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.


20180822 Rope Walk, Penang

Posted: August 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Chinese Ink | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Size: 28 x 76 cm
Media: Chinese ink on paper
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20180717 Porto

Posted: July 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Chinese Ink | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

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


20180716 Porto Roofscape view from Igreja Monumento de Sao Francisco

Posted: July 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Chinese Ink & Watercolour | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

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


20180522 Dalat International School, Penang

Posted: May 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Chinese Ink & Watercolour | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

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


20180520 Shou Thean Keong Temple, Perak Road, Penang

Posted: May 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Chinese Ink & Watercolour | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Size: 28 x 76 cm
Media: Chinese ink & watercolour on paper
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20180318 Prangin Lane, Penang

Posted: March 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Chinese Ink & Watercolour | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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


20180304 Penang Chinese Taxi Driver Asociation, Burmah Road

Posted: March 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Chinese Ink & Watercolour | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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


20180131 Corns Study II

Posted: January 31st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Graphite, Graphite & Watercolour | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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


20180131 Corns Study I

Posted: January 31st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Graphite, Graphite & Watercolour, Object | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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