These are all the sketches from my George Town Penang trip last week. It was a really fun trip to be drawing with friends. Everywhere you turn, you can see sketchers with paper, pens and brushes.
This was the first piece drawn somewhere along Chulia Street in front of a chicken rice stall. Food stalls there have a tendency to use the word 'famous' to describe their dishes. E.g. Famous Prawn Noodles, Famous Chicken Rice, Famous...
They are still using the coin operated parking meters.
There are plenty of shophouses in George Town. They look quite similar to Singapore's on the exterior. However, they are much older, and they still retain much of the exterior characteristics. Many Singapore shophouses in Chinatown have glass fronts.
The shophouses are usually two floors high. The ceiling for the ground floor seems higher than Singapore's. Quite a few hostels were in shophouses.
Armenian Street was really crowded on a Saturday with some event going on. I didn't want to draw a big piece only to be blocked by cars and people. A wise choice because that was just what happened later.
This is Amelie Cafe along Armenian Street. It was drawn on a Monday after and the place was quite deserted except for a few tourists. The cafe was closed on Monday. It's quite a contrast from the crowd just two days earlier.
I love the decor of the cafe. The plants have almost enveloped the whole shop front. There are many novelty shops along the street. Some are still in traditional trade.
The third day's location was at Chew Jetty, one of the several clan jetties around the waterline. It's actually a village on stilts. The whole place is on reclaimed land as George Town extends outwards to the sea.
There are temples, convenience stores, gift shops as well as the homes for the people there. Locals there can just ride their bikes straight to their door.
It was quite crowded on a Sunday with all the tourists and sketchers.
I didn't like how this piece turned out. It's not easy mixing browns. Both pieces were coloured only back in Singapore.
Vivian, Rinna and I-Hsuan, They are from Taiwan and Thailand.
The space is on the 2nd floor and if you enter China House from Victoria St, it's the first staircase up. The opening dinner reception was on the ground floor.
And this is the video I made while I lost concentration while sketching.