I didn’t get out yesterday because of work deadlines. I felt empty inside: like I forgot breakfast. So it felt good to hit the streets today.
I started drawing in Fortress Hill District across the street from a colonial meat packing plant. I meant to draw this building because the lines are so beautiful with Romanesque walls and a curved Chinese tiled roof. But, the street there is so narrow you can’t see the whole facade at once. I’ll try some other time and see if I can’t get access to the back lot.
Anyway, I drew this picture of people eating in an outdoor market. The store owners were very friendly and someone even brought out a stool for me to sit on. So a special shout out to my homies in F.H.! Thank you for the hospitality. After that I walked over to the North Point Ferry Pier to sit and rest (they have a public bathroom too). The Ferry Pier in North Point is underneath the HK1 Coastal Highway. I used the pier and legs of the overpass to frame the drawing. While I drew this picture a man caught a very large grouper with just a baited line, no pole. The fish was easily 2′ from gill to tail. He will be set for several days and was very happy. I left his foot in the picture for scale.
Tomorrow I’ll be drawing in Shau Kei Wan and follow the coastline to North Point. I am looking forward to a long drawing session. Look for me and say hello!