Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Junction of Ann Siang Hill and Club Street

150mm x 210mm. Pigment ink, watercolours. Shyam had chosen this spot. Splendid composition, a difficult juxtaposition though. The difficulties were evident. I completed the pencil sketch on-site in the drizzle. The pencil sketch took an hour and after which, I had to amend the building on the left. The watercolours were done a day after in the comfort of my room.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Thian Hock Keng

150mm x 210mm. Pigment ink, watercolours. This was sketched in pencils and ink on-site. The intricate details were close to overwhelming and the decision for framing the piece was no easy matter.

There were numerous tour buses that came and went for long periods and obstructed large sections of the temple compound. I had chosen a head-on composition as I had wanted to capture the entire stretch.

In hindsight, a long piece of paper and a larger piece would have a certain effect that this current one hadn't. Watercolours, unless one were to apply more pigment, was limited in the sense of the darkness of colours. Of course, the darkness would, in a sense, defeat the purpose of the medium, application of more pigment ink? Entirely possible. I would be exploring other avenues in time to come.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Pagoda Street

Pagoda Street nightscene. 150mm x 210mm. Pigment ink, watercolours. (The darkness was adjusted digitally). For this one, I had to stand in an empty shop lot where the stallholders had packed up earlier to draw the pencils. The ink lines were added when I was on the train much later. Finally, the watercolours was applied when I was at my table. Wet cartridge paper with moderately dry brush and paint.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Velocity at Novena Square

Velocity at Novena Square. 150mm x 210mm. pigment ink, Copic, markers, watercolours.