莊嘉強的素描日記 Sketches Diary of Ch’ng Kiah Kiean

20171210 Teluk Bahang Fishing Village IV

Posted: December 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Graphite, Streetscape | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Size: 38 x 28 cm
Media: graphite & watercolour graphite on paper


20171210 Teluk Bahang Fishing Village III

Posted: December 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Graphite, Streetscape | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Size: 28 x 38 cm
Media: graphite & watercolour graphite on paper


20171210 Teluk Bahang Fishing Village II

Posted: December 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Graphite | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Size: 28 x 38 cm
Media: graphite & watercolour graphite on paper


20171210 Teluk Bahang Fishing Village I

Posted: December 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Graphite | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Size: 28 x 38 cm
Media: graphite & watercolour graphite on paper

Last year December when i first visited Teluk Bahang fishing village i immediately fall in love with the scenery. I did a sketch with my usual medium, twig and Chinese ink with watercolour wash. I reduced the boats colour to only warm colour scheme.
Last Sunday, together with fellow USk Penang sketchers, i went back again to the same spot. This time i explore with a new medium: water soluble graphite. It’s a kind of graphite that can be dilute in water. I bought it from an art store in Paris near Pantheon and Brigitte Lannaud Levy’s home where we did the workshop presentation.

Before that i was given the graphite putty to try during my Ischia Ink Workshop with Simo Capecchi and Caroline Peyron. In order to keep our hand clean we have to wear the glove to work with it. I hate to have dirty hand during sketching. We have a funny photo with Carmina Vila, good memories.

My sketcher friend Chin Kok Kong who is a DIY man gave me an idea to soften the graphite putty (it become very hard after i kept it for almost a year) with water and put them in a small plastic container and work with water brush / watercolour brush.


20171208 Abstract

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Abstract, Mixed Media | Tags: | No Comments »

Size: 78 x 36 cm / triptych
Media: mixed media on paper


20171206 Dry Banana Tree, Balik Pulau

Posted: December 6th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Watercolour | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Size: 38 x 28 cm
Media: graphite & watercolour on paper


20171126 Malay House, Old Tanjung Tokong Road, Penang II

Posted: November 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chinese Ink & Watercolour, Streetscape | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on 20171126 Malay House, Old Tanjung Tokong Road, Penang II

Size: 28 x 76 cm
Media: Chinese ink & watercolour on paper


20171126 Malay House, Old Tanjung Tokong Road, Penang I

Posted: November 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Watercolour | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on 20171126 Malay House, Old Tanjung Tokong Road, Penang I

Size: 38 x 28 cm
Media: graphite & watercolour on paper


20171126 Heong San Si Temple, Old Tanjung Tokong Road, Penang

Posted: November 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Graphite, Streetscape | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on 20171126 Heong San Si Temple, Old Tanjung Tokong Road, Penang

Size: 28 x 38 cm
Media: graphite & watercolour graphite on paper


20171120 The Mushrooms

Posted: November 20th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Mixed Media, Still Life | Tags: , , | Comments Off on 20171120 The Mushrooms

Size: 38 x 112 cm
Media: mixed media on paper