Sketching at the Gloria Jean’s Coffee in Timor Leste

Sketching at the Gloria Jean’s Coffee in Timor Leste

There is also some good sketching I made at the Gloria Jean’s Coffee in Timor Leste.
It’s a nice place where I found some colleagues having relax, and also a lot of other people obviously.

So in that days I was surrounded by many people, but this gray haired man, a big man, somehow caught my attention. I absolutely don’t know who is this man, but I was seeing him speaking with a lot of people. Just to following him like a 007 with my sight.

I took more than one month to go for sketching inside a cafeteria. To meet’s one of the most difficult task to carry out since I go out for drawing and since I’m so shy and there is full of people.
I’d prefer to go for my place alone obviously like going to Cristo Rei.

More over the tables are outside and outside was so hot that the water inside my water brushes was evaporating, not washing! Nothing terrible, also to take notice some great side effects like a short time for drying the washes and the pen inks.

Sketching in Cofee Bar Timor Leste 01


And some people was also sad in the face.

Sketching in Cofee Bar Timor Leste 02

Some colleagues of mine relaxing.

Sketching in Cofee Bar Timor Leste 04

A classic sketching of what I have in front of me. A good cup of coffee with a nice plant inside a glass. Cute.

Sketching in Cofee Bar Timor Leste 03

I have to admit that if I see these sketching later, they seems more loose in washing and in contours. I can see the hurry to catch the moment, and that’s about obviously overall, the people.

I made all these sketching with my usual workhorses, Lamy Safari Fountain Pen, Platinum Carbon Ink, Winsor & Newton Artists’ watercolors, everything splashed with Kuretake Zig Waterbrushes.


Hope you liked them.

13 Replies to “Sketching at the Gloria Jean’s Coffee in Timor Leste”

  1. Very nice sketches. I lived in Arizona, USA for over 10 years so understand how the water dries while you are painting. You almost have to learn new techniques for painting in the heat like that but your sketches came out very nice. You know how to put the lights and darks down plus you have good drawing skills so the drying paint is just a minor distraction; your sketches are still very good!

  2. I am a big fan of your sketches and am so glad to see a post from you! I am really learning a lot about drawing, painting and keeping a sketchbook journal from you. I just adore your style and find your commentary charming.I know you are very busy but I hope you will continue to post when ever you can.

    1. Thanks Rosemary,
      That’s true it’s a time full of everything.
      I try to keep posting and sketching because I love that!!

  3. Great sketches of people relaxing! The last one is so much fun because your sketch shows your sketchbook. . . like looking in a mirror that is reflecting another mirror!

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