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.


20170402 Pitt Street

Posted: April 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Chinese Ink & Watercolour | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

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


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, 3 fold
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。


20110508 Pitt Street 椰腳街

Posted: May 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Chinese Ink & Watercolour | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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


20101117 Kapitan Keling Mosque 吉寧甲必丹回教堂

Posted: November 17th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Graphite | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

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Size: 28 x 76 cm
Media: graphite on paper


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。


20100502 Kapitan Keling Mosque, Chulia Street 吉寧甲必丹回教堂

Posted: May 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Graphite | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

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Size: 28 x 76 cm
Media: graphite on paper

喬治市裡我最喜愛的回教堂之一。喜歡其錯落有致的圓頂分布於建築間。


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