六位畫友一齊jam中環街市二樓長廊盡頭的一幅牆。我畫的部份喺參照好出名的Botanist, Patrick Blanc嘅vertical garden概念而畫的。
Friday, April 22, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
A trip to Kowloon Park, studying the trees and shrubs by names and how they are laid out. My two favourites are the very mature Camphor trees (樟樹) lining the park embankment along Haiphong Road and the Ficus with the sculptural aerial roots wrapping around their trunks. The line of trees above, large and small, creates a nice-looking buffer zone at the park boundary and frames the buildings nicely beyond.
The Ficus virens (黃葛樹) is impressive as its roots are spreading downslope, covering the whole area, as large as its own tree crown.
Friday, April 8, 2011
The illustration is done based on a photograph I took of a rusty photo metal plate displayed on site at Stone Nullah Street, Wan Chai. The rusty photo shows what the street was like at least fifty years ago. The passing bikes, the people and the children walking in the street really brightened up the whole scene.
Decades passed and this is what is like at Stone Nullah Street, Wan Chai today. Only the "Blue House" remains and Stone Nullah Street is a much quiter street today.
The "Blue House" is currently declared a grade I historic building in Hong Kong which means it is of great importance and every effort should be made to preserve it. However, only buildings or sites declared "monument" will be given legal protection which prevents them from demolition or alteration.
More about "Blue House" at Wikipedia
Monday, April 4, 2011
Based on two old Hong Kong photo postcards that amazed me, I did the following two drawings. Catering services in the fifties! The sight is simply amazing, people carrying large wooden boxes full of meals on plates, passing through busy streets in Central during lunch hours.
It's like they didn't take much effort to carry them, though I'm sure it wasn't true, especially during the hot damp summer months of Hong Kong.
These catering people serving the many office workers and professionals have long gone, only the trams are still running, passing through Central.