Yesterday I arranged the works sketched in Penang 6 months ago. I sketched with markers and a little watercolor, and the style was so different from now. The trip was in the last day in Penang. Because I took 17:30 flight back to Taiwan, there was still half day for looking around. Therefore, I went out and sketched nearby the hotel.
After check out at noon, taxi driver took me visiting Chew Jetty and Khoo Kongsi, then took me to airport.
此小遊記可分為三個部分 (Travelogue has 3 chapters)
(1) 速寫作品( Sketch works)，Link to Album
(2) 寫生用具準備&經驗分享 (Preparation of tools & experience sharing)
(3) 半天小旅遊 (half day trip)
(Preparation of tools & experience sharing)
You can refer to Pens and notebooks and Other tools . I didn't use too much watercolor. It was only used in painting part of the background. I sketched mainly with markers and used correction fluid to touch up the works, such as painting highlight.
我覺得麥克筆最有趣的地方在於搭配軟硬雙頭的設計，能夠畫出塊狀或是像毛筆一樣的筆觸，十分的具有特色。此外，使用麥克筆的優點是作畫速度可以非常快。通常完成一張水彩速寫約需要20~30 min的時間，但若是改用麥克筆速寫，可以縮短到10~20 min或甚至更快，以前在日本速寫旅行時，我甚至只花了5 min就完成一張大阪城的速寫。
The most interesting thing of marker is the dual head design. This design allows me painting with beautiful color lump or ink-brush-like strokes.In addition, using marker can significantly shorten the sketching time from 20~30 min (watercolor) to 10~20 min or even faster. I used to finish a sketch of Osaka fort with markers just in 5 min.
半天小旅遊 (Half day trip)
This is the work sketched in first day visiting Penang. Because my room faced the sea, I sketched this seascape.
張弼士故居( Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion)
In the day flying back to Taiwan, I explored in the lanes nearby Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and sketched this charming morning street view.
It is common seeing tourists take jinrikishas in Penang.
I walked to Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. Because didn't have enough time, I sketched 2 works outside without visiting inside. Then, I went to the other place nearby the hotel.
Nearby Bay View
I discovered a quaint street nearby the hotel. The sun shine in the street is so compelling. When I was sketching, one Iran tourist passed by me and talked with me for a while. After finishing the work, I went back to hotel for checking out, and took the taxi to next two spots.
龍山堂邱公司 (Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi)
Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi was the first place visited. It is one of the most distinctive Chinese clan association in Malaysia.This association has extensive lineage that can be traced back 650 years ago. It is well know for its magnificent clan temple. I sketched the mosque tower outside first, then looked around in Khoo Kongsi.
姓周橋 (Chew Jetty)
The last spot was Chew Jetty. There was a vendor sold artistic postcards at the entrance. I chatted and shared my works with him, and he loved them. After looking around, I departed for airport, and the half day trip was also over. I got a memorable sketching experience that day. I decided to stay one more day next time, otherwise it will be very very regrettable!