Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Recent Sketches at Orchard Road

Here are a couple of sketches I did before a recent dinner appointment at Orchard Road. I was supposed to meet my friend at 313 Somerset, but I decided to go earlier to search for and sketch the old Singapore Chinese Girls' School campus at Emerald Hill that my friends told me about. I went back to Emerald Hill and found the following building and did this sketch with a cheap Parker fountain pen loaded with Calli brown ink:

It was only after posting it that I realised that this was not the main campus. Looks like I'll have to make another trip down again...

While waiting at the restaurant for my friend to arrive, I decided to do another quick sketch of the chefs preparing xiao long bao (a kind of Chinese meat dumplings). I did this using a Pentel Pocket Brush very quickly. The man on the right was weighing out the dough lumps on a scale, the one on the left was flattening them into flat circles, and the one in the middle was wrapping the minced meat mix into the skins that the left guy had flattened out.

What I found most surprising was that after I uploaded this sketch on Facebook, it quickly received the most likes out of any of my FB photos, crossing the 60 mark in just a couple of days! I find it interesting that some of the drawings that I make the least of turn out to be the most popular.

Sketchwalk at Portsdown Road with Urban Sketchers Singapore - Jan 2013

I made this video of our first sketchwalk for 2013 when our regular photographer/videographer wasn't able to join us.

Shot with Canon G12, edited in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Music: Si Tu Savais by Arsen (downloaded from Jamendo)

Fan Art - Gatchaman, Silverhawks, Deadpool, Captain America, Spock

I always saw Gatchaman and Silverhawks as western-oriental counterparts...

Red and black Sakura brush-tip pens

Red, black and blue Sakura brush-tip pens;
warm grey Faber Castell brush-tip Pitt pen

Why is Spock wearing red?
Because it's Chinese New Year!
Have a prosperous new year!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

People and Random sketches

I bought the Nico Marlet sketchbook recently and got inspired to start using my A6 sketchbook again. The quality of sketches he manages to squeeze into that small A6 volume is simply amazing. Here are my not-so-amazing sketches done recently.

A colleague of mine
Copyright © Favian Ee 2013

A Facebook friend posted on her wall that she liked
men with droopy eyes and crow's feet.
This image came to mind...
Copyright © Favian Ee 2013

Copyright © Favian Ee 2013

Character sketch of Liz Steel from USK Australia (Sydney)
Copyright © Favian Ee 2013

Copyright © Favian Ee 2013

There's something very wrong with this drawing... Guess what.
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Pixar Fan Art Challenge

A friend of mine started of this fun activity of drawing fan-art of cartoon/movie characters. She started off drawing Merida, and I did mine, and then she roped in another of our friends. We've done Brave, Up, and Monsters Inc. so far. Thought I'd share some of my sketches here :)