Sunday, October 17, 2021

英國GARY畫室 第五集 :(English Subtitles) 速寫遊記:威爾斯遇見大潭水塘Sketch Trip : Porthkerry Viaduct


Sketch Vlog: This time I visited Porthkerry Viaduct near Barry! (English Subtitles)
今次搭火車去 Barry附近速寫。
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英國GARY畫室 第五集 :(English Subtitles) 速寫遊記:威爾斯遇見大潭水塘Sketch Trip : Porthkerry Viaduct)

Sunday, October 10, 2021

英國GARY畫室 第四集 :威爾斯懸崖邊速寫? 古鎮教堂可以點畫?


Gary's Art Journey Episode 4 : Old Church and Sea Cliffs! 
英國GARY畫室 第四集 :威爾斯懸崖邊速寫? 古鎮教堂可以點畫? 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

英國GARY畫室 第二集 :穿梭古典維多利亞商業街,分享市中心速寫step by step


I just uploaded my second video. This time about the steps to complete this sketch. Enjoy! 

Monday, September 13, 2021

英國GARY畫室第一集 :港人畫英

I have arrived in the UK for a month now.  Here comes the first YouTube video about sketching in the UK since I arrived.


Monday, March 29, 2021

Ngau Chi Wan Village 牛池灣鄉

I went to sketch at Ngau Chi Wan Village, one of the few remaining villages in the urban areas of Hong Kong and sadly its existence is under increasing pressure for redevelopment. I settled near the red village shrine as you can see it on the right. Huts built with metal sheets adorned with washing lines are right in front of me. I wouldn’t say it’s a beautiful scene but It’s definitely a fun and intriguing scene to sketch. 

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Sai Kung Cow No. 2 西貢牛 No.2

Time to paint the cows in my neighbourhood. I just finished painting the second piece of the Sai Kung series. Sai Kung Cow No. 2. It’s the first time I used Daniel Smith watercolour and I like it.


Sunday, March 7, 2021

Sai Kung Cow 2021 No.1 西貢牛 2021 No.1

Sai Kung Cow 2021 No.1 
29.7 cm x 42 cm  
watercolour on paper 

Feral cows are often seen in the district I live in and I enjoy so much drawing and painting them. Recently I did a small watercolour sketch of a cow in my sketchbook and I decided to repaint it on an A3 size watercolour paper and here's the result.


Wednesday, March 3, 2021

西貢天后廟速寫 Sketching Sai Kung Tin Hau Temple


A cool overcast day, a quiet afternoon, perfect for some meditation and urban sketching in front of Sai Kung Tin Hau Temple, a temple for the goddess of the sea.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sketching at Nam Sang Wai 速寫南生圍

Sketching at Nam Sang Wai, a wetland in Yuen Long, with art buddies. I like the cluster of vertical tree trunks packed together and the lights and shadows created by the afternoon sun.


Friday, February 12, 2021

Wish You All a Productive and Healthy Year of the Ox


Just in time to finish a cow painting before the first day of the Year of the Ox ends! Happy new year everyone and I wish you all a healthy and productive year ahead! Japanese ink and Gouache on paper. #japaneseink #gouache #japaneseinkpainting #wildlifeart

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Moon Lady and Mid-Autumn Festival 嫦娥奔月

Today I drew her. One of the mythological figures associated with Mid-Autumn Festival. The Moon Lady or the goddess of the Moon. #ink #inkdrawing #inktober  #嫦娥奔月 #嫦娥 #中秋節

Monday, September 14, 2020

Hong Kong Bird Series : Japanese White-eye on a Coral Tree 香港鳥類:暗綠繡眼鳥與盛放中的刺桐

Three Japanese white-eye hopping on a Coral tree! Acrylic on gesso paper. These little birds are common resident birds in Hong Kong. Thanks to veteran wildlife photographer Robert at Wildcreatures Hong Kong for taking me to Tai Po Kau nature Reserve, I took a series of photos of these beautiful birds when they were hopping on the Coral trees which were in full blossom. I had been thinking painting these birds since then and now I finally composed and painted this piece. To simulate the vibrant colours of both the birds and flowers, I repeatedly glazed the painting with layers of transparent colours, a technique which is called Flemish technique and has been used by many old and contemporary masters on their oil paintings.

If you are interested in collecting this piece, message me on Instagram : sketchergaryyeung


Saturday, September 5, 2020

Hong Kong Pharmacy Cat 香港藥材舖貓

Doodle time! Hong Kong Pharmacy Cat. It’s quite a common sight to see a cat or two guarding a traditional Hong Kong pharmacy which sells both oriental and western medicine and daily necessities. Besides inking and colouring the cat, it’s fun to look for references of some of the most popular and yet unusual medicated ointments and oil available in the market. 


Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Black Kite Over Hong Kong 香港麻鷹


Newly completed ink drawing. ‘Black Kite over Hong Kong’ I’m very happy that it has just found a new home! Black Kites are common birds of prey in Hong Kong and they can be seen flying above and between skyscrapers. I think it would be great to draw a majestic black kite with the iconic view of Victoria Harbour from the Peak to go with it. #inkartist #lineart #birdart #wildlifeart #blackkite #hongkongbirds #香港雀鳥 #麻鷹

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Second Summer Hong Kong Art Sale

I am glad that some of my artworks have been collected recently and found their way to their new homes.  And now comes the second Summer Hong Kong Art Sale. All together seven pieces for you to choose from. Five of them are my latest Hong Kong native bird artworks and the other two are framed artworks in landscape orientation which depict old hong kong boats and feral cows in Sai Kung.  If you are interested in collecting these art pieces, do contact me via instagram : 

Black Kite Close-up 41cm x 29cm
Mounted size 50cm x 40cm
Acrylic ink on paper.  A great thank you to Robert @ for providing me with his wonderful photo reference to this handsome Black Kite. Instead of rendering it in the usual way, I added patterns to the feather formation to make it more stylised.

Oriental Magpie Robin 41cm x 29cm
Mounted size 50cm x 40cm
Acrylic ink on paper.  It's based on a photo I took near Sai Kung Lions Nature Education Centre.  An Oriental Magpie Robin happened to be singing high above me.  To render it, I added the stylised clouds and sky rendering in the classical Franklin Booth style. 

Japanese Sparrowhawk 41cm x 29cm
Mounted size 50cm x 40cm 
Acrylic ink on paper.  An unexpected encounter of this hawk feasting on a robin near my home in Sai Kung.  I quickly went home to grab my tele lens and I was lucky to have taken many photos of this bird feasting.  Thus this piece of artwork. Thank you!  Japanese Sparrowhawk!

Black Kite above Central 38cm x 26cm (SOLD) 
Acrylic ink on paper.  The background is based in an on-location sketch I did a few years ago at the roof top of a building in Central.  Black Kites like to circle high above and between high rises in Hong Kong so I created this ink painting.

Osprey 23cm x 35cm
Mounted size 40cm x 50cm.
Acrylic ink on paper.  Osprey!  A handsome predator not as easily to be spotted as the Black Kite! 

Old Aberdeen Boats 
Framed size 42.5cm x 74.5cm
Watercolour and Mixed Media on paper  It's based on a low-res vintage photo I found on the net.  I really wanted to visualise how the scene was like so I added a lot of details in the illustration style and used watercolour to create a relaxing mood to this piece. 

Sai Kung Cows 
Framed size 36cm x 78cm
Watercolour and Mixed Media on paper  Feral cows are members of the Sai Kung community. They can be spotted walking, eating and resting in town quite easily on weekdays.  This piece depicts a scene which is a combination of certain references of the lovely and gentle Sai Kung cows.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Sketching in the Water in Sai Kung 西貢溪中速寫

Sitting and sketching in the middle of this stream. The water and the shades helped me cool down while sketching on this otherwise very hot day. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Sunday, August 2, 2020

A Busy Store in the Flower Market 太子花墟一角

A Busy Store in the Flower Market 
On-location sketch 

This sketch is mounted just now and is ready to be sent to its new home overseas.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Retro Ladder Street 復古樓梯街

I’m happy that this painting has found a new home overseas. Now I’m ready to send it to its new home. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Summer Hong Kong Art Sale

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.

 #artforsale #hongkongartgallery #hongkongartist #hongkongart #artcollector

Thursday, July 16, 2020

At the Foothill of Lion Rock 獅子山下

At the foothill of Lion Rock  
Imagine animals like this bull can roam freely at night at the foorhill of Lion Rock which is now all forests.