Thursday, February 2, 2012


It has been a looong time since I have posted anything on this blog… sorry.  I have just not felt like drawing much.  I think I have snapped out of that mode… for now anyway.

Still working on my portrait skills  This is my wonderful grandmother.  She is now 93!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sketchcrawl 31

Some quick sketches for the 31st World Wide Sketchcrawl.

Some rukos (stores) down from my house.

Just some random people.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

More random sketches

I liked the light on this building. I tried to capture it, but I failed. I'll keep trying with the water colors.

Just practicing with my water colors. So difficult for me.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Random Sketches around city 2

For those of you who check my blog, I'm sorry for the long delay in posting some sketches. Things were busy for me (traveling) then I was too tired to try and go out and get some sketching done.

So here are some random sketches I've done around our city over the last few weeks.

A set or warungs (little stores where they sell coffee and food) close to my house. They are closed today, but usually are open all week.

Some students at one of the many universities here in our city.

A random man at a meeting. He's not actually sleeping, he just looks that was because he is looking at a book.

One of our worship leaders at our service here in our city. He's VERY talented!

One of our favorite "getaways" when we feel the culture stresses creeping up. Istana Dieng is the name of it. This is the lazy river part. We are usually the only ones here… we plan it that way. The weekends are too crowded to go, and they raise the price for the weekends, usually double.

A local vendor selling Bakso (type of meatball in soup). Yes he is selling it off the back of his motorcycle. They can carry ANYTHING on the back of them.

One of our favorite restaurants, Hot Cui Mie. They have the best noodles in town (in my opinion). VERY cheap to eat here. My entire family (5) can eat here for less than $7.

Bre's (my oldest daughter) feet while we are waiting on the Orthodontist visit. She loves converse shoes. These are her newest.

One of the local street artists here in our city. I have been talking with him for quite some time now and sketching with him. He is extremely talented. Dedy is his name. This is his job. He's been in this same spot for 10 years now.

This is one of Dedy's artist friends that sometimes sits next to him and sketches and paints. His name is Andi. Another very talented artist.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sketch Crawl Day Jan. 2011

Some Sketches from the Urban Sketchers Sketch Crawl Jan. 2011

The main branch of Bank BCA in Downtown Malang

A resort that has ceased construction for now. Not sure why. The surrounding area is developing fast. Maybe one day they will finish it.

One of MANY trash carts that are pulled to pick up trash around the neighborhoods. There are no trash trucks here. It looks grueling. Pulling up and down hills all day long.

Just a little old man that was sitting across the street.

Just a gardener on the side of the road cutting grass.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Orthodontist visit

This is Dr. Chandra with Bre at her orthodontist visit. I had to sketch extremely fast. She was done in less than 5 mins. It was a routine tightening.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Villa Puncak Tidar

The view from where I take my kids to play on a playground. The mountain in the background is called "Sleeping Princes". What you see is the "foot" of the Princes. If you had a wide view of it, you would be able to see her whole body as she is lying down. It really is a spectacular site.