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

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.


20170201 Chinese New Year at Goddess of Mercy Temple

Posted: February 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Chinese Ink & Watercolour | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

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

大年初五的前來觀音亭拜拜的信徒依然眾多。等待領取免費食物或紅包的民眾和大紅紅的燈籠一樣的多。


20130210 Goddess of Mercy Temple 大年初一的觀音亭

Posted: February 10th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

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

當小販的父親每年唯一的假日就是新年初一。那一年向父母拜過年後我就和他一起到椰腳街散步。他去觀音亭膜拜祈福,我則在對面大街素描那人山人海一片紅彤彤的過年景象。


20120707 Goddess of Mercy Temple 觀音亭

Posted: July 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Chinese Ink | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Size: 19 x 56 cm
Media: Chinese ink on paper

喬治市的觀音亭是許多檳城華人心靈寄託的古廟之一。小時候父親總是會牽著我和妹妹的手一起到那邊拜拜祈求全家安康。


The Art of Urban Sketching

Posted: September 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Feature | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

The Art of Urban Sketching is both a comprehensive guide and a showcase of location drawings by artists around the world who draw the cities where they live and travel. This beautiful, 320-page volume explains urban sketching within the context of a long historical tradition and how it is being practiced today. It includes profiles of leading practitioners, a discussion of the benefits of working in this art form, and shows how one can participate and experience it through modern-day social networks and online activity.

The book is illustrated with over 600 beautiful, contemporary illustrations, and includes artists’ profiles and extended captions where these urban sketchers share their stories, how they work, sketching tips, and the tools behind each drawing. With sketches and observations from more than 50 cities in more than 30 countries, the book offers a visually arresting, storytelling take on urban life from different cultures and artistic styles, as well as insight into various drawing techniques and mediums.

About the author

Gabriel Campanario is a staff artist at The Seattle Times and the founder of Urban Sketchers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing. Campanario’s newspaper column, Seattle Sketcher, was recently awarded first place for blog writing in “The Best of the West” journalism contest. The blog and weekly print column, which combine location sketches and written stories, have quickly become popular in the Seattle area, where Campanario has been featured in TV and radio appearances.

A native Spaniard, Campanario moved to the U.S. in 1998 and has lived near Seattle with his wife and two children since 2006. His journalism career spans two decades, working for newspapers in Barcelona, Lisbon, California, and Virginia. Campanario has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.

Publisher: Quarry Books, an imprint of Rockport Publishers


20100606 Kuan Yim Teng 觀音亭

Posted: June 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Chinese Ink & Watercolour | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Size: 28 x 76 cm
Media: graphite & watercolour on paper

喬治市的觀音亭是許多檳城華人心靈寄託的古廟之一。小時候父親總是會牽著我和妹妹的手一起到那邊拜拜祈求全家安康。


20090725 Goddess of Mercy Temple, Pitt Street 觀音亭

Posted: July 25th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Graphite | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

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Size: 28 x 76 cm
Media: graphite on paper