Every two weeks Jkt Sketch Group holds an event where avid sketchers can come and gather to sketch together. It's a different place every time from museums to parks and other Indonesian events. Last week was at a Military museum called Museum Satria Mandala. If you've been there, the place consists of old heavy artilleries, guns and planes. Basically all things army used for warfare way back. I made some loose quick sketches with washes above on old planes and guns, just a little contrast to the serious stuff.
It's open for everyone and they post their updates in their fb group. You might want to join if you are in Jakarta town, the next upcoming event this Sunday is at Taman Suropati (Suropati Park).
"By combining yoga postures, movements of modern dance and ballet positions and steps, the Body Ballet ® is great because it makes me feel physically well, emotionally positive and mentally alert and calm after school." Body Ballet quote here.
"Al combinar posturas de yoga, movimientos de la danza moderna y posiciones y pasos de ballet, el Body Ballet® es estupendo porque me hace sentir físicamente bien, anímicamente positiva y mentalmente alerta y tranquila al finalizar las clases."
There were a lot of these that I have been delaying on posting. Last month was fairly spent sketching around town old Jakarta and its museums. Considering that I have been here for most of my years, I'm getting to see and appreciate more of what it has to offer through sketching.
The one above is from sketching around Museum Gajah, sketching in cultural traditional masks and houses.
Passed by the Cathedral. It's actually quite beautiful to see it from top view and empty, which is the museum area.
I had a very limited time sketching out this one since I came late when the museum soon closed out at lunchtime.
Lastly, where I was invited by my art friend to join in a Jakarta sketchgroup event hosted by fellow artists to sketch around Pasar Antik Jalan Surabaya, a place where all old goods and antique things are sold. Found Wayang Puppets, these really vintage telephones, lamps and clocks which were pretty cool. It got a bit uncomfortable at times when an occasional tourist passing by or vendor would look over my shoulder to watch.
Anyway, new sketches on my new sketchbook and more art friends, yey! Glad to be there.
I know I haven't been blogging very often, which I should be starting again slowly.
Just to keep an update of things that have been keeping my schedule quite filled apart from the ongoing commissions. This year I am currently some private fashion illustration teaching, a lot of outdoor sketching and self study in art. One of my favourite courses I'm taking so far is a Children's book Illustration course by Mark Mitchell which is so much fun! I thought it would be a great idea to further my studies since I have been getting a few projects on children's books and which I get to illustrate different subject matters.
So far, things have been great and finally had some new sketchbooks since my old ones are full and so thin. Thankfully, my friend, Mogri, recommended me Riphy Sketchbook. So so happy to finally have a customized sketchbook with paper that doesn't buckle easily with watercolours.
Hello! Sorry for the slight hiatus, its a new year and been while since I last posted as the holidays had been quite busy. Adding to that, I had also gone out to town for sometime almost half of the month. Visited dear hometown and took a trip to my bestfriend's place Cebu. Next thing you know its the first week of february already!
Some updates, I have been reading ballet stuff. I've been so addicted to ordering books online I get so excited when mail comes at the door. Also, working on a couple of projects and some illustrations for children's book. But others are still unpublished so I'll try to post them in another time. It's another year now and another year full of doodles and drawings.