The finished final pieces

These are what I call final pieces, they represent the art form which I am best at, black and white pen and ink drawings in engraving and etching style. Most of them are based on my travel sketch notes or imagination.

Hong Kong 60s

Hong Kong 60s

Harbor in Hongkong. Salute master Fan Ho. Pen and ink A3.

Songhu Battle 1937

Songhu Battle 1937

Songhu battle1937, Sino-Japanese war, Shanghai. Based on a true event of my colleague's grandfather, who fought bravely and KIA in this battle as a heavy machine gun battalion commander of the Chinese national army. My tribute for all the bravely sacrificed men, they are not forgotten. Pen and ink A3.

Snowy Norwegian Waterfall

Snowy Norwegian Waterfall

Drawing from the trip to Norwegian fjords in March 2020. Pen and ink A4.

Family Chatting

Family Chatting

The scene of a typical get together of family from my mother side. Aunties, cousins, parents, sisters and nephews. A3 with pen and ink.

Hong Kong Jordan Station

Hong Kong Jordan Station

The busy Hong Street scene is based on my life drawing in June near Jordan station under nearly 38 degrees. Pen and ink on F4 paper.

The Last Push

The Last Push

Troops assembling before the last push in Ardennes. Pen and ink A3.

Breda Kerk

Breda Kerk

Big fan of the Brabantine Gothic Church, The lower structure of the church in Breda market square. Pen and ink, A3.

Breda River Mark

Breda River Mark

Massive tree by river Mark bank in Breda. A2 with pen and ink. Based on life sketch and oil study. Inspired by one of my favorite artist Ivan Shishkin.

Giethoorn

Giethoorn

Giethoorn, the antient Dutch village surrounded by canal and water. Based on life drawing, I made a lot of changes from the actual scene. Pen and ink, A3.

Dusk in the Norfolk Coast

Dusk in the Norfolk Coast

Dusk in the Norfolk coast, half from life drawing in Norwich, half from imagination. Pen and ink over pencil draft. A4.

Ardennes Offensive

Ardennes Offensive

A big A2 drawing about Ardennes offensive. I used my own tiger tank and panther II model as reference.

Boat in Breda

Boat in Breda

Small boat in river Mark in Breda on my way to work. Based on life drawing, pen and ink on A3 paper.

St Paul on a rainy day

St Paul on a rainy day

A typical day in London with St. Paul in the distance. A3 pen and ink.

kathmandu Faces

kathmandu Faces

Kathmandu, a more complex and difficult one to compose. Pen and ink, A4.

Crusade Knights

Crusade Knights

The crusade knights, one of my favourite scheme, inspired by scale models. Pen and ink on A3 paper.

Dolomites

Dolomites

The Dolomites, view towards the summit of Langkofel in early May, directly on life drawing, pen and ink, A4.

Ciqikou Chongqing

Ciqikou Chongqing

Wet morning in Ciqikou, Chongqing, I had my first art exhibition in this large city. Pen and ink on A3 paper.

Tetouan Market

Tetouan Market

The pen drawing is based on my oil painting from 2017's Morocco trip, the market in Tetouan. A3.

Heavenly Road

Heavenly Road

The A4 pen and ink drawing was based on my imaginative colour study, it reflects my impression of Tibet. Full A3.

Crowd in Kathmandu

Crowd in Kathmandu

Crowd in Kathmandu, the finished work, pen and ink A4.

Hohensalzburg Castle

Hohensalzburg Castle

Sunny day at the inner courtyard of hohensalzburg castle. Life drawing in April 2007, slightly smaller than A4.

Zhao Jianmei

Zhao Jianmei

he 60 years old prisoner, Zhao jianmei, committed serious crime of heroin and drug dealing 4 times, he is seen here wearing an green army coat with a orange vest on top. It is completely based on life drawing from an undisclosed time. The orange vest are especially for prisoner committed heavy crime and also sick. A life time unforgettable experience. Pen and ink, larger than A4.

Dolomites

Dolomites

Dolomites, South Tirol, life drawing in the Alps, A4 with pen and ink.

Dutch Landscape

Dutch Landscape

A small drawing of the imaginary Dutch landscape. Pen and ink, A4.

Gérôme exécutant les Gladiateurs

Gérôme exécutant les Gladiateurs

Gérôme exécutant les Gladiateurs, Monument à Gerome, developed from life drawing in the Musee d'Orsay. Many hours spent on this one. F4 with ink.

Belly Dancer

Belly Dancer

Belly dancer, pen and ink on A3 paper.

Jiufeng Taiwan

Jiufeng Taiwan

A place I have been to but doesn't really exist as what it is, also the place that Miyazaki drew a lot of inspirations from. A3 pen&ink.

Chamonix Valley

Chamonix Valley

The snow covered house in the woods of Chamonix, France. A4 with pen and ink. From life drawing on 1st April.

Mom's portrait

Mom's portrait

The finished portrait of my mother, as a new year gift. Pen and ink on A3 paper.

Waiting for Sinterklaas

Waiting for Sinterklaas

Kinds in Breda welcoming Sinterklaas. Pen and ink A3.

Veteran

Veteran

Veteran with brown bear, A3 pen and ink.

Place De La Concorde

Place De La Concorde

Place De La Concorde, Paris, from life drawing. F4 pen and ink.

Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Self portrait, pen and ink, A3.

The Giant Ficus Tree

The Giant Ficus Tree

The giant ficus tree in Zhuhai, finished with 0.38mm pen and ink. It's been on and off for nearly 4 months. A4 with black ink.

Chongqing

Chongqing

Chongqing, Yangtze river, Hong ya cave, based on life drawing in July. A4 pen and ink.

Hallstatt

Hallstatt

The town of Hallstatt, based on life drawing in March. Pen and ink on F4 paper.

Fortune Plant

Fortune Plant

The fortune plant, based on life drawing, pen and ink, A4.

Dragon Sculpture in Rome

Dragon Sculpture in Rome

The monster from life sculpture drawing in Rome. F4 with pen and ink.

Labrang Temple

Labrang Temple

The famous Labrang temple in Gannan Tibetan territory, life drawing with colour pencil and ink, F4.

Me39_S

Me39_S

Me brushing teeth in the morning. A3 with pencils.

XiGu Fortress

XiGu Fortress

XiGu fortress, this ancient town is located in Hebei province near Beijing, based on life sketch through my hotel balcony. Size F4, pen and ink only.

Damnoen Saduak Market

Damnoen Saduak Market

Damnoen Saduak Market near Bangkok in 2012. The drawing is based on sketch impression in Tailand, final size A2, pen and ink only on full A2 paper.

Samurai

Samurai

Samurai inspired by the collection in Tokyo Shinjuku samurai museum, A4, pen and ink.

Hong Kong Jordan Station

Hong Kong Jordan Station

The busy Hong Street scene is based on my life drawing in June near Jordan station under nearly 38 degrees. Pen and ink on F4 paper.

Pont Neuf

Pont Neuf

The colour version of Pont Neuf over river Sein in paris, finished original ink drawing in may 2010 and coloured in 2014, A2.

Amazon Dream

Amazon Dream

The pen and black ink drawing on heavy cartridge paper in 2004, for the royal academy of arts exhibition. Full A3.

Martyr Park

Martyr Park

Early spring in Martyr park, the finished final piece. Smaller than a full A4, pen and ink. The man in the drawing is my father.

Montmorency Fall

Montmorency Fall

The finished large drawing made after a winter trip to Quebec city, full A2.

Life Study of Kim

Life Study of Kim

Life drawing of Kim, A4, pen and ink.

Woods In Park

Woods In Park

Based on my on location drawing in Wimbledon, final piece A3. Pen and black ink. 2004.

Untitled

Untitled

The Giant Trees. In August 2005, A3 pen and ink.

Statue Life Study

Statue Life Study

The most in-depth life sculpture study since I left university, the final piece of the statue in castle museum, pen and ink.

Bridge

Bridge

Engraving style pen drawing in 2005, an imaginary location of England, A3, pen and ink.

Love for Grandma

Love for Grandma

My family's home in 1982, the place I grew up with my grandma, she was 65 by then, This one was in the fine art gallery exhibition near London Thames river in 2005.

Island of Hydra

Island of Hydra

Hydra is an amazingly charming island just about one and half hour away from Athens. Pen and ink only.

Hong Kong Queen's Road

Hong Kong Queen's Road

The busy Queen's Road central, love the busy looking of sign post, billboards, narrow but colourful street. Pen and ink on French paper. Faber&Castell pencil for colours.

Bishop's Bridge

Bishop's Bridge

The view from Bishop's bridge towards red lion pub in Norwich, Love the dappled light cast shadow on the red lion pub on the right,Pen and ink on A4 paper.

Sunshine

Sunshine

A very dedicate small drawing based on imagination, influenced by 19th century Russian artists, started in 2000, finished in 2002, only on a A4 size. Parts of the ink already fade out.

Istanbul Impression

Istanbul Impression

A3 drawing of Istanbul impression, the location is from imagination, doesn't actually exist, it reflects my memory of the trip to Turkey in 2012.

Parthenon

Parthenon

Based on my life sketch from the trip to Athens in 2014, a great civilization of 2500 years. Pen and ink on A4 paper.

Bust Study

Bust Study

Bust study in Norwich castle museum. Sir Andrew Fountaine, pen and ink, A4.

Geneva Lake

Geneva Lake

View from train to Geneva lake in 2004, rough sketch first and finished it with full A2. pen and ink.

Laundry Basket

Laundry Basket

The life drawing of laundry basket, directly on my pencil lines, Pen and ink, A4.

Woods in Berlin

Woods in Berlin

Started from a draft in Berlin back in Feb 2007 in the woods behind the zoo. finished by June 2009, A3 size, pen and ink.

Leopoldskron schloss

Leopoldskron schloss

The A4 drawing of pen and black ink. The location between Austria and German border, Outskirts of Salzburg. Direct view towards Untersberg.

Venice

Venice

An early work in 1997, impression of Italy, in polished this piece in 2015 with more shading and contrast.

Untitled Fantacy

Untitled Fantacy

Based on life drawing made in 2006 in Copenhagen. Pen and ink on full A4 French drawing paper.

Salzburg

Salzburg

City view of the beautiful Salzburg, from the other side of the river in April 2007, A3 with pen and ink.

Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden

6pm April, Apls, Berchtesgaden in 2007, part of Watzmann peak on the right, Obersalzberg on the left, the town is right down in the middle. A2 with pen and ink.

Banska Stiavinica

Banska Stiavinica

Ancient town deep in the forest called Banska Stiavinica in Slovakia, Life drawing in 2009. Originally A4 with pen and ink.

Montmartre Impression

Montmartre Impression

Paris in 2009, Montmartre impression. Finished in Frankfurt, A3 with pen and ink.

Berchtersgaden Woods

Berchtersgaden Woods

The woods in Konig see of Berchtersgaden, light shaft through the canopy of the trees. Slightly smaller than a full A3.

Copenhagen Canal

Copenhagen Canal

The canal of Copenhagen, drawing from life sketch back in 2007, the canal is 5 minutes away from my office. A3 with pen and ink.

Woods

Woods

It's a birthday gift for my mother in 1996, A4 with pen and ink. The scenery was based on imagination.

Western Hunan

Western Hunan

Impression of western Hunan in China. Pen and black ink on A4 paper,

Reader on the Seine

Reader on the Seine

Drafted life drawing in Paris in 2009, finished 2013 in Norwich. A4 size, pen and black ink.

AlpenHotel Garden

AlpenHotel Garden

The backyard view outside of the hotel in Berchtesgaden in 2007, around 4pm in the afternoon. A3 with pen and ink.

Leopoldskroner Weiher

Leopoldskroner Weiher

Leopoldskroner Weiher in Salzburg, the lake of Sound of Music. Based on life drawing from 2007, Pen and ink on A3 paper.

Salzburg Alps

Salzburg Alps

The outskirts of Salzburg, A3 with pen, ink and colour pencil.

Easten Front

Easten Front

An early drawing back in 1996, when I was still in the university, all based on imagination, full A3 with pen and ink.

Samurai

Samurai inspired by the collection in Tokyo Shinjuku samurai museum, A4, pen and ink.