Learning perspective with The Urban Sketching Handbook

Perspective drawing has never been my strength – even back when I was learning and studying the subject full-time as an art student. I hated drawing lines. My hand is such that whenever I try to draw a straight line, it would falter and curve somewhere in the middle. It may be a matter of practice, but I’ve always been put off by the idea of practicing how to draw straight lines. It was this laziness and manner of thinking that shaped my work – organic and loose lines that […]

What I learnt from copying a Van Gogh painting

If you looked through my 2018 portfolio page, you will find a portrait of Vincent Van Gogh. The challenge initially started when I was visiting the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and found that they were pricing €80 for an A3-sized poster of his works at the gift shop. Sure, it was a reproduction of the true original and yes, we will be contributing towards the preservation of his works in the museum – but I could not will myself to fork out that much money for a print! So […]