Sketching in Timor Leste a bus full of people
Sketching in Timor Leste a bus full of people: this is one of my sketching made while I was driving. I mean, I was always with my camera or my phone taking picture of interesting subjects. And I mean everything is interesting for people like me that is loving other cultures and places.
I’ve to be honest: this is a very common picture on my mind because it’s also a very common picture to see in all poor countries I was deployed, but especially in Africa where all the fantasies are coming reality. And since I’m sketching, I prefer to show my very personal sketches and not pictures.
So I took several pictures of this fascinating subject while I was in idle on the side of the street or stopped at the traffic light. Then I went to my room and I sketched this scene of people on the bus, more, spilling over the bus. I just let imagine how much people was inside in the bus (that is obviously without air conditioning) in a tropical weather where the air temperature is always far over 30°C and the humidity is always around 90%.
Here in Timor Leste I found several and very colorful bus. A rainbow of variation about the subject: different colors of the body, glamorous stickers sticked on the bus, different emptiness… I have to say that I’m love for this subject and so I shoot different picture on the matter and sketched some more.
For this sketching in my room I was in very good company: my faithful Lamy Safari with my lovely Platinum Carbon Ink and my foolproof watercolors Winsor & Newton Artists. And being in my room I used all my DaVinci brushes quite slowly.
What’s more… See you in the next post!
PS: I have more Lamy arriving on my desk and I think that soon I’d like to make one giveaway and probably one pen swap. Stay tuned.
Sketching in Timor Leste a Catholic Church
This is my first sketching in Timor Leste. It’s a Catholic Church in the north of the capital city of Dili in a place called Taci Tolu.
During all my deployment I experimented all sorts of sketching because the hot weather and the mood. I was working a lot and the weather was (is) very hot and humid. And I usually I was sketching during the Saturdays and the Sundays live. The other day I was sketching in the evening after work by the pictures I was collecting. But I had no rules in this matter mixing all.
So I made like live sketching, starting sketching on site and then finishing in my small room, just few lines finishing at home, or making sketching by the pictures I took from scratch. I had a lot fun and again this was my best stress reliever, but also I connected a lot with local people and local beauties, panoramas.
This picture is my first sketching during my deployment. It was about one week after my arrival that I started sketching, to be honest the first week was so hard that I even didn’t open some of my luggage… But once I found the strength and the will to sketch, and I opened my bag of arts (the heaviest, believe me) I started to find me again.
Of this subject I have two version, one in my Dear Journal, that I also made there, and this one on my sketching book.
About this version I started all the outlines while seating on the car because the air conditioning, I made full color on, but the heat and the sun were really strong. So i took a couple of good pictures and I finished the sketching with a nice mood by looking the picture on my laptop. and just by the technical side I started with the waterbrushes and I finished with regular brushes.
Even on the other side of the world I was so happy to have my faithful companions, fountain pens (here my Lamy Safari), my inks like here the Platinum Carbon, and my loved watercolors. On the watercolors I appreciated that there they seem to be more vivid, could be the intense light of the latitude of Timor Leste. Don’t know.
Yes, I came back.
Because everytime you expect that something (bad) happens like that your first child is born while your wife is having some problems and you are more that 12000 km away, will happen.
At the end I finished earlier my deployment and I asked to all Saints to reach my wife and my new-born baby as soon as possible.
By the way, now it’s everything okay and the baby is simply fantastic and marvellous. Day by day, night by night.
And I started sketching again. And I will post some sketching done during my deployment in Timor Leste.