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 a watercolour wash. I reduced the boat 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 diluted 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.
Size: 28 x 38 cm
Media: graphite & watercolour graphite on paper