Sunday, April 29, 2018

Old tenement buildings along Canton Road 廣東道舊唐樓

Old tenement buildings along Canton Road.  The type building in the foreground on the right is becoming increasingly rare in urban Hong Kong as one by one, they are being replaced by super slim high-rises just like the one which stands in the background in the sketch.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hong Kong Bird Series: Red-billed Blue Magpie 香港雀鳥:紅嘴藍鵲

Hong Kong Bird Series: Red-billed Blue Magpie. I have seen quite a few of these medium-sized birds recently in Lam Tin and decided to paint one. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Congteakafe 茶咖里

Cafe by a Ficus wall tree hidden in a very quiet alley in an old district on Hong Kong Island. #urbansketchers #urbansketch #livesketch #livedrawing #watercoloursketch 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Hong Kong Birds: Fork-tailed Sunbird 香港雀鳥:叉尾太陽鳥

Drawing something new! As the weather was wet and foggy, I stayed home and drew something new! The topic is Hong Kong birds.

Hong Kong Birds: Fork-tailed Sunbird


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Spring is Back 春回大地

Spring is back! A nice afternoon sketching the spring colours and listening to the songs of birds at Lions Nature Education Centre in Sai Kung


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Tin Hau Temple Sketch 天后廟速寫

A challenging sketch! I set out to sketch the Tin Hau Temple (Goddess of the Sea) in Sai Kung this afternoon but after applying the watercolours, the sky started drizzling! I first kept on drawing with my umbrella open but soon, the drizzling rain started to dissolve the watercolour and I had to find shelter to finish the sketch!


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.


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.     


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.


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.

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.


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.


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:)


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!


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! 


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!


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!


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.) 

This workshop is limited to 15 people maximum.  Please email 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. 


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