22 September 2016

September Sketchwalk

For the session this coming Saturday, we visit Peck Seah / Tras Street, where some huge shophouses stand proudly against an ever climbing skyline.

9:30 am
Tanjong Pagar MRT Station
Exit A

There's a field like place by the side near the temple. And early birds can have their breakfast across the street at the coffeeshop or food centre.

Peck Seah and Tras Street, plus Tanjong Pagar Road, run parallel with lots of beautiful shophouses to catch your eye, and we'll move north towards Duxton.

12:30 pm
Flor Patisserie
2 Duxton Hill
Singapore 089588

We will end here, and those who wish to can enjoy Francis Theo's current exhibition of sketches done of Pulau Ubin.

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31 August 2016

Niven Road Sketchwalk

Here's the video for this month's sketchwalk at Niven Road, Selegie Centre and Mackenzie Road.

14 June 2016

Tiong Bahru again!




The top is the completed work and the next one was taken just before I apply colouring on location. I led a group of my colleagues and their families to Tiong Bahru and sketch. The ad-hoc sketchwalk was conducted in conjunction with the LEGO exhibition at the campus. Sum Kwan, the 5-year-old boy really impressed me with his drawing. He could identify shapes on the spot and drew with very confident lines. Paul's son who is nine, is also good and bold in his line work. I had so much to observe and learn from these children. The lease we can do is to encourage them to do more so they will continue to sketch, draw, paint and enjoy the process of mark making.

29 May 2016

04 May 2016

Blue & White Sketches by Francis Theo

Sunday Flea Market at Tampines Round Market

Amoy Street 

Mohd Ali Lane 

Campbell Lane, Little India 

Indian Garland Stall, Little India 

Changi Jetty 1 

Changi Jetty 2 

Changi Jetty 3 

Thief Market, Sungei Road

Changi Point  

SunPlaza Park, Tampines

Beach Road Pawn Noodle at East Coast Road 

28 February 2016

Rochor Centre sketches (Feb 2016)

Rocher Centre is definitely one of the more distinctive residential estates in Singapore. The government just do not build them like this anymore.

I really like the idea that the void deck is raised. The shops are on levels 1 to 3 and community area is on the 4th. I believe this is quite similar to how some apartments in Hong Kong are built, by mixing residential and commercial into the same building. And it's really convenient for the residents as well when you don't have to travel far to get your groceries or eat out.

Other residential flats in Singapore are strictly residential. Sure there usually is a neighbourhood centre where the shops are, or a shopping mall, but the demarcation is very clear, to the point that it can be boring at times.

The sketch above was drawn from the 4th storey void deck. The blocks are all painted in different lively colours in real life.

This was drawn from the green block level 16 looking towards Sim Lim Tower. Rochor Centre will be torn down in 2016 to make way for the building of North-South Expressway.

This was drawn from the red block level 16 looking towards Bugis Junction, and further in the back Marina Bay Sands.

Video of the sketchwalk shot in 4K