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.
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.
My wife and two daughters had a day at the Spa. They had a Cream Bath for their hair. It took about 2 hours. They loved it. So I sat and sketched…. cream baths are not for me.
The front entrance to the Spa "Roemah Wangi"
Some Koi. It was very tranquil around this place. Next Time I will go and get a massage!
This is where they do Reflexology (foot massage). I bought a new Chinese Calligraphy Brush Pen and decided to give it a try. I have never used one before so I was nervous. I like the feel of it and the really black black it produces.
The bird market (Pasar Burung). Literally thousands of birds can be bought from here. You can also buy many other animals like Flying foxes (VERY large bat), monkeys, rabbits, hamsters, etc. Usually so many people are here you can't even walk. I could not sketch all of them, so I put just a couple in there.
This Mr. Awi. He drives a becak (bay chok). It's a three wheel bike with a cover. You pay a becak driver for a ride. There are many here in our city.
This is a normal site here in Malang. Homeless people sleep anywhere they can.