Thursday, July 12, 2018

Cornerstone Art Gallery Cafe Art Series: Sketching Hong Kong Sharing Session by Gary Yeung

If you are in Cardiff on 26, 27 July, do come to the very cozy Cornerstone Art Gallery Cafe! I'll be there sharing with you some of my Hong Kong urban sketches!

Cornerstone Art Gallery Cafe Art Series:  Sketching Hong Kong Sharing Session by Gary Yeung  

About this event:  Gary is a co-founder of Urban Sketchers Hong Kong, an art teacher and also a studio artist. As a Hongkonger, he loves to document parts of the territory which are either at risk of, or have been protected from the city’s redevelopment projects. In this sharing session, Gary is going to share with you interesting stories about a number of his on-location Hong Kong sketches. 

Do come to Cornerstone to grab a drink and appreciate the art of urban sketching by veteran sketcher, Gary Yeung.  

Entrance Fee is £10 which includes a free coffee, a ‘Pineapple’ bun, Hong Kong-style and two Gary’s postcards! 

Available in the session will also be a limited signed copies of Gary’s Hong Kong sketchbooks.  Session 1 26 July Thursday 2:00pm - 4:00pm  Session 2 27 July Friday 2:00pm - 4:00pm  

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Hong Kong Fishing Boats 香港漁船

A nice day sketching at the Hong Kong Museum of History!  A quick collage sketch of the early Hong Kong fishing boats there.  

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Chuen Lung Village Restaurant 川龍端記茶樓

Sketching and having Seven-Up with Mint leaves in the countryside of Chuen Lung Village in Tsuen Wan. I decided to use a blue palette to depict summer rain clouds and the blue sky in between as well as the strong shadows cast on the ground.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Sai Kung Tin Hau Birthday 2018 西貢天后誕 2018

Lots of Lion dances and Cantonese Opera performances to celebrate Tin Hau’s (the goddess of the sea) Birthday in Sai Kung! Rarely did I have this chance to sketch the temple from the elevated location inside the temporary Cantonese Opera Tent in front of the temple. As it's Tin Hau Birthday celebration, large red alters decorated with flowers, lanterns and ornaments were placed on two sides of the temple entrance. By the time I finished the sketch, the two alters were carried away from the temple in a ritual. It's really a special day for Sai Kung Tin Hau Temple.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Former Central Police Station, Magistracy and Victoria Prison 前中環警署、法院及維多利亞監獄

A quick sketch of a part of Tai Kwun. A group of historical buildings which was the former central police station , magistracy and prison in the early days of British Hong Kong.

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!