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

20171231 Fishing Boat, Kuala Sepetang

Posted: December 31st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Graphite, Object, Watercolour | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on 20171231 Fishing Boat, Kuala Sepetang

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.


20161226 Teluk Bahang Fishing Village

Posted: December 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chinese Ink & Watercolour, Streetscape | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on 20161226 Teluk Bahang Fishing Village

Size: 38 x 28 cm
Media: Chinese ink & watercolour on paper


20160708 Kampung Sungai Udang, Nibong Tebal

Posted: July 8th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Streetscape | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on 20160708 Kampung Sungai Udang, Nibong Tebal

20160708 Kampung Sungai Udang, Nibong Tebal

Size: 38 x 28 cm
Media: Chinese ink & watercolour on paper


20160403 Gertak Sanggul Fishing Village, Penang

Posted: April 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Streetscape | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on 20160403 Gertak Sanggul Fishing Village, Penang

20160403 Gertak Sanggul Fishing Village, Penang

Size: 28 x 38 cm each x3
Media: Chinese ink on paper


20151227 Teluk Bahang Fishing Village II

Posted: December 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Streetscape | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on 20151227 Teluk Bahang Fishing Village II

20151227 Teluk Bahang Fishing Village II

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


20151010 Pulau Betong Fishing Village, Balik Pulau

Posted: October 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chinese Ink, Streetscape | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on 20151010 Pulau Betong Fishing Village, Balik Pulau

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