Sketches in the Perfect Sketchbook Vol 1

I've finally completed The Perfect Sketchbook after six months, from 7 March to 23 September 2015. It's a small sketchbook and by right I could have finished it much faster. Each sketch took me about 30-45 minutes, however I don't use it often even though I wished I could.

I've used QoR watercolours for all the sketches below unless otherwise noted. And I've noticed that QoR is definitely not as intense as Mission Gold that I've used for a handful of the sketches.

The Vietnam Airlines plane I was about to board to go to Hanoi. Daniel Smith watercolours used.

A talk by Mindflyer and Miel at Basheer Graphic Books.

Drawing so much details in such a small book is challenging. You learn how to simplify, such as representing each book in the background with just one line each.

Singapore skyline from the Esplanade waterfront.

Botanical drawing requires a lot of concentration.

This is Waterloo St, Singapore. Drawing such a busy scene in such a small sketchbook is incredibly challenging.

Two sketches of what I think are student quarters at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).

Dead bird

Neil Road

Asian Civilisation Museum

Singapore Art Museum

Duxton Hill.

The Unmanned Firefighting Machine and the 4th Generation Red Rhino from SCDF. Daniel Smith watercolours.

North Bridge Road

Clarke Quay

Ann Siang Hill

Ann Siang Hill

Maxwell Road

Maxwell Road


Paddy Hills cafe. Lines were drawn with the modified Namiki Falcon and it felt more scratchy than usual.

Victoria St and Stamford Rd

Merlion Park

Marina Bay Sands

Coleman St. Painted with Mission Gold Watercolours

Raffles Hotel's lawn. Painted with Mission Gold Watercolours.

Ann Siang Road. Painted with Mission Gold Watercolours.

Clementi Ave 3. Painted with Mission Gold Watercolours.

Chinatown. Drawn with Uniball Signo Gelsticks.

Chinatown. Signo Gelsticks and Mission Gold watercolours.

Bukit Batok neighbourhood

North Bridge Road

Bali Lane

Dakota Crescent

Here's the video for those into flip-throughs.


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