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My 1st Wall Mural at the University of Hong Kong Centennial College Campus. Lecture Theatre CPD-LG.18

February 3, 2015

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It’s been 6 years ago, 16th January 2009, that I sketched this view of Ap Li Chau Typhoon Shelter Bay. I can still recall the challenge to select the view, the starting point, and the difficulty on how to deal with the complexities of the colorful ships, boats and many vessels that dominate the scene. This is a typical waterfront composition of the busy Marina Neighborhood of Hong Kong. It is majestic, lively, exciting, and spectacular, and a pleasure to experience its beauty in life.

HKU mural 1 by EPH 4

Today, 20th January 2015, for the first time, I visited lecture theatre CPD-LG.18 at the University of Hong Kong Centennial Campus to see the Wall Mural installation of my Ap Li Chau Typhoon Shelter Bay sketch. It is interesting and thought-provoking in its own way.


The original sketch was drawn in my A4 landscape sketchbook, executed with Rotring Rapidograph pens and black Indian ink. To see a vertical section of the same sketch enlarged to over 10 feet tall is a spectacle to behold.

wall mural details

It no longer impresses one as a hand-drawn sketch. The image transforms your perception of the work into an imaginary configuration of artifacts that fits together, creating an illusion of a mystifying graphical language. The image seems to transform itself beyond the simplification of a sketch depicting a scene, into a composition of a graphical line art abstraction.

  1. Joy Chen permalink

    This is one of my favourite sketches in my collection Errol. To see it in all its beauty on a wall ten feet tall is spectacular. I love it, wish I was there.


    • Lovely to read your comments. There are 3 more wall murals of my sketches in the new Centennial Campus at HKU. Seen only 2, 2 more to go

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