“All’s Quiet on the Concrete Front” (#151: Project 365 Sketches)

"All's Quiet on the Concrete Front" (#151: Project 365 Sketches)

“All’s Quiet on the Concrete Front” (#151: Project 365 Sketches)

Sketch Club app; iPhone.

2013, Fri 31 May. This young man was carrying, what seemed to me, an oversized backpack. He wasn’t small built either. With his pair of grey-hued camo pants, the big black backpack, and standing tall and upright, he looked like he was off to the urban front lines, fighting the good fight. #sgmemory #365sketches [CC-BY-SA]

“Shenton” (#150: Project 365 Sketches)

"Shenton" (#150: Project 365 Sketches)

“Shenton” (#150: Project 365 Sketches)

Sketch Club app; iPhone.

2013, Thurs 30 May. For the benefit of my friends overseas, the place name “Shenton Way” would be the equivalent of the USA’s Wall Street. It would be where the banks and major financial/ business movers and shakers would be located in Singapore. Though in recent years, even Shenton has given way (ahem) to the new financial hub, Marina Bay. I thought this guy looked like he worked in the financial district. His hairstyle, maybe. Maybe he was a librarian for all I know (though unlikely) #sgmemory #365sketches [CC-BY-SA]

“Polkadot Yellow” (#149: Project 365 Sketches)

"Polkadot Yellow" (#149: Project 365 Sketches)

“Polkadot Yellow” (#149: Project 365 Sketches)

Sketch Club app; iPhone.

2013, Wed 29 May. She looked like a marigold flower, decorated in white polkadots of dawn’s dew, radiant in a cabin of dull grey. Well, I imagined her to be that way. It was a slow morning. #365sketches #sgmemory [CC-BY-SA]

“Silver-haired” (#147: Project 365 Sketches)

"Silver-haired" (#147: Project 365 Sketches)

“Silver-haired” (#147: Project 365 Sketches)

Sketch Club app; iPhone.

2013, Mon 27 May. After I sketched this older man (in his 50s?), it occurred to me most men I see in the morning commute have either a full head of black/ tinted hair, or a thinning hairline, or bald. Seldom do I see a full head of white hair (I can think of a few logical explanations for this, as I’m sure you can as well). Or maybe I’m not paying attention enough. #365sketches #sgmemory [CC-BY]

“Kevin the Pedal-Powered Hero (Polkadot Blue)” (#146: Project 365 Sketches)

Kevin the Pedal-Powered Hero (Polkadot Blue)

“Kevin the Pedal-Powered Hero (Polkadot Blue)” (#146: Project 365 Sketches)

Corel Painter 12; iMac.

2013, Sun 26 May. When I saw this upload; [CC-BY-NC-SA] from my cycling-enthusiast friend, Kevin, there was something about the pose/ framing/ mood in the picture that made me want to do a sketch. I also relished the chance to practice and explore the Corel Painter 12 software (most of the commute sketches are done on an iPhone).

Kevin’s pose with his Fatbike (a Surly Pugsley) made him look like a superhero. I’m toying with the idea of expanding this into some graphic panel series. Will see how it goes. This here is an all-outline version with a polkadot background. My wife suggested the polkadot treatment, for a supposedly neo-retro look.

#365sketches [CC-BY-NC-SA]