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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.