Fri Closed)

1/1 Wan King Path, Sai Kung Town
(Above Standard Chartered Bank)

Contact Helen Boyd:  91238644





Friday, October 20, 2017

H Studio Gallery Presents: Sai Kung and Beyond 飛越西貢畫展

We are eager to share with you our on-location sketches and studio works which depict the many sides of Sai Kung in our upcoming exhibition!

我哋三位西貢友會喺今次畫展中展出多張以西貢為題的現場速寫及畫實作品,歡迎前來欣賞。

Monday, October 16, 2017

Urban Sketchers Hong Kong USK 10 X 10 Workshop 9



Have you ever sketched a panorama? Was it too daunting a task for you? 

In the workshop, we will look at slightly bended (fish-eye) perspective. We will look at ways to place different focal points and framing devices in the composition to create interest. We will also look at how to sketch the pedestrians in the street scene. 

Date: 11 Nov 
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00pm 
Place: Wan Chai District

What to bring: 
As the sketching location is on the street, please bring along the following: A small foldable stool Sketchbook that allows you to do thumbnails and a panoramic sketch Sketching tools of your choice (pencils, pens, ink pens, watercolours etc.) 

Registration: 
This workshop is limited to 15 people maximum.  
Please email urbansketchershk@gmail.com. 

Successful applicants will be notified by USkHK and given a PayPal link to proceed to payment. 

The workshop fee will be HKD 300 per person. 
Please note that all payments are final once made via PayPal. There will be no refunds. #uskhk #usk10x10

Monday, October 9, 2017

The Ruins of Tintern Abbey 威爾斯一間修道院的廢墟



Another scanned sketch! The ruins of Tintern Abbey looked absolutely stunning under the sun on this sunny day. The shadows and lights cast on the ground were a joy to sketch.

另一張就係威爾斯畫的速寫。Tintern Abbey 已荒廢數百年,陽光普照的下午,光與影格外分明!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wing Wah Cafe in Char Gwor Leng 茶果嶺榮華冰室



Slow sketching while having coke with lemon at an old Hong Kong style cafe in Char Gwor Leng which opened in 1962.

一邊飲凍檸樂,一邊在這間位於茶果嶺1962年開業的榮華冰室作畫。


Monday, October 2, 2017

Ap Lei Chau Harbour 鴨脷洲海港



Sketching the very narrow Ap Lei Chau Harbour and the crazy residential highrises near Aberdeen this afternoon.

今日下午嚟到鴨脷洲速寫,鴨脷洲海港狹窄,對岸住宅大廈奇高,背景係高山,可謂香港奇景。

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Caernarfon Castle 北威爾斯一城堡



The third scanned sketch is Caernarfon Castle. It was a bright sunny afternoon and I really enjoyed sketching and chatting with visitors and locals at Caffi Maes there. I especially have to thank Kata Szekeres for your interest in my sketches and the photos you took of me sketching there.

當日下午北威爾斯陽光普照,我坐在Caernarfon Castle 前的咖啡室一邊速寫一邊飲下午茶。過程中認識了一位當地的攝影師朋友,她還幫我拍了很多照片。



Monday, September 18, 2017

Sketching in and around Alexandra Gardens in Cardiff 卡迪夫市中心 Alexandra Gardens 速寫



Another sketch scanned. It was a great day out at Cathays Park in Cardiff with Clara and Polly from Urban Sketchers South Wales. I really enjoyed sketching the historical elements there. So much to sketch that I decided to do a collage sketch in order to capture the ambience of this area. The first piece was the Welsh National Memorial which is located at the very centre of Alexandra Gardens. The second piece was the statue of Perseus holding Medusa's head displayed in the National Museum Cardiff and the third piece was a statue on the right side of the Glamorgan Building located on one side of the gardens.

英國之旅另一張速寫。當日與兩位南威爾斯速寫人,Polly 同 Clara 一同前往卡迪夫市中心 Alexandra Gardens 速寫。公園環境優美,四面皆是歷史建築,有大會堂、博物館、卡迪夫大學不同學院等等。我選擇畫一張拼合速寫,首先畫位於Alexandra Gardens正中心的威爾斯國立戰爭紀念碑,然後是卡迪夫博物館內希臘神話英雄Perseus手拿蛇髮女魔Medusa首級的銅像,最後是卡迪夫大學其中一座學院大樓的巨型石像。

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sai Kung Cows 西貢牛



Too hot to sketch outside, I stayed home and painted this while my two cats were taking their nap. I initailly started to paint these Sai Kung cows with lighter watercolours with a little bit of black ink. I then left the painting and ink on the table and went out for lunch. When I was back, there were black marks and dots on the painting thanks to one of my cats! I decided to use gouache and lots of black ink to repaint the painting. The mood completely changed!

* I used the same draft for this studio painting and the mural that I'm still working on in Sai Kung Town.

今日下午太熱,留在家中用水彩同墨水畫牛。上完水彩後出外食飯,返來發現畫上多了幾個墨水貓腳印!結果我用不透明水彩同大量黑墨水係畫上再上一次色。氣氛完全改變。

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Cardiff Castle 卡迪夫城堡



The second scanned sketch is Cardiff Castle. It rained all afternoon that day. In order to avoid the rain, I stayed inside a sheltered wooden corridor up on the castle wall and sketched part of the castle and of course the rain.

第二張在英國畫的速寫是卡迪夫城堡。當日下午整天下雨,我躲在城牆木走廊內畫雨中的城堡。