I ran errands all morning and didn’t get around to drawing until mid afternoon. This is not my favorite time to draw because the sun is directly overhead and casts shadows straight down. It’s also hard to find a shady spot to sit. For those of you who have been following me for awhile will recognize this corner as the Shau Kei Wan tram terminus. I chose a spot to sit that was in the sun, but I could tell that it was going behind a housing unit and I wouldn’t cook too long. I spent about an hour on this drawing and really ground down on the pencil. I broke the lead 3 times and used up about an inch of the pencil doing it. But what do I expect using an 8B anyway.
I want to give a shout out to Peter who stopped to say hello. He is an art teacher at the University of Minnesota and is teaching summer courses in Hong Kong. Also, I have drawn enough in Shau Kei Wan that people recognize me and remember the paintings and drawings I’ve done before. So, hello to the good folks in SKW.
While running errands in Wan Chai I noticed this mosaic of a tall ship. I don’t know why I never noticed before since it’s directly across from the noodle shop I eat at when in Wan Chai. The mosaic is well done and built into the building’s wall, not applied over it afterwards. Good job to whom ever did the work.