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: