Urban sketching is a lot more fun when you’ve got a car to take you anywhere and everywhere! We grabbed Singapore’s very own urban sketcher Teoh Yi Chie and hopped into a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to visit the iconic Kampong Glam. Find out more about Teoh in this video as he speaks about some of his favourite urban sketching spots, and why he chooses drawing over snapping photos with his phone.
Check out what went on behind the scenes as Teoh went on an urban sketching adventure with Mitsubishi:
Inspired to start sketching? Subscribe to Teoh’s YouTube channel for tips, tricks, art book reviews, and more, or check out these classes and courses:
- Sketch & Draw: Urban Perspective by Artefakts
This entry-level, seven-session course ($420) focuses specifically on urban sketching, so be ready to step outdoors at some point as you’ll be taught how to draw trees, people, interiors, exteriors, and so on.
- Drawing and Sketching Trial Class by Visual Arts Centre
Learn the basic concepts of composition, proportions, and shading. Sign up for this trial class ($42) before deciding if you’d like to commit to eight sessions, 12 sessions, or 24 sessions.
- Short Courses by NAFA (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts)
As long as you’re over 17 years old, you can participate in NAFA’s short courses (from $300), all of which are suitable for beginners. Choose from a range of classes, including ‘Charcoal Drawing’, ‘Basic Portrait Drawing’, and ‘Techniques in Watercolour’.