Monday, January 31, 2011

Dating Cats on Rooftop 貓貓唐樓頂月下談心

I find rooftops of old buildings in nighttime always romantic, it's a place that you can breathe and overlook the city, everything busy and fast-paced is at a distant! 


Location:  imaginary location, somewhere over the Kowloon side, overlooking Hong Kong Island.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Urban Sketchers: 30th World Sketchwalk, Hong Kong

This post was originally posted by Paul Wong, an urban sketcher from Singapore who is now stationed in Hong Kong
Sketchwalk 22/01/11, HKSketchwalk 22/01/11, HK
Sketchwalk 22/01/11, HKSketchwalk 22/01/11, HK
Below are sketches by Gary Yeung, Me & Jamaika
High Street Motorbikes 高街 電單車Old Laundry Shop at Centre Street 餘樂里洗衣店

Today was our very 1st successful urbansketchers' sketchwalk here in HK and we were also glad to be sketching with everyone around the world on this World sketch day. We had 7 very excited sketchers gathering at the HK university east gate. We ploughed through a very old estate, looking at some very early walkup apartments and back alley. I was told the streets (Water street, eastern street, western street...) here are also one of the earliest roads to be named. Weather was cloudy and rather chilly but we had a good time sketching and getting to know each other.
Sketchwalk 22/01/11, HK
Sketchwalk 22/01/11, HK



 More from Paul on his Urban Sketcher Page

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sketches from Hong Kong for 30th World Wide SketchCrawl 七人上環四圍畫

Thanks Paul for initiating the activity.  All together, seven urban sketchers went out to sketch at Sai Ying Pun, an area populated with old Hong Kong buildings on a very steep slope.  

High Street Motorbikes 高街 電單車

A line of motorbikes lining quietly along High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong



Many bikes are put on protective coats, seems like they are wearing raincoats.



Old Church on Steep Slope 西邊街 救恩堂

We gathered on this very narrow and steep Western Street, air was foul as large trucks stopped next to us from time to time but still we had a good time sketching.  A sketchbook, a pen and good company are enough to transform anything around into good sketching materials:)


Very Old Laundry Shop at Centre Street 餘樂里洗衣店

Possibly one of the oldest common residential building in Centre Street, it still bears the sign of a now closed laundry shop.  

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Street Theatre made with Bamboo 西貢天后廟戲棚

This one is an old sketch.  It was sketched at the Sai Kung Town Centre where the Tin Hau Temple (Sea Goddess Temple) is. At the time I did this sketch, a group of skilled bamboo scaffolding workers were busy constructing a huge street theatre using mainly bamboos as structural support. Every year, such theatre will be erected for a week and cantonese opera will play for several days, entertaining both the local public, the goddess of the sea and the spirits as well.   

A photoshop version based on the live sketch.




Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cold Day, Warm Cafe

Originally planned going out for a sketch session with a friend but the temperature plummeted, instead of going out, I went into a Starbucks, got a hot drink and just sketched what I saw in front of me.

Location: Sai Kung Starbucks, Sai Kung Town, Hong Kong