Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal 香港終審法院

It was quite challenging to get the geometry of this building right on site!  If it was possible, I would love to do a close-up sketch of the pediment and the Statue of Justice up there.  

Info about the building from Wikipedia:

The pediment sits on the top  the central section of the building facing Statue Square. Above it stands the Statue of Justice and under it is the inscription "Erected AD MDCCCCX" (Erected AD 1910). The pediment incorporates a semi-circular window and the carving of the British Royal Coat of Arms. The shield shows the various royal emblems of the various parts of the United Kingdom: the three lions of England in the first and fourth quarters, the lion of Scotland in the second and the harp of Ireland in the third. The shield is supported by the English lion and Scottish unicorn and is surmounted by the Royal crown. The motto of the Sovereign, Dieu et mon droit (God and my right), is displayed underneath it. The figures of Mercy and Truth are located on both sides of the British Royal Coat of Arms. 


Thursday, October 29, 2015

A sketch of See Cheung Street 泰式午餐後市場街速寫

A sketch of a group of chatting workers along See Cheung Street! I was sitting right behind them having Thai lunch while sketching.  


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

上窰民俗文物館 Sheung Yiu Folk Museum

It was a fine afternoon at Sheung Yiu Folk Museum with a band of merry urban sketchers! 

From left to right, the sketch illustrates the entrance guard tower to the fortified Hakka village, a typical hat to be worn to fend off the sun while working in the paddy field, eating utensils such as bowls, cups and a teapot, a wooden machine for working on the harvested rice, a wooden bucket, a rattan basket and a large pot and finally on the right the inner courtyard as viewed from the entrance guard tower. 



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Royal Robe for a Local Deity "Yuen Tin Sheung Dai" 藍田玄天上帝的龍袍

I went sketching at the birthday celebration of the deity "Yuen Tin Sheung Dai" in Lam Tin this evening.  What I like most was the royal robe for the deity which had a flying dragon on it.  The sparking spots surrounding the dragon resembled stars in the sky.