Pencil Sketch and Photo – Hong Kong

I like doing pencil sketches when I was a kid.

I even ventured into drawing with charcoal pencils.

It would take me hours but I could be totally engrossed in it.

Even in my retirement, I no longer have the patience or mood of going back into pencil drawings.

As an alternative, I am now into photography, which gives me instant results of my work.

In lieu of pencil drawing, I am now into calligraphy.  As some readers said, it is like doing Tai Qi on paper.

Here are two photos. The pencil sketch one is converted from the color one by using a software.

I guess it will take me a life time to draw it with all the small details!

 

 

The Streets and Alleys of Baltic (28)

I will be doing a series on streets and alleys of the Baltic countries.

I have been to all the Baltic capitals which includes visiting of some of the UNESCO Heritage sites like Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn etc.

What I found most interesting are the alleys and the streets which all have their own characteristics.DSC_0175

I am not able to tell you exactly where those alleys and streets are; in my simple mind, they are my memorable parts of the Baltic.

I like the cobblestones, the quaint street, the colored walls on both sides of the alleys, the cafes along or encroached onto the roads, the crude masonry wall facing and last, but not the least, the friendly people.

They leave an undeletable part in my memory!

Street Scene at the Baltics

Have shared some images on Street Life in the Baltics in my previous post.

However, have forgotten this beautiful one.

The image was taken using an entry level DSLR camera.DSC_0168

I am surprised that it takes in so many details with clarity: the colored buildings with different types of architecture; the painting on the building in the middle; the flowers on the planters; the many umbrellas and chairs of the restaurants etc.

As one who comes from a city of mostly modern and high rise buildings, I just felt the scene is just fantastic!