Penang George Town Sketchwalk Day 2

Today's the official start of the George Town sketchwalk. This morning's location is at Kuan Yim Temple.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Jul 2012
A wider piece of paper would have been more appropriate.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
These sketchers including me were sitting opposite trying the sketch the temple.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Here another batch of sketchers at the same spot, with Ch'ng Kiah Kiean leading the front.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
As soon as there's space, new sketchers came in. Yes, a lot of people were drawing from this view.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
And even more further down the walkway. Sketchers everywhere.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Most of use are using watercolour but not this guy.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
You know what's crazy? Sometimes I do want to lay down on the ground to draw just to get that ground perspective.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
This man is not from the sketching group. When the morning sketch ended, he was still there. He must have stood for 3 hours straight.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Other sketchers further down the street.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Spotted another one of those wire exhibits.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
According to Tia's husband, lok lok here is more hygenic than in Singapore, that's when we still have them. He said in Singapore, people would dip their stick into the sauce after talking a bite. Here, the sticks are served with the sauce applied over.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
It's an incredible turnout.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
We had lunch at a roadside stall.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Afternoon location was at Armenian Street. There was some other event going on so the whole place was packed with people towards the evening.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Here's a sketch which I regretted. The back alley at Armenian St doesn't actually look very diifferent from some of the back alleys in Singapore.

While sketching, I had to dodge drizzle and moving sunlight. I was half-baked by then. That's when I started to get jealous of those with umbrellas.

Penang Sketchwalk Jul 2012

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Sketchers sitting in front of a shop that wasn't open.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
There was a downpour suddenly and had everyone scrambling for shelter.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Bernard and Buz

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Jul 2012
This was drawn rather too quick. I didn't get the form of the building quite right.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
There were a few events happening, probably in conjunction with the George Town Festival. It was a Saturday and the whole place was packed with tourists besides us. The road was closed off, and there were many roadside stalls set up to sell stuff.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
It's difficult to get in front.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Lim Han Seng

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Ignatius signing the USK Singapore mini-sketchbook. By the way, I'm #20 inside the booklet if you have it.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Paul looking at Zhu Hong's masterpiece

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Note that someone drew on a leaf.

That's all for the sketching for the day. It was tiring and hot and fun.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Here we're walking to the Equator Academy of Art for the talk and sharing session at night.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
But we had dinner at Red Garden. That's Don Low and his wife.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Fried vegetables. Why?

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Prawn noodles.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Soup in bread

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
That's the first of many plates of fried oysters over the next few days.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
This is the Equator Academy of Art. Thanks for providing the venue for the talk.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
There's a nice gallery inside.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Sketchers trying to find chops with the right street names.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
An introduction by Khoo Cheang Jin before the talk.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
This is Dr Gwynn Jenkins talking about the history of George Town.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Tia is the second speaker. She talked about USK Singapore, the founding and the sketchwalks.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
Taiwanese Liu Wen Xiang talked about his sketch and cycling trips.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
The speakers were presented with some gifts.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
More food after the talk.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
This place is really alive with people and music.

Penang Sketchwalk Day 2 (Jul 2012)
That's Red Garden for you. It only opens at night.

Penang George Town Sketchwalk Day 3

All the photos in the Flickr set
http://www.flickr.com/photos/teohyc/sets/72157630446739936/detail/

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4 Comments

Hi, thanks for blogging the

Hi, thanks for blogging the event. Just to point out, the temple you drew is Kuan Yim Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple), not Yeap Kongsi Temple. Yeap Kongsi Temple is at Armenian Street.

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