In Singapore I came across an amazing art store in the Bras Basah building, called Art Friend…a very busy, crowded, old-fashioned Chinese shop with narrow, cluttered aisles between shelves crammed with art materials. A dangerous place for someone carrying her traveling money, and whose luggage already exceeds the airline’s 40kg. limit.
Picked up some Schmincke Horadam browns (boring but essential), and a Pentel brush pen loaded with waterproof black ink…new favorite drawing tool (kicking myself for not buying half a dozen).
In Duxton Road I learned that talking to someone while sketching can help keep the sketch loose and playful…the mind distracted by things other than obsessing over realistic details.