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.

20140302 Second Penang Bridge 第一和二檳威大橋

Size: 28 x 76 cm each x2
Media: Chinese ink on paper