Monday, March 07, 2011

So I took a hiatus from university for two weeks to go to Singapore. I'm sure that's not what a sane student would do in their final semester of uni; but I rather needed it and it gave me the chance to put some things in perspective.

It was strange coming back to the country after ten years away. Rapid expansion is an understatement when it comes to Singapore. Still, with two weeks there, we managed to do all the things we did when we still lived there - like eat rotti pratta at local market stalls, and even a suprise visit to our former house - and the touristy stuff, like having a f(rustating)un time drawing white tigers at the Mandai Zoo; and oggling of the side of Marina Bay Sands.

The highlight of the trip was visiting the Feng Zhu School of Design. The admin staff gave me a brief tour of the facilities, how the school teaches, and the progress the students make. There simply no other option than to go there, no matter how long it takes.

Anyways, two sketches from Singapore - Marina Bay Sands and Clarke Quay. These sketches are rather close to my heart; as I can't remember the last time I had so much fun drawing something. All my worries about not being able to concentrate; focus, and learn sort of dropped away while I was sweating under the 35 degree sun. Not the best drawings ever; but the memories will remain.

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