Sunday, November 13, 2016

sketches from UK trip


I only realize I have not posted any sketches here from my UK trip in July 2016. Here is one sketch at Covent Garden, London.

Friday, November 04, 2016

Inktober - mission completed

I am an urban sketcher but I also love doodling from imagination, often without references. For the very first time, I gave myself a task to do Inktober this year and tried to doodle underwater creatures for the challenge. I have no time to scan page by page for the entire month of October so I just took photographs with my phone camera and posted them on my Facebook. Click the image to see them all on Facebook.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Huge mural project

Photo Credit: Yuen Kit Mun

100% made in Singapore. We have the capability. Now everybody knows about it, this is my contribution. it's a huge mural panel at Basement 2, Centrepoint Mall. First of its kind in material and size because it is direct digital print on aluminium panels. No, I did not paint this on site. You can see it once you enter the mall from the MRT station via 313@Sommerset. I will need time to do the documentation on processes later.

Other artists who are involved in this are: Francis Theo, Ignatius Yeo and Tony Chua, all members of Urban Sketchers Singapore but this is not an Urban Sketchers project, it all started from a story line like this: Once upon a time, TIA met up with her old schoolmate from School of Architecture at Temesek Poly.......

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

October Sketchwalk

It's going to be a festive weekend with Deepavali/Diwali falling on Saturday, so we're going to visit the narrow and bustling streets of Little India looking for colourful scenes to put on paper.


Start (Briefing)
9:30 AM
City Square Mall (above Farrer Park MRT station)
Kitchener Road entrance steps

End (Show n Tell)
12:30 PM
Indian Heritage Centre

See you there!

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

Inktober #02

This is done with the Pental black brush pen.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

My first Inktober

This is the first time that I take part in Inktober. I have so many different types of sketchbooks, pens and colours that I bought or gifted laying pretty on my bookshelves, I need to either give away or do something about it. It was last Saturday on 1 Oct that I took out the A6 size sketchbook I got from Royal College of Art in 2004 and doodled on it with a grey brush pen. I used to doodle underwater sea creatures during those office meetings in the day, all imaginative and nonsensical based on a grid. Let's do this again and see how far it takes.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

September Sketchwalk announcement

For the session this coming Saturday, we visit Peck Seah / Tras Street, where some huge shophouses stand proudly against an ever climbing skyline.

9:30 am
Tanjong Pagar MRT Station
Exit A

There's a field like place by the side near the temple. And early birds can have their breakfast across the street at the coffeeshop or food centre.

Peck Seah and Tras Street, plus Tanjong Pagar Road, run parallel with lots of beautiful shophouses to catch your eye, and we'll move north towards Duxton.

12:30 pm
Flor Patisserie
2 Duxton Hill
Singapore 089588

We will end here, and those who wish to can enjoy Francis Theo's current exhibition of sketches done of Pulau Ubin.

Join the giveaway contest, thanks to Parka!

Link to the lucky draw giveaway contest:

Monday, September 19, 2016

What I was busy with

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Wood: Re-Purposed

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sketchwalk at Niven Road

Thanks Parka for the video of our monthly sketchwalk.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August Sketchwalk at Niven Road

This Saturday, we're visiting a quiet and lovely street, between Sophia Road, and Mackenzie Road.


9:30 AM
Wilkie Edge
- outside Starbucks

12:30 PM
Selegie Centre
- outside facing Mackenzie Road

The shophouses lining Niven Road are largely residences, with a few highlights such as Sophia Flats, the Khalsa Dharmak Sabha and a couple of intact Streamline Moderne Art Deco facades. There's also the David Elias Building just across from Wilkie Edge along Selegie Road, and the @Ellison Building at the Mackenzie end, slated for partial demolition.

Sketchers are also free to explore backlanes, and adjacent streets such as Wilkie and Mt Emily Road.

Architect and fellow sketcher Ian Tan has kindly volunteered to give a short background of the area and the mentioned landmarks during the session.

See you there!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Coming Soon

Give these local tree trunks a life. Something brewing for the Art Gallery@GCV at Temasek Poly where I work. The next show will be on 21 Sep 2016, 7pm. Mark your calendar.

Sunday, August 14, 2016



I have another website on my pottery work but it was inactive for a long period. I am very pleased with the result of latest wood firing on 6 Aug 2016.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Manchester Symposium

Just came back to the office after a fantastic 7th International Urban Sketchers Symposium held in Manchester from 27 to 30 July 2016. Will be posting my sketches soon. Here are two group photos taken on the last day on 30 July at All Sanits Park just outside the Symposium venue, Manchester School of Art. Sadly I was not in the photo because I was still sketching on the 7th storey of the building capturing the skyline of Manchester.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

July Sketchwalk at Wessex Estate

While about 20 sketchers from Singapore are in Manchester to attend the 7th International Urban Sketchers Symposium, our local sketchers are going to Wessex Estate for the monthly sketchwalk.

Wessex Village Square
9:30 am

Blk 10 Woking Rd
Papergirl Studio
12:30 pm

The area only has one bus service – 191 – which has a frequency of 20 minutes, which may add a lot of time to your commute there. You can board it across the road from Buona Vista MRT Station, in front of The Metropolis.

Timetable at bus stop:
Route Information:
Google Map of route to Wessex Village Square:

Friday, July 15, 2016


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Cafe people sketch

I was on official duty last Saturday and yesterday evening. So I took a few hours time-off this morning to enjoy my brunch at my favourite cafe - Penny University at East Coast Road. I was facing this loving young couple with a new born baby and got an urge to sketch the people. Sketching really calmed my nerves and at that moment I really wished I could stay a little longer. Too bad I had to leave for work and left before the lunch crowd walked in. Oh yes, sketching helps us pick up details - the ladies including the waitresses were all having ponytail hair except one even if they come and gone.

Monday, June 27, 2016

LEGO-Themed Family Day at our Campus

I missed the monthly sketchwalk at Serangoon Garden because I had to be on campus for our next activity in conjunction with the LEGO exhibition. It was a fun-filled Saturday after discovering so many young budding LEGO artists. The LEGO character look-alike imitation contest was really fun with family coming together and created the characters such as Mermaid, Bandit, Wizard and Sailor. It was fun fun fun!