Sunday, May 12, 2013

1/2 price Frappuccino at Starbucks between 3-5pm May 3rd-12th

I'm usually not a big fan of Frappuccinos. My stomach just can't take cold drinks very well. But almost everyone in there is taking advantage of the 1/2 price Frappuccino so I ordered myself one as well while drawing this couple in front of me enjoying theirs in the nice weather out. 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Back from London

I'm glad this is just a blog. Not a plant or a pet. After almost 2 years of neglect it is still here for me :P I have moved from London back to Vancouver few months ago. I must admit it was very hard to pick up the paint brush while I was in London. There were just so much other things to do. I had met many Lovely friends through Lomography and often went out shooting photos with them (check out my Flickr for the photos I took over the years with my analogue cameras) Either that or I was too busy trying out new restaurants or doing shopping on Oxford street. I felt bad, I really wanted to paint more but I felt that I just couldn't do them anymore as how I liked before I went to London. I must have changed I thought!

And then I moved back to Vancouver and somehow I started to paint again. I used to carry multiple cameras in my bag everyday when I was in London, so I wouldn't miss any photo opportunities. Now I put my moleskine back in my bag, together with my pens and brushes. I found it very hard to shoot here, I'm just driving everywhere, I don't walk on the street much. I miss walking in SOHO passing by all sort of men, women, men dressed like women...etc. Time seems to be passing very slow here in Van. A lot of time I go to the same cafe and sit at the same window seat just stare outside at the same old tree. I think painting fit in much better in this life style. Of course I miss those weekend trips to different European cities too. Traveling seems to be a big deal here in North America and there aren't many places I can just go for a weekend. And I miss all my friends in London :(

lunch doodle

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hampstead Heath

Alright, it's been a looooooong while...since I last update gosh!! It's nice to be able draw again:) Went to Hampstead Heath today with my friend Justin. It was a nice and sunny day and we had a lot of fun!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Just came back from a trip to Morocco. Very exotic place with too much stuff to see. I only manage to capture few of them on my sketchbook here :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Some quick sketches

Some quick sketches I did in the past weeks and today. It's good to be back in London, there are just so many places I can go and draw :)

Did this 2 weeks ago just outside where I live along the riverside.

Went to the British museum last week and did this quick sketch by their Gift shop.

Went out with Justin today, walked along the Thames by the Tower Bridge.

Did this one super quick as we realized its actually quite cold to sit outside.

Sat at Strada by the river, they have a fabulous view of the Tower Bridge and the Thames.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

From the Trip

I went back to Vancouver for 2 weeks last month and went on a road trip with parents to Banff for 5 days. Only did these 2 sketches, was kinda a rushing trip, especially with parents, they always want to get from place to place, wanted to see every single mountain and lake :P Oh well... it was a great trip, the Canadian Rockies were truly amazing, everyone should go visit at least once I think :)


Canadian Rockies

Monday, August 09, 2010

Weekend sketches

I bought a new fountain pen, as I always wanted, I finally got it, the pink Lamy :) And I did some sketches, I like the uneven ink flow of the fountain pen. Since I have to press slightly harder for the ink to come out, it gives my sketches this comic look.

I tried to paint over my sketch, didn't realise the ink is not waterproof :P so I went back to my Pigma Micron pen for the watercolours. I shall order some waterproof ink next time.