Today's the official start of the George Town sketchwalk. This morning's location is at Kuan Yim Temple.
A wider piece of paper would have been more appropriate.
These sketchers including me were sitting opposite trying the sketch the temple.
Here another batch of sketchers at the same spot, with Ch'ng Kiah Kiean leading the front.
As soon as there's space, new sketchers came in. Yes, a lot of people were drawing from this view.
And even more further down the walkway. Sketchers everywhere.
Most of use are using watercolour but not this guy.
You know what's crazy? Sometimes I do want to lay down on the ground to draw just to get that ground perspective.
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.
Other sketchers further down the street.
Spotted another one of those wire exhibits.
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.
It's an incredible turnout.
We had lunch at a roadside stall.
Afternoon location was at Armenian Street. There was some other event going on so the whole place was packed with people towards the evening.
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.
Sketchers sitting in front of a shop that wasn't open.
There was a downpour suddenly and had everyone scrambling for shelter.
Bernard and Buz
This was drawn rather too quick. I didn't get the form of the building quite right.
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.
It's difficult to get in front.
Lim Han Seng
Ignatius signing the USK Singapore mini-sketchbook. By the way, I'm #20 inside the booklet if you have it.
Paul looking at Zhu Hong's masterpiece
Note that someone drew on a leaf.
That's all for the sketching for the day. It was tiring and hot and fun.
Here we're walking to the Equator Academy of Art for the talk and sharing session at night.
But we had dinner at Red Garden. That's Don Low and his wife.
Fried vegetables. Why?
Soup in bread
That's the first of many plates of fried oysters over the next few days.
This is the Equator Academy of Art. Thanks for providing the venue for the talk.
There's a nice gallery inside.
Sketchers trying to find chops with the right street names.
An introduction by Khoo Cheang Jin before the talk.
This is Dr Gwynn Jenkins talking about the history of George Town.
Tia is the second speaker. She talked about USK Singapore, the founding and the sketchwalks.
Taiwanese Liu Wen Xiang talked about his sketch and cycling trips.
The speakers were presented with some gifts.
More food after the talk.
This place is really alive with people and music.
That's Red Garden for you. It only opens at night.
Penang George Town Sketchwalk Day 3
All the photos in the Flickr set