Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Salazar Street

Faber-Castell PITT Artist Brush Pen, Black Fineliner on Travelogue Artist Journal; 3 hours

With the mandarin orange trees, boxes of tikoy, 2014 calendars, decorations with images of horses and good luck wishes on them, it is not hard to see that Chinese New Year is just around the corner.

This is the street of Salazar.  I used to frequent this place to drop by the nearby DVD store and Chinese bookstore.  The fruit stalls outside the stores along the street have always caught my attention every time I pass by, while the stores themselves go unnoticed.  Only until the time when I was sketching the street did I realize that there are several stores selling Chinese lucky charms in this area.

First Day of Sketching; 1 hour

Second Day of Sketching; 2 hours

I completed the sketch in two separate days.  It was becoming late the first day I did this sketch that I had to come back another day to complete the sketch.

The main difficulty lies in making the sketch look three dimensional.  Drawing overlapping objects helps in achieving this goal.  With overlaps, distinguishing between what's in front and what's at the back becomes easier.