Sketching Hong Kong

We spent three weeks in Hong Kong, a modern city with an ancient culture, an amazing place with lots of sketching opportunities.

I enjoyed doing these sketches on a Pentalic 11″ x 14″ watercolour fieldbook.

This one was done one our last day in Tokyo.

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And on our first full day in Hong Kong I found this narrow apartment building flanked by a descending lane on both sides. On the lower right, just down the steps is a sidewalk shrine with odour of incense greeting you as you pass by.

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When I saw this building with the tree on the roof I thought it was abandoned but there’s an open shop on the ground floor.fullsizeoutput_188a

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The cats ambled  around my legs as I sat on stool sketching.

I had the opportunity to meet up with Urbansketchershongkong on one of their sketch crawls. This mansion was once the residence of the family that owned Tiger Balm ( the ointment). After two hours of sketching they gather and do a show and tell session. They are a very active, popular and hospitable group!

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This building lies in the Kowloon side of Hong Kong and its mottled weathered paint colours caught my eye.fullsizeoutput_1885

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There is street market with a tram line running through it in the North Point neighbourhood on Hong Kong island.

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It also rains in Hong Kong.

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Over 200 hundred Canadian soldiers are buried in San Wan cemetery and it was another rainy, gloomy day.

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Sai Kung was once a fishing village but is now a trendy area for expats and still has great seafood restaurants. Blue Girl beer藍妹啤酒 was my favourite beverage.

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I’ll end with this sketch of the Star Ferry, the iconic symbol of Hong Kong.fullsizeoutput_1a6dfullsizeoutput_1a74

While I miss the warm mostly sunny weather in Hong Kong, being able walk outdoors wearing T-shirt there is still a lot of Calgary to sketch.

Have fun sketching!

Rod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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