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Don Low
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Freelance artist, illustrator and art educator.
Freelance artist, illustrator and art educator.

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Hock Choo Kopitiam along Lor Mydin, Changi Road
Kopitiam is the vernacular for coffee shops. Unlike coffeeshops in the western culture, kopitiam offers somewhat more. Besides serving coffee and many other beverages, there would be stalls that provide daily street food to satisfy our tastebuds. The kopiti...

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Sketching Dinosaur
The fact that drawing dinosaur is "funner" is because no-one has ever seen a dinosaur with their own eyes before. There are hypothesis on how a dinosaur or a particular specify should look like but these are just theoretical predictions from forensic scienc...

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When I became a freelance artist.... my studio setup.
It was March 6, 1999, I just got married to my wife Katherine, aka Poh Poh, that's what I used to call her, in an endearing manner of course. Almost 20 years ago, I decided to quit my engineering job to become a freelance illustrator full time. Otherwise I ...

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Waiting (Night Sketch) at Orchard
My wife is serving in the Dance Ministry for the church. Nope, it is not ballet, nor line dancing, but they hip hop and occasionally do some contemporary dance moves. The dance studio is located at Cuppage Plaza in Orchard. I know because I would park along...

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The Oxley Road Sage (Drama)...
It all started with a letter to our Prime Minister from his siblings. I was surprised and amused at the same time. A sibling dispute went national and then international, just because it involved Singapore's Prime Minister so to speak. There is a Chinese sa...

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Plein air at Little India, Singapore
Plein air setup My latest plain air setup: Tripod with customised palette tray and painting support that fits into the tripod adaptor. Light weight and easy to setup. I will probably write more about it in my next post. Here are the results. Watercolor Pain...

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Update: Painting Trolley Digitally Coloured
Sketched with a OHTO fountain and painted digitally on a iMac desktop with Photoshop. OHTO Fountain Pen & Photoshop

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Drawing Cats | Cretacolor Nero Extrasoft Charcoal Pencil
Sketching cats can be very difficult as they don't stay still for a long time. It is also hard to approach them when they are stray but they are very sketch able subjects. So I resort to sketching them from images posted by friends on Facebook.
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