February 2nd, 2015

Singapore Temple

Artist: Edric Hsu, Singapore
Artist’s Statement: I am a freelance illustrator, and I dream of one day writing and illustrating my own story books. This is a drawing of the Tang Gah Beo Temple, located at Bukit Purmei district of Singapore, not far from where I live and grew up. This is the temple where my late parents’ and relatives’ ancestral tablets are housed, and where I often visit to pay my respects to them. I drew this sketch at the temple entrance on my 42nd birthday, on the 4th November, right after my visit.

I have lived in this neighbourhood my entire life, and basically all my fond memories of my growing up years were from here. Sadly, many of these places had long been demolished and rebuilt as industrial warehouses and condominiums. Thankfully, the century-old Tang Gah Beo Temple has remained, along with its neighbour, the Church of St. Teresa.

Here I used my favourite waterproof Kuretake ZIG Writer marker (that comes with dual 0.5mm and 1.2mm tips) and my small travel palette of Holbein and Rembrandt watercolours. The only brush I used here is a #12 ColorPro Series 2350-P travel brush.

MEDIA: Ink and watercolor
SURFACE: Zeta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Smooth Finish

Tang Gah Beo Temple

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