Monday, May 19, 2014

Card Making using Watercolor

Now making personalized cards. Well this is just for those times when you want to mix colors and do something that I do not have to buy anymore. Trying to be inventive.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ernest Zacharevic

I have visited Penang last year to specifically look at the street art. George Town in Penang is the most artsy place you can go in Malaysia and the most interesting street arts were done by Ernest Zacharevic. He is just such a genius with his works all over George Town. Luckily, I manage to buy the book and postcards showing his works. I myself is a sort of an artist and trying urban sketching and watercolor painting. So i tried on making one by using one of the most famous works of Ernest in George Town. 

George Town Street Art in Watercolor

This is just a beginners work for me and I hope I did a great job on urban sketching and watercolor painting.


Watercolor Painting Series

These are some of the recent works I have done. Watercolor and Pencil Sketching. Some, like I mentioned on my previous post, were inspired on paintings I have seen on Pinterest. 

Waiting For My Flight. An original concept I had using water color on canvass paper.

Giraffe Skins - Watercolor Paintings

I have been a fan of imaginative arts, a term I am not sure exists in the modern art, but I always try to create something whatever crosses my mind. I am not entirely creative because it is really hard for me to make things without something to look on to. I try to be original as much as possible but I always get inspiration from works of other people.

Here is the Giraffe series I did using water color and water color paper.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Sketches: Jakarta Busway

It is my first time trying this out. Watercolor sketches and hopefully I did not do a terrible job. I tried my best. I only searched for pictures online about busways in Jakarta as I could not find the time to actually go there and do an on the spot sketching. I am not really an expert on on-the-spot sketching but hopefully I can do it too soon.

Why did I choose the busway for my first try? Well this is one of the most interesting parts of life in Jakarta. It represents the daily life of the locals on a day-to-day basis. Busway is one of Jakarta's major transportation facilities and it is actually an interesting scenario whenever you take a ride on this.

So here are the sketches. I only did four for today.

About to take the bus.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Ubud, Bali: Kopi Bali House Review

Indonesia is generally known for its coffee and there are different kinds of coffee to choose from. Despite the rise of the multinational coffee shops from all over the world here in Indonesia, there are still locally owned coffee shops that serves great tasting coffee made from home-grown coffee beans.

Bali, an island best known for its wavy beaches, temples and the surviving culture heritage of the Balinese people, coffee is one of their best produce and export. And one of these best tasting coffee can be found in Kopi Bali House. I visited their cafe located in Jalan Monkey Forest in Ubud. It was my first seeing and visiting this cafe and I told myself, why is it only now that I found out about this cafe since I have been coming to Bali for the last 4 years.

We tried the following on their menu fr our breakfast:

1. Kopi Bali

Bali High

Ubud, a highland town in the central part of Bali, is one of the most mesmerizing places in Bali which makes me keep coming back. It boasts with local artist and some foreign residents who opened up craft shop, boutiques, restaurants and different kind of places to stay. The entire village has so many different hotels, villas and homestays that will cater to different demographics. There is also an array of spas and massage villas to choose from for you to relax.

In my many occasions of visiting Ubud, I have come to visit and revisit shops that truly produces so many things that values the heritage of Balinese, be it inspired by the natural products that are home grown in Bali or by the ingenuity of the modern Balinese art and crafts.

Here are some of the best shops to find in Ubud.