Wednesday, February 15, 2017

In Memory of Mr Yip (Fat S Yip), One of Our Fellow Sketchers

In Memory of Mr Yip (Fat S Yip)

As one of the earliest members to join Urban Sketchers Hong Kong, Mr Yip had always been a very active member and had contributed many wonderful sketches of Hong Kong and abroad to our group. Mr Yip’s sketches are lively, cheerful and full of passion. Some of his sketches were explorations of Chinese ink painting in urban sketches, a rare and bold approach. His works indeed gave our fellow sketchers a lot of inspirations. We are very sad to learn about Mr Yip’s passing on the 5th February 2017 and we will surely miss him. He was 72.  

With deepest condolences,
Urban Sketchers Hong Kong

Sai Wan Ho Waterfront
Sep. 2016

Yuen Yuen Institute, Tsuen Wan
Feb. 2016

Kowloon Walled City Park
June 2016

"Yum Cha" Having Dim Sum, Quarry Bay
Sep 2016

Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences
Dec 2015

Motorcycle Show, Central
Oct 2013

Maryknoll House, Stanley
Sep 2016

Cafe in Stanley
Aug 2016

During his treatment in the hospital, he never stop what he loves.

Eastern Hospital
(this is his last post on our group)
Dec 2016

The University of Hong Kong
Nov 2013

The Pawn
Aug 2013

Museum of Medical Science
Dec 2015

Helena May
Nov 2014

Hong Kong Park
Jan 2014

Police Marriage Quarter
May 2014

Stanley Maryknoll House
Sept 2016

Urban Sketchers Symposium 2014

His Chinese Paintings are also stunning.

by Arturo Espinosa Rosique

by Charlotte Tanner

by Elizabeth Zearley

by Gary Tausch

by Patricia Gaignat

Many Artists painted him as a tribute and sure he will be missed.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

10 years x 10 classes in Hong Kong

Do you want to participate in the Hong Kong program to celebrate 10 years of Urban Sketchers? Take a look at the schedule and book the dates in your agenda!

A. Little stories (Build your basic sketching skills)
21 Jan
1. Stories of Small Objects : Learn the fundamentals of sketching by drawing collections of interesting objects
Ben Luk
11 Feb
2. Many Points of View : Learn the basics of perspective
Alvin Wong
5 Mar
3. Framing Fundamentals : Learn to decide what to sketch, and create simple focal points in your work
Vanessa Leung
B. Medium stories (Adding Interest with Places and People)

23 Apr
4. Foregrounds and backgrounds : Make your sketch interesting with subjects and context
Vanessa Leung
6 May
5. The Basics of Drawing People : Capturing gestures and body language - starting with people who hardly move
Rob Sketcherman
3 June
6. People Mountain People Sea : Drawing crowds and people in motion
Rob Sketcherman
C. Great stories (Tackling Large, Complicated Scenes)

2 Sep
7. The Basics of Bending Perspective : Learn about getting more in your sketch with 180* fish-eye techniques
Alvin Wong
14 Oct
8. Busy Street Scenes : Combine what you've learnt to tackle a typically busy Hong Kong street scene
Ben Luk
11 Nov
9. Wide vistas : Learn to create a panoramic sketch filled with detail
Gary Yeung
9 Dec
10. Story-telling in your sketches : Bring your work to life with a narrative. Learn to tell an interesting story through a combination of different of sketches.
Gary Yeung

Click here to read the full program.

Ready to subscribe? You can register contacting the lead instructor of this program by email:

Friday, October 21, 2016

Sketching Stanley Maryknoll House

Over 60 sketchers attended the sketch crawl on 25 September, using their sketchbooks to record this beautiful historic building in Stanley which was just sold to a developer with its future unknown.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Our Manchester Symposium 2016

15 urban sketchers from Hong Kong attended the Manchester symposium. What an unforgettable experience! 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sketching Hong Kong Fringe Club

The buildings in which Hong Kong Fringe Club (South Block) and its neighbour, the Foreign Correspondents' Club (North Block) occupy were originally the headquarters of a local dairy company, Dairy Farm, and thus the structures were otherwise collectively called the old Dairy Farm Building.  The first block was built in 1892 and was further expanded in 1913, 1917 and 1925.  

In order to capture the beauty of these two buildings, Urban Sketchers Hong Kong gathered on 4 June and captured the many different faces of this landmark.  

Ben Luk 

Catherine Chan

Gary Yeung

Noble Wong

Oi Ling

Rob Sketcherman

Sandy Hau

Vanessa Leung

Victor Law

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Precious 。 HK 。 Colours - The 3rd Anniversary Exhibition of Urban Sketchers Hong Kong

Precious 。  HK 。  Colours

The 3rd Anniversary Exhibition of Urban Sketchers Hong Kong
On display are sketches made on location featuring diverse corners in this incredible city...all holding special significance to USkHK members.

25 May - 10 June 2016
Anita Chan Lai Ling Gallery, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central
Mon - Sat 
10am - 10pm

Enquiries: 2521 7251

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sketching at Maryknoll Convent School

On 16 April, Urban Sketchers Hong Kong assembled once again to sketch at the historic campus of Maryknoll Convent School in Kowloon Tong.   Thanks to Ms. Barbara Hung (Chairperson of MCS Foundation), Dr. Maria Lee, the school supervisor and Mr. Yan, the teacher of MCS, we enjoyed a wonderful day sketching the beauty of the historic buildings on campus.  

During the show-and-tell session, members of USKhk and MCS shared techniques, exchanged ideas and views on the many sketches produced on site.  

A group photo of all the happy results!  Before taking a look at this year's result, here is the link to last year activity at MCS:

Ann Ma

Alvin Wong

Ben Luk

Ben Luk

Catherine Chan

Catherine Chan

Chickita Kwan

Chickita Kwan

Collins Yeung

Gary Yeung

Guillaume How-Choong

Guillaume How-Choong

Ida Tse

Lee Suet Sum

Lee Suet Sum

Magi Chen

Maria Lee

Michelle Ng

Michelle Ng

Ming Lee

Noble Wong

Sandy Hau

Sarah Li


Vanessa Leung

Vanessa Leung

Wong Suede