Lines and Colors art blog

Kiah Kiean
Kiah Kiean is an architect, designer and artist. He has a loose, gestural sketching style with which he renders scenes of his native Penang, Malaysia, as well as townscapes and cityscapes from his travels.

Kiean works in ink, wash, graphite and watercolor. He posts images of his sketches on his artblog and Flicker stream and on the Urban Sketchers website, which is where I encountered his work.

Occasionally he posts photos of his sketchbooks, which show that he often works at a size a bit larger than many artists who do location sketches. At times he works on large drawing paper and at other times on large Moleskine sketchbooks open two pages wide.

Since much of his work is in a large or distinctly horizontal format, the small images above don’t show it to best advantage, as the detail crops at top, second and fifth down, demonstrate.


4 responses to “Kiah Kiean”

  1. Kiah Kiean’s drawings leave me breathless…so full of life and energy!

  2. Good post…this guy deserves the praise..I am a fan of his work…amazingly he does a lot of of his ink drawing with those wooden sticks shown in one of the photos of his tools above.

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    Tom Biggs

    Kiah, every time I see one of your sketches, I become more amazed than before. Love them!!!!

  4. lovely art and style