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 


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.  

(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.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Black Kite in Hong Kong 香港麻鷹

I like watching Black Kites circling above and between skyscrapers and I decided to depict that in this ink drawing. I would like to thank Robert from @wildcreatureshongkong for providing me with photo references of this beautiful bird which give me a better understanding of the feather patterns of the bird. For the background, I used a live sketch I did in Central as reference. First I blocked in the basic shapes of everything with a pencil. Then I started inking from the head of the Black Kite and slowly worked around the body of the bird. For the final process of adding the background, I used only light lines on the buildings so as to push them away from the Black Kite in the foreground which is inked with patches of solid black and thicker lines. And here is the final result, ‘Black Kite in Hong Kong’ Liquitex Professional Ink on Paper.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Sunny Day at Sai Kung Town Harbour 西貢市海灣風光

Sunny and warm, it’s the best time to sketch in Hong Kong! My sketcher friends and I met up in Sai Kung and walked to Tui Min Hoi just outside Sai Kung Town where we could sketch the harbour, the town and the mountain behind.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Hill Road Flyover 山道天橋

I have long wanted to sketch the winding narrow flyover along Hill Road near the University of Hong Kong. This iconic flyover passes through residential high rises along the road which makes excellent material to sketch!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

St Francis of Assisi’s Catholic Church 石硤尾聖方濟各堂

A windy and cloudy afternoon gradually turned into a rainy evening! Still my sketcher friends and I were in happy mood as we sketched the Shek Kip Mei area. While some of my friends went to sketch the eateries in a nearby housing estate, another sketch friend and I went to sketch the iconic St Francis of Assisi’s Catholic Church and the street scene here in Shek Kip Mei.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

View of Sai Kung Old Town 西貢舊墟一景

A great and quiet location at the top of Sai Kung Park where I sketched the vast span of roof tops of Sai Kung Old Town.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A Shop in Sai Kung Old Town 西貢舊墟店舖

I wandered into an narrow alley in Sai Kung old town and sketched this shop which sells rattan baskets and vases. The shop is run by Christian New Life Association which aims at helping drug addicts in Hong Kong.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Sai Kung Waterfront 西貢海傍

A quiet afternoon at the Sai Kung Town Waterfront. Three fishermen are busy preparing their catch on the boat while a few folks are observing them.