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

20180917 Spider Crab

Posted: September 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Animal & Insect, Graphite & Watercolour | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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


20180909 Goddess of Mercy Temple, Pitt Street, Penang

Posted: September 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Chinese Ink & Watercolour, Tools | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Size: 28 x 76 cm
Media: Chinese ink & watercolour on paper
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This sketch was done with bamboo pen instead of twig pen with Chinese ink on watercolour paper. The bamboo pen is bought from art material shop but i sharpened one side of the nib to very thin like a mini size oil painting knife. It’s the same method as how i sharpen my twig pen (like i always show in the workshop). Bamboo pen is harder compare to twig pen and produced thinner and more solid lines. I love to work with more details recently and this bamboo pen is ideal to work with. I also DIY some bamboo pens using old broken Chinese painting brushes.

The Chinese ink used for the sketch also not the brand which i normally use. The type i tried this time is “Sumi Drawing Ink” that i get from DAISO, it’s also water proof after completely dry on paper. I added watercolour wash as you can see in the final sketch.


20180905 The Face II

Posted: September 5th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Abstract, Graphite & Chinese Ink | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Size: 38 x 28 cm
Media: graphite & chinese ink on paper


20180905 The Face I

Posted: September 5th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Abstract, Graphite & Chinese Ink | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Size: 38 x 28 cm
Media: graphite & chinese ink on paper


20180902 Golden Hair Dog Fern

Posted: September 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Botanic, Graphite | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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


20180902 Corner Laundry Shop, Lorong Pasar, Penang

Posted: September 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Chinese Ink & Watercolour | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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


20180831 Petai

Posted: August 31st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Graphite & Chinese Ink | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Size: 38 x 28 cm
Media: graphite & chinese ink on paper

Teratai & Petai series. Chinese ink and watercolour graphite somehow didn’t merge well so i explore the possibility of using “double exposure” technique in photography in the sketch. It’s a fun exploration and i will continue to do more in the series.


20180830 Teratai

Posted: August 30th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Graphite & Chinese Ink | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Size: 38 x 28 cm
Media: graphite & chinese ink on paper


20180827 Bon Ton, Langkawi

Posted: August 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Chinese Ink & Watercolour | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

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


20180827 Temple Tree, Langkawi

Posted: August 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Chinese Ink & Watercolour | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

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