Thursday, May 25, 2017

E.T. Seton Park


At this moment, Toronto's weather is so unpredictable. It rains few days a week and it's already in May. Sometimes it is pretty chilly tho. There was an BBQ event from the Volks club and William was going to join it. E.T. Seton is part of a chain of parks in the area forming a green forested corridor to hike along the Don River. It was a sunny sun and I could miss the chance to enjoy the sunshine. I was doing the sketches while Will was enjoying the gathering with friends. 

I picked a spot near the flyover, Overlea Blvd, where I can see a high rise behind it. In front of it, there are big trees. Under these trees are the picnic tables. There were kids playing the Sprite Scooters. I saw a mom and her daughter playing badminton. From the distance under a tree, a group of people set up a grill for BBQ. The park was full of laugh and smell of nice food from BBQ. And of course, mostly importantly, full of sunshine.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

水彩畫班


未完成的作品
今次第一張的水彩畫是畫提子,學習如何掌握顏色與水的份量,以及時間的配合。這個是個很好的練習。同學們很用心,並嘗試運用不用的色彩。

完成作品
經過一星期的耕種,提子終於收割了!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Can you imagine that you really sketch the real warplanes?


It was an extraordinary experience to me to sketch the warplanes in the museum. Thank you Urban Sketchers Waterloo Region for organizing a sketching event at The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.
The staff are very knowledgable! They know everything about the planes. You can sit in the pilot seat for some planes. The museum is not very large but it has a lot of information and history about the war and these planes. I learnt a lot from this visit. You also can book a flight to let these planes take you up to sky. Most of these planes still works very well.

Thank you Nick for telling us so many things about these planes.

I always want to draw the real planes and I am so happy that I did it!!




Monday, January 30, 2017

Sketching in Tokyo

Japan is a special country. People are very polite. The streets are very clean. "Simple and caring" is my impression of Japan. We stopped over in Tokyo for few days on the way to Toronto. I met some Tokyo sketchers there and had a fun afternoon. It was a bit chilly but nothing affects a Torontonian, really. We met at Omotesando Station then we decided to stay in the Spiral building where is quite and neat. There are glass walls in the building with chairs facing the glasses. We sat there and looked outside. People were rushing on the streets, coming in and out from the restaurants and shops. 
The buildings on Aoyama Dori opposite to the Spiral Building
We sat there and looked outside

Thank you Kumi and everyone!

Our sketches from Spiral Building

Then we went to a shopping area near Harajuku (原宿). I used a water-soluble pen to draw the line and then fill with watercolour. I touched some lines to make them bleed. It was quite interesting. We were supposed to spend an hour on the street OUTSIDE. However, it became quite cold and we decided to find a coffee shop to stay after about half an hour staying.


Our works on the street outside! 
Look at us! With the hot drink in our hand, we chatted and shared our works. Yumi and Atsuko sketched us when we were talking. We shared everything! Edgar is a talented artist who uses red wine to paint. I enjoyed very much the whole afternoon. The weather was cold but the sketchers in Tokyo were so welcoming and warm! Thank you!




Sunday, January 1, 2017

Portraiture Exercise


It's fun to do the portraits but it's not easy. I have done the watercolour portraits but I want to study and explore more. Nothing you can do but practice, practice and practice!
I got a nice sketchbook and have decided to do the portraits everyday, hopefully!