Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Moon Lady and Mid-Autumn Festival 嫦娥奔月


Today I drew her. One of the mythological figures associated with Mid-Autumn Festival. The Moon Lady or the goddess of the Moon. #ink #inkdrawing #inktober  #嫦娥奔月 #嫦娥 #中秋節

Monday, September 14, 2020

Hong Kong Bird Series : Japanese White-eye on a Coral Tree 香港鳥類:暗綠繡眼鳥與盛放中的刺桐


Three Japanese white-eye hopping on a Coral tree! Acrylic on gesso paper. These little birds are common resident birds in Hong Kong. Thanks to veteran wildlife photographer Robert at Wildcreatures Hong Kong for taking me to Tai Po Kau nature Reserve, I took a series of photos of these beautiful birds when they were hopping on the Coral trees which were in full blossom. I had been thinking painting these birds since then and now I finally composed and painted this piece. To simulate the vibrant colours of both the birds and flowers, I repeatedly glazed the painting with layers of transparent colours, a technique which is called Flemish technique and has been used by many old and contemporary masters on their oil paintings.

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Hong Kong Pharmacy Cat 香港藥材舖貓

Doodle time! Hong Kong Pharmacy Cat. It’s quite a common sight to see a cat or two guarding a traditional Hong Kong pharmacy which sells both oriental and western medicine and daily necessities. Besides inking and colouring the cat, it’s fun to look for references of some of the most popular and yet unusual medicated ointments and oil available in the market. 

 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Black Kite Over Hong Kong 香港麻鷹

 

Newly completed ink drawing. ‘Black Kite over Hong Kong’ I’m very happy that it has just found a new home! Black Kites are common birds of prey in Hong Kong and they can be seen flying above and between skyscrapers. I think it would be great to draw a majestic black kite with the iconic view of Victoria Harbour from the Peak to go with it. #inkartist #lineart #birdart #wildlifeart #blackkite #hongkongbirds #香港雀鳥 #麻鷹

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Second Summer Hong Kong Art Sale



I am glad that some of my artworks have been collected recently and found their way to their new homes.  And now comes the second Summer Hong Kong Art Sale. All together seven pieces for you to choose from. Five of them are my latest Hong Kong native bird artworks and the other two are framed artworks in landscape orientation which depict old hong kong boats and feral cows in Sai Kung.  If you are interested in collecting these art pieces, do contact me via instagram : 
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Black Kite Close-up 41cm x 29cm
Mounted size 50cm x 40cm
Acrylic ink on paper.  A great thank you to Robert @ https://www.wildcreatureshongkong.org for providing me with his wonderful photo reference to this handsome Black Kite. Instead of rendering it in the usual way, I added patterns to the feather formation to make it more stylised.


Oriental Magpie Robin 41cm x 29cm
Mounted size 50cm x 40cm
Acrylic ink on paper.  It's based on a photo I took near Sai Kung Lions Nature Education Centre.  An Oriental Magpie Robin happened to be singing high above me.  To render it, I added the stylised clouds and sky rendering in the classical Franklin Booth style. 



Japanese Sparrowhawk 41cm x 29cm
Mounted size 50cm x 40cm 
Acrylic ink on paper.  An unexpected encounter of this hawk feasting on a robin near my home in Sai Kung.  I quickly went home to grab my tele lens and I was lucky to have taken many photos of this bird feasting.  Thus this piece of artwork. Thank you!  Japanese Sparrowhawk!



Black Kite above Central 38cm x 26cm (SOLD) 
Acrylic ink on paper.  The background is based in an on-location sketch I did a few years ago at the roof top of a building in Central.  Black Kites like to circle high above and between high rises in Hong Kong so I created this ink painting.


Osprey 23cm x 35cm
Mounted size 40cm x 50cm.
Acrylic ink on paper.  Osprey!  A handsome predator not as easily to be spotted as the Black Kite! 





Old Aberdeen Boats 
Framed size 42.5cm x 74.5cm
Watercolour and Mixed Media on paper  It's based on a low-res vintage photo I found on the net.  I really wanted to visualise how the scene was like so I added a lot of details in the illustration style and used watercolour to create a relaxing mood to this piece. 



Sai Kung Cows 
Framed size 36cm x 78cm
Watercolour and Mixed Media on paper  Feral cows are members of the Sai Kung community. They can be spotted walking, eating and resting in town quite easily on weekdays.  This piece depicts a scene which is a combination of certain references of the lovely and gentle Sai Kung cows.



Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Sketching in the Water in Sai Kung 西貢溪中速寫


Sitting and sketching in the middle of this stream. The water and the shades helped me cool down while sketching on this otherwise very hot day. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Sunday, August 2, 2020

A Busy Store in the Flower Market 太子花墟一角


A Busy Store in the Flower Market 
On-location sketch 

This sketch is mounted just now and is ready to be sent to its new home overseas.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Retro Ladder Street 復古樓梯街



I’m happy that this painting has found a new home overseas. Now I’m ready to send it to its new home. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Summer Hong Kong Art Sale



Some of my paintings of old and modern Hong Kong such as boat people, flowers, flower market, Hong Kong iconic scenes are waiting at my studio for collectors to take home. Interested please message me on instagram.


 #artforsale #hongkongartgallery #hongkongartist #hongkongart #artcollector

Thursday, July 16, 2020

At the Foothill of Lion Rock 獅子山下



At the foothill of Lion Rock  
Imagine animals like this bull can roam freely at night at the foorhill of Lion Rock which is now all forests.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Hot Day in Sai Kung 夏日西貢



Super hot day today in Sai Kung, Hong Kong! I took shelter under a building and sketched the tropical garden, the residential buildings and the rolling summer clouds in front of me. #usk #uskhk #urbansketchers #lineart

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sai Kung Tui Min Hoi Waterfront 西貢對面海海傍





A quiet afternoon at Sai Kung Tui Min Hoi Waterfront. Boats were docked here as usual in the shelter. The sky was grey and it seemed thunderstorm was looming. #usk #uskhk #urbansketchers #linesketch

Friday, May 15, 2020

Hong Kong Bird Series: Blue Whistling Thrush 香港雀鳥:紫嘯鶇



Hong Kong Bird Series: Blue Whistling Thrush 香港雀鳥:紫嘯鶇 

Mixed media on paper Based on a photo I took from under a banyan tree, I reimagined the scene by putting the bird high up between the branches of a banyan tree. Since the bird is brght blue/violet blue in colour, I decided to use complementary colours, orange and yellow to contrast with the bird.


Thursday, April 30, 2020

Art Demo : 鵲鴝 墨水畫 Oriental Magpie Robin Ink Drawing (Cantonese Version)


鵲鴝 墨水畫 video 中,我會分享我所用的顏料同工具以及創作過程。 In this video, I'll show you the ink and tool I used and a time-lapse video which shows the whole drawing process. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Hong Kong Bird Series: Japanese sparrowhawk 香港雀鳥:日本松雀鷹



Finally get this done. The drawing is based on a photo I took. When I was on my way home, I discovered a Japanese sparrowhawk settled up in a ficus tree, ready to feast on its prey, likely a Oriental magpie-robin. I quickly went home and grabbed my camera and returned to the scene. I was lucky, I took a great number of photos of this bird feasting. For the drawing, I decided to create a dramatic atmosphere by using lines in the sky which all point to the sparrowhawk. I also want the dark sky to contrast with the white wing and to highlight the feather pattern underneath the wing.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Hong Kong Bird Series : Oriental magpie-robin 香港雀鳥:鵲鴝



A drawing of a very common bird in Hong Kong. The Oriental magpie-robin (鵲鴝). I did this acrylic ink drawing based on a photo I took. The photo depicts this buddy resting high up on a bare branch against the clear sky. The photo itself isn't of great quality but I think it is a good reference material for a studio piece. I have always wanted to use pure lines to depict a summer sky with rolling clouds so here came the chance and I think they go well with the bare branches and the bird.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Sketching Home and Cats from a High Angle 高角度畫貓與家



I placed my stool on the windowsill of my living room so I had a high angle view to sketch. I have two cats but I ended up sketching six cats in different spots in my sketch (depending on how you count, there are actually more!) as they kept moving around as cats always do. It’s also sketching myself sketching and myself sketching in the lower half of my sketch. It’s like a tunnel going into the sketch.


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Sketch Kit, Terrarium and Rainy Day 畫具、植物生態瓶與下雨天



I was thinking to either sketch my sketch kit or my terrarium in my home setting. Then I thought why not sketch them both with the view outside of the window so I laid out my sketch tools and got ready to sketch. I started with the outdoors with cool grey colour mix and worked my way back to the indoors with warm colours. Half way through, the gloomy overcast day turned into a rainy scene so I added the rain with crayon and white ink too. The rain turned out to be the most interesting thing that to observe and sketch. #usk #uskhk #urbansketchers #uskathome #rainsketch

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Art Demo : Common Hong Kong Birds : Black Kite Painting 香港常見鳥類:麻鷹

Art Demo : Common Hong Kong Birds : Black Kite Painting 

香港常見鳥類:麻鷹

Hi, everyone, I would like to share with you a brief on the tools and materials I used to make this painting and a time lapse video to show the whole painting process.   A friend watched my original video in Cantonese and suggested to me I should make an English version of it and I so posted here both the English and Cantonese versions of the demo.  
你好,同大家分享畫這作品用的顏料同用具簡介以及繪畫此畫快鏡全記錄。

(English Version)

(Cantonese Version)


Friday, March 13, 2020

UK Sketch Tour Sharing Part 1 英國速寫之旅 Part 1



好一段時間前我在一間藝術用品公司 Colour Exp 做了一個速寫分享,反應甚為理想,最近同公司負責人傾了一會,不如就做一個網上版,可以同多啲人分享速寫的心得同樂趣。現在做一小部份試試水溫,希望大家鍾意。

A great sharing session at Colour EXP! After chatting with the manager, I came up with this idea to put the session online. I hope you like it! (Video in Cantonese)

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Sea Cave at East Dam, High Island Reservoir, Hong Kong 香港萬宜水庫東壩海蝕洞



It’s a sketch I did at East Dam of High Island Reservoir on 7 March.  Since the opening of the Hong Kong Geo Park, simple facilities were added which allow visitors to see the geological features at closer range. I did three sketches in a row and spent the longest time on this one. The patterns, lines and colours were intriguing and fun to sketch.