Singapore’s Urban Sketchers

Singapore’s Urban Sketchers

At Al Waldi Restaurant, I met a Singapore street sketcher. As she sketched the “putu piring” making kiosk and as I photographed it, we had a brief conversation. Just like in KL, there is now a growing community of street sketchers. It is a great way of documenting a cultural activity and heritage architectural subjects. They are also known as urban sketchers and its is usually done on location.

Only people I know into street sketching on my FB are Lim Chin Han, Victor Chin and perhaps Merilyn PL Ng. Let me know if you are one.

Anyone from the community can recognize this lady? I like to credit her and to connect with her to see more of her sketches. I should have sketched her name somewhere. I think I did and lost the coffee shop’s chope tissue.

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Saturday Afternoon Painting Of The Village Grocer.

Melons and bananas liven up a drab corner. It was through this corner village grocer or mini market Lian Ho that I managed to trace the name of the street as Jalan Besar.

While I was satisfied with the original street view or documentary view, I felt I can turn it into art. It was the ragged wooden kiosk or cart that gave it so much character.

I ran the image through Smart Photo Editor’s Photo Art Filter to make it painting or art like. This is for my painting, sketching and artist friends such as Lim Chin Han, Merilyn PL Ng and Johnny Ong Kki.

By the way, anyone knows what are those yellow melons? I was thinking maybe they are golden honeydew melons. It was listed as RM 9 per kg for medium sized ones.

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f11, 1/250 sec.

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Rage Against The Machine

Lithuanian street artist Ernest Zacharevic, who is well known for his wall murals and 3D installations in Penang, is credited with this weird 3D inatallation in Chinatown KL entitled Rage Against The Machine. I said weird because some of the painted children look like ‘Matsallehs’ (or Caucasians).

Although I have read about it previously, I was lucky to stumble upon the self-commissioned artwork by chance today. I had no idea of its exact location before this.

Another weird thing is the choice of location as it is at a private car park. Cars were parked in front of the cutout yellow school bus making photography and appreciation difficult.

The brilliant light or weather this morning made the rough texture of the brick wall stand out and it contrasted nicely with the blue pinafore uniforms worn by our schoolgirls. I would never think about vandalisng the school bus that transported me though. Am I weird?

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f11, 1/1600 sec

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Buka Puasa At Capital

Also from last night, a sketch of the old-school coffee shop in Batu Road. The long-time kopitiam serves halal food.

Real-time sketching from the middle of a busy road can be dangerous. I used a sketch filter on the pic instead.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 3200, f7.1, 1/200 sec.