Monday, February 28, 2011

Central Market Mural Project Part II 中環街市牆畫 Part II

Glad to come back to Central Market again for another round of mural paintings.  This time, five pillars and the planters are to be painted with different natural habitats including ocean, safari, jungle and land from ancient times.  As you can see, we are just laying the under layers.  Will work on them again tomorrow and hopefully, the murals can be done within a month.
Sindy's Ocean, undertone 
My Safari , establishing the evening tone under layer
Jamaika's Jungle Day One, Laying the lines
Rita's Dinosaur's outline
Steve's Rocky faces

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Conceptual Drawings for Hong Kong Western District Harbourfront Planning Competition 西區海濱長廊規劃比賽概念圖

Two friends of mine and me, we formed a team and took part in the Hong Kong Western District Harbourfront Planning Competition. Luckily we were selected as one of the finalists and were awarded an outstanding design award.  Here is three from a series of conceptual perspective drawings I did for the competition.   The first perspective drawing, barges are converted into cafes and floating observation decks, second one, the main elements of the cargo pier are preserved and turned into recreational uses, the third perspective drawing depicts a street in the evening, made up of stacked-up and refurbished containers, housing various shops.

Cargo Pier Bay      
All three perspective drawings are created using watercolor, ink, marker and photoshop
Promenade with cargo pier elements preserved      
Container Street in the evening      
Here are a few photos taken during our first site visit.  It's currently a working cargo pier and interestingly, locals are already using this vast open space as their "front" garden in the otherwise very crowded Sheung Wan area.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Mah Jong Battle and Food@CNY 攻打四方城 and 新年美食

Food@CNY 新年美食  祝大家兔年豐衣足食!

Some of the food on the dining table.  The two chickens awaiting to be consumed later today.  The Turkish Delights are a gift from one of my aunts.  Delicious candies they are!

Mah Jong Battle 攻打四方城

Every year on the third day of the Chinese New Year, my aunts, uncles will gather together and play Mah Jong for the whole day!  What a Mah Jong Battle!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Chinese New Year Fireworks Display and Its Aftermath 煙花盛放 及 煙花後 虛幻維港

A huge crowd of people gathered at the top of the Ocean Terminal at Tsim Sha Tsui during the annual Chinese New Year firework display.  This year's display lasted for a good 25 minutes! Spectacular indeed!

After the display, people started leaving, Victoria Harbour suddenly became surreal as thick smoke refused to disperse and was hanging in mid-air, partly blocking the skyscrapers.  The harbour was unusually quiet and smooth as boats were not yet allowed to re-enter the harbour.