My second sketch for the year to start this post.
for me this is THE image of Singapore. The old horizontal, colourful, lively shophouses of Boat Quay and the new vertical cold over scaled new highrise of the modern city… and the river once a busy and important lifeline to the city…now quiet
This was the first sketch of the year… somewhat out of control but I am using more water which is a good sign.
It was very surreal to be out early and see how deserted this area was – the morning after the big countdown… very calm sketching in peace and quiet!
I had put a general post on FB for anyone to join me, so while waiting for Favian and Chris to turn up did this crazy sketch – well I started it and almost immediately they turned up… but still I sketched – why do I do this?
What did I want to sketch? The fire station was on my list, but when I got there was thinking that it was a little too complicated for my mood. Had just said “I am going to enjoy my lunch when I have finished this sketch” and then Alvin turned up with very special cakes – just what I needed.
I sat and thought about the best way to tackle this subject and then thought of the chinograph pencil… ah! good idea! Really really enjoyed this sketch. Only the building is extremely complicated to draw, this one can out very easily.
But because it was so ‘fuzzy’ the architect in me need to do a more descriptive version.