People sketches 

People in watercolour by Evelyn Yee

Was out in a field trip with the KL sketching group and I decided that I will try to capture as many of them as possible. I managed a number of them but missed a few. The above piece is a montage on the front page. 

People in watercolour by Evelyn Yee
People in watercolour by Evelyn Yee

Here are a couple of zoomed-in versions.

I am still working on the back page which is half the size of the spread on top. The trouble with leaving sketches to finish later is that I might not get round to it for a while! 

Will see! Will post when I finish the other side 😊

Painting nature

I went on a excursion with the Kuala Lumpur USK group last weekend. It was so lovely to get out of the city and it was a weekend of sketching and fellowship; obviously a very enjoyable one for me. Here are 2 sketches from last week.

Chamang waterfalls by Evelyn YeeStream watercolour by Evelyn Yee

Hope you are all well. More posts to follow soon.

Food in watercolour

Chinese lunch watercolour by Evelyn Yee
Mapo Tofu and Beef & veg stir fry – sketched at lunch last week. The food was so delicious – sometimes all I want is comfort food 😄

Asian snacks watercolour by Evelyn Yee
Day one Kuala Lumpur – the Yees went out for breakfast and what a yummy one it was – Dim Sum! And then I had to buy some local snacks.

More food sketches – as I enjoy the local delicacies in Malaysia – to follow!

Flowers and gardens 

Botanic Gardens watercolour by Evelyn Yee

I went to the Melbourne Botanic Gardens the other day. I wanted to make the most of the remaining warm weather, and it was a gorgeous sunny day – perfect for sketching outdoors.

The painting above was completed on location. What attracted me most was the autumn colours of the trees. The pen sketch on the top was of some dahlias.

Garden watercolour by Evelyn Yee

Sometimes I don’t get to go out to the gardens so I rely of photos for inspiration. In some instances, I come across beautiful scenes in photos that make me want to paint. These two – above and below – are scenes in New Zealand.

Garden watercolour by Evelyn Yee

I love painting plants. It is addictive! Till next post, take care!

Colour pencil people

I just started a new sketchbook which I will only use for capturing people, as a journal and to practise. 

End of day at cafe by Evelyn Yee

Sweeping the floor of a cafe at the end of the day

As the papers are made of thin paper, I will be using pen and pencils. I had forgotten how wonderful colour pencils are. 

People at a cafe by Evelyn Yee

I think that kid might be quite hyper soon looking at the package of 6 easter eggs on the table. For the moment, Dad (and family – not drawn) was enjoying a bit of peace and quiet.

There is another benefit – they are so easy to carry around too.

Here are 2 images – hope you enjoy them. There will be more to follow :).

Practising landscapes

Watercolour landscape by Evelyn Yee

I have no access to country views unless I drive out of the city, so the next best thing is to drive to a library for some books.

Watercolour landscape by Evelyn Yee

And books present so many gorgeous photos, with amazing colours and composition.  They make great reference photos – I really enjoyed painting these.

In case you are wondering, these are New Zealand scenes.