Some days you feel like painting a scene from a place you’ve never set foot in. Last Sunday, I poured myself some coffee, played some Mashrou’ Leila and got to work painting a busy night scene from Hong Kong’s Temple Street.
Thanks to Korkusung on Shutterstock, whose photo I’ve used as a reference for this piece.
Step One: A quick, light pencil sketch (I say quick but it took me quite a while to flesh out the details).
Step Two: Applying watercolour to the main blocks.
Step Three: Details, including people in the background, signboards and food & drinks on the table.
Step Four: Light and shadows.
And voilà, the final outcome:
I’ll admit, this piece took most of the day to complete. But I’m happy with the way it turned out. After all, a Sunday spent painting is a Sunday well spent, amiright?
See it on Instagram.