Last little bits from Singapore

Little bits and pieces of my trip to Singapore that I haven’t posted yet…

A page of quick figure sketches on a layover at Narita Airport, on my way to Singapore. Sailor Bent Nib Pen, and something I’ve been playing around with a little: a waterbrush preloaded with diluted ink.airport_people2

You can see I tried that again here on toned paper at the very last sketchcrawl at the Urban Sketchers Symposium. Quick little figures, this time with brushpen, a diluted grey in a waterbrush, ( a mix of blue and brown inks) and a white gelpen.



These shophouses were just off Arab Street. It was hot and sunny, and I sketched from the shaded side of the street. From my first day in Singapore.singapore_shophouses3

More shophouses, this time on Purvis Street, at the opening sketchcrawl for the symposium where I sat between two amazing sketchers: How’s that for inspiration? Ch’ng Kiah Kiean aka KK on the left, Jim Richards on the right.


This is the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, by the architect Moshe Safdie. Can’t say I loved the building, but it is certainly unforgettable.singapore_ship_building_israel

I really came to like the Supertrees, though. Their ever changing appearance over the course of the day is lovely. Sketched in the fast-fading light with one of my favorite sketchers, Marina Grechanik. But we didn’t take a photo, Marina!singapore_electricTreesA view of the National Design Center and the city beyond from the National Library.

And a scene I just had to stop and capture: skyscrapers with clothes hanging out to dry.singapore_clothes_hanging

The Raffles Hotel, home of the Singapore Sling.singapore_raffles
Look what  Stephanie Bower, was doing while I did this!

everyoneI can’t say enough about how fantastic it is to get to sketch with so many sketchers, to exchange ideas, and to be inspired by their work. I’m always sad when I leave because there just isn’t enough time to spend with my growing bunch of Usk friends! But there is always a next time…

A big, big thank you to the organizers for another fantastic Symposium and for so many wonderful memories from Singapore.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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3 Responses to Last little bits from Singapore

  1. LightWriters says:

    Remarkable artistry!


  2. Lee Kline says:

    Suhita, I love those calligraphic studies on toned paper. Really well done. i understand that the next symposium will be in Manchester (England?) next year. Is that so?


    • yes, Lee, Manchester it is, which gives everyone a full year to try and work it into their schedules! It’s an amazing experience, and one that’s hard to explain if you haven’t been to one. But just as inspiration and learning , it is SO worth it!


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