Sketching a fisherman’s boat and a young guy in Timor Leste
For this sketching, using a fisherman boat in Timor Leste I got a quite nice tan. I was going around to take inspiration for a nice sketch, I was going around and around, up and down Dili. Everything there, is really worth to be sketched, the great people, the great panoramas, the markets, the sea, the land near the sea, the forests… everything. For people like me that are living near the sea, born into the sea, and swimming since I was three years old, it’s also very important to sketch a boat.
Any kind, from ferry to a simple nutshell.
A boat is always a good show. I was obviously sketching some boats and this time I’d like to share one of the several fishermen boats around. They are all around the littoral, this time I choose one near a place full of people. I can talk hours for my love of fisherman boats, starting from the smell to the universal blue color that in some place cover them… but that’s another story.
I was on a concrete seat near the sea and I felt this seat very comfortable compared the heat of the day. But I was wrong, no one should challenge the sun, even the Greeks in the old times knew that, so I finished almost all the drawing, and I just added some more shadows later in my room.
I moved in a shadowy place, the heat was hitting me badly, I started seeing some visions of me. I moved at the side where there are covers made like big blue waves, where my waterbrushes cannot have the water inside evaporating.
I started sketching some ugly things, just for cooling my hand shaking and just few meters in front of the there was this guy reading on a laptop on his knees.
Drinking a soft drink (oh my goodness and I was so thirsty) and not noticing any one except his screen: chatting, making money or reading Wikipedia? Who knows… So also this guy was cool, wearing sporty cool jacket… man he was so courageous! Over 35 degrees Celsius!
By the way my fellows where my family in the heart, but as always I have to thanks the german technology of my Lamy Safari Fountain Pen, the japanese tech of Platinum Carbon Ink that was drying almost instantly and of the reliable Kuretake Waterbrushes, but also the guys at Winsor&Newton for giving me my shining watercolors.