"I was born and live in Penang, Malaysia. I was trained as an architect but currently work as a graphic designer in Penang.
I love art. I started doing urbanscape sketching since the school time. At first, my sketches are for recording ideas purpose and as a visual diary for myself. Later I found that my sketches can be a complete art work and I started doing a series of sketches of my hometown, George Town. In 2008, George Town was formally inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
My tools for sketching are 6B-9B graphite and pencils, and I will finish my works outdoor on the spot. I am currently working on a series of George Town streetscapes. The paper format is long and horizontal. I found that the format fits well with the subject of streetscapes.
'Art makes life beautiful', this is my belief and practice."
On the flag: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA sketcher Jessie Chapman sketching at Charlottesville train station with UVA Medical Center in the distance.
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1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
3. Our drawings are a record of time and place.
4. We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
6. We support each other and draw together.
7. We share our drawings online.
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