Today's sketchwalk started, as usual, at the URA building.
It was a pretty rushed one as there was a talk by a URA guy whose name I can't remember. The talk was on the history of Chinatown which was pretty interesting. It's fascinating to see the old photos and comparing them with the modern landscape.
This was drawn at the corner of Chinatown complex where it meets the shophouses. It's a pretty rushed piece. Probably drawn within an hour. I'm happy with the composition so I might go back there to draw it again with greater detail.
This is at the junction of Kreta Ayer Road and Keong Saik Road. That's what the Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple is located.
While sketching this, I was nearly hit on the head by a falling bamboo pole, the ones used for hanging close. It's a near death experience. I had no idea from what height that bamboo pole fell from.
When drawing it's easy to get too engrossed. It's very important to find a safe place to sketch.
The temple is the Po Chiak Keng. All temples are difficult to draw. Their architectural details are insane. I find it pretty hard to simplify all the details into something just suggestive enough.