It's a free-and-easy day for the fourth day. We covered the main places but there are still many streets not sketched. Those will have to be saved for another trip.
The main objective of the day was to visit the Nanyang Art & Graphic store along Carvarnon Street. It's a store that sells art materials. We were inside even as the shutters were being pulled up.
You can see the guys checking out the assortment of brushes. There are the kolinsky sable brushes, squirrel brushes and travel brushes.
The prices are very good. Crazy good. Tia bought RM$300 worth of brushes.
A rusted watercolour box going for half price. Incredible deal.
Another shop about 5 stores around was selling RM$11 Hero fountain pens. It's the 1077 model. Singapore's price is 4 times of that for a rather similar model. This is the incredible deal #2. The guys bought a lot of Hero pens.
Someone walked away with a free gift.
More street art seen near Armenian Street. They are by Ernest Zacharevic. I love the wall also. There are so many layers of textures. The bricks and the different layers of paint, and in different stages of weathering.
This is the exhibition area kindly provided by China House.
It's easy to spot the big sign hanging outside. The space is on the 2nd floor and if you enter China House from Victoria St, it's the first staircase up.
The sketches drawn the last few days will be on display until July 21, 2012. There are 76 pieces on display, almost all available for sale.
Well, in case you can't visit the exhibition, here are the pieces on display.
Here's Bo Juan adjusting one of the pieces. It's really quick putting up the display using pegs and wire mesh.
This is the guest book. Can you see my crazy sketch?
This is Rinna from Bangkok painting the wall.
A sketch drawn by me. That's Vivian, Rinna and I-Hsuan.
Someone drew a cat. I added the dog later. Actually, I drew a series of dogs, and fishes and monkeys.
It's around the afternoon and the exhibition opening doesn't start until 630pm. So I went back to Armenian St to do a quick sketch. It's Monday and there weren't a lot of people around. On Saturday, the whole place was packed.
This is the beautiful Amelie Cafe on Armenian Street. It's closed on Mondays. I love how the plants have integrated with the shop front. It's so charming.
This was at the 6.30pm opening. The atmosphere was terrific.
Everyone was enjoying themselves.
Tia, Ignatius and Asnee
Ch'ng Kiah Kiean and Bo Juan.
Bo Juan and his daughter.
Dr Gwynn Jenkins who gave the talk on George Town on the second day.
Tony Chua and Pramote
Ernest Zacharevic and Rinna
Rinna with Bo Juan's daughter
Khoo Cheang Jin, Tia, Ch'ng Kiah Kiean and me
Tan Chit Seng and Buz-walker
Me, Buz and Alvin
Me and the Johor sketchers
There are so many people I didn't get the names of.
Me, Zhu Hong and Liu Wen Xiang. Liu Wen Xiang is a cyclist and sketchers. He travels by bicycles to places you would normally take the bus, like up Genting Hill.
Rinna and me.
Khoo Cheang Jin calling for a toast.
This concludes the Penang George Town sketchwalk that was held over the four days. I had tremendous fun sketching with friends and new friends.
Once again, I would like to thank Ch'ng Kiah Kiean, Khoo Cheang Jin, Bo Juan, and the rest of the USK Penang group for organizing this event. It's really great to meet you guys. There's nothing like meeting the real person as compared to looking at profile avatars on facebook.
It's a really enjoyable experience and I hope there will be many more in the future. This is sketchwalk on a whole new level.
Penang George Town Sketchwalk Day 1
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