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

20171225 Palas Kipas, Penang Botanic Garden I

Posted: December 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Botanic, Graphite | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on 20171225 Palas Kipas, Penang Botanic Garden I

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


20171225 Vanvatu Fan Palm, Penang Botanic Garden

Posted: December 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Botanic, Graphite, Watercolour | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on 20171225 Vanvatu Fan Palm, Penang Botanic Garden

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


20171224 Palm Tree Study, Penang Plaza

Posted: December 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Botanic, Graphite, Watercolour | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on 20171224 Palm Tree Study, Penang Plaza

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


20171210 Teluk Bahang Fishing Village IV

Posted: December 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Graphite, Streetscape | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on 20171210 Teluk Bahang Fishing Village IV

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: , , , , | Comments Off on 20171210 Teluk Bahang Fishing Village III

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: , , , , | Comments Off on 20171210 Teluk Bahang Fishing Village II

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: , , , , | Comments Off on 20171210 Teluk Bahang Fishing Village I

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.


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


20171119 Kimberly Street, Penang

Posted: November 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Graphite, Streetscape | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on 20171119 Kimberly Street, Penang

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


20171119 Sin Guat Keong Kopitiam, Kimberly Street, Penang III

Posted: November 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Graphite, Streetscape | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on 20171119 Sin Guat Keong Kopitiam, Kimberly Street, Penang III

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