Going around in Timor Leste at the end of december

Going around in Timor Leste at the end of December

I was going around in Timor Leste at the end of December, trying to find some inspiration for sketching. The days at work were passing by, I was so busy, and the weather I remember well, was heavy. For heavy I mean milk gray sky, with high humidity and high temperature.
Was quite strange to me, it seems to me like living inside a light box, a moist light box.
So while going around I was holding my camera always with me, making pictures of some aspect of that strange kind of day.

It was the day before the New Year Day 2013, so well, I was expecting full of people around, even in the poorest country there are always people walking here and there.
Don’t know why, most probably because a coincidence or because the time on my car clock was showing about 1.00 PM, I was seeing not that much people

So I shoot this picture in a cross-road, a desert cross-road except for one people in an old (but shiny) scooter, and a dog crossing the way on the zebra pattern. Funny.
But what most catched my eye was the intricate web of hundreds of electric wires starting from a single pole. Wow.
So, I made this picture sure of sketching something interesting later in my room.

Sketching in Timor leste

I was a bit sad because some family reasons, you know, alone in a country approaching a great holiday without my family is hard. And at that time, was even harder. And that dirty milky white, instead of the fantastic blue with wonderful clouds that Timor Leste can show usually,  sky was not help me to raise my mood.

My faithful companions, Lamy Safari filled with Platinum Carbon Black and my faithful Winsor & Newton Artists’ watercolor were guilty for this sketch. Having time, in my room, this time I used DaVinci sable brushes.

Cheers!

8 Replies to “Going around in Timor Leste at the end of december”

  1. I like that you go out sketching when you are alone. I think you handled the buildings and wires beautifully. I still haven’t gotten brave enough to sketch in pen. However I did finally get myself a Lami Safari pen. Now to just use it. I really like your sketch. – you did a great job. Rain

  2. Nicely done!!! I like the lines all radiating from the one area. It brings your eye to that building. You did a great job on the guy on the scooter too. Sorry you had to be away from family for the holiday, but you seem to have had a good time sketching.

  3. Beautiful sketch. I often see lots of utility lines criss-crossing across and otherwise lovely landscape, and the lines seem to ruin the scene. But they are part of the urban landscape, so I put them in. And then the challenge is to put them in without letting them ruin the sketch! You have done it very well. The dog, the scooter and the center of the power lines make a nice triangular composition.

    – Tina

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