I am bringing you updates of our recent Sketching Georgetown event held in Penang from 5-7 July. This is the 2nd time USK Penang has organised the sketching event and what an overwhelming response this year. They were expecting only 120 participants but the number swelled to nearly 200 when registration opened. We had sketchers from Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia and UK. This event also coincides with the annual Georgetown festival. We came together to sketch and celebrate this famous UNESCO town.
I had the privilege to teach a food sketching workshop during the 3 day event. Together with Whee Teck, we taught 20 participants about watercolour properties and how to do paint testing. We finished off by showing how to create interesting textures that can be quickly used for sketching delicious local food. There were 8 other workshops conducted by fellow Asian sketchers which took place during the 3 day event.
The atmosphere throughout the 3 days was electric. We did not want to stop sketching. I had a blast and so glad to part of this big sketching family. Thank you KK and Khoo from USK Penang for being such good host and organisers.