Thursday, 5 August 2010

Other Sketches from the Trip

I plan to color them someday,
but my husband prefer them just as they are.

A coloring book,
is what I see.


Hoan Kieam Lake is my first sketch in the jurnal.
Only 10 minutes walk from our hotel at Trung Yen Street.
We dropped by at Bo Ho Bookshop to buy pencils and eraser, then picked out a bench to sit.

It was a very interesting experience.
Passers-by would take a glance at what you are drawing,
and some would even stop and stand behind you to watch you draw.

There was a boy sitting with his mother at nearby bench
who keep on coming to check my husband's sketching progress.
My husband mummbled in Malay,
"Janganlah tengok lukisan pakcik ni nak, pakcik ni baru belajar",
but he he, of course the boy did not understand.

It was a very special moment,
I really feel proud of my hubby for sharing the passion with me,
and be talented as well.


The street is always crowded with people and motorcycles
but late at night, all motorcycles will be parked inside the houses.

When the street is empty, a lorry will come transporting brick or pick-up construction debris from an under-renovation unit in the opposite block.
During the day, it is impossible for big vehicle to squeeze in.

Bing! and Bang! and Boom!
were the sound of our nights in Hanoi.


A closer look at one of the balcony, colored in Photoscape.
We love their buildings,
and the French doors and windows.

The trip was inspiring.
We think of our rumah kedai while there.


Two hours and half flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
felt so quick
because I was busy doing my sketch.
I booked all four flights in the trip
sitting behind the row for emergency exits,
(BKI-KUL, KUL-HAN, HAN-KUL, KUL-BKI)
and have the view of the wings.

Seats in AirAsia are less comfortable,
because the space between rows are very close.
Argh, the fare is less what more to complain,
just la~ la~ la~ lah.


The sunset sky was so beautiful,
the clouds are all yellow, pink and orange,
like marshmallow and cotton candy!

Azarenka too strong for Sharapova~
was in the Sport Section that day.

:)

9 comments:

Shirl said...

I'm impressed, both by your drawings and poetic post... you should do this more often :)

Anasfadilah said...

i second shirl!

love all the sketch,such detailing!

suka suka suka!!

Allycat said...

Mango, I do enjoy your sketches - they are so so good. You are so talented. Great that hubby has been influenced as well. You should compile your drawings into a book my dear! More please :)

Aneesah said...

Cantik sangat2! I love black & white pen sketches, they tend to be bold yet detailed, very stylised. Tabik Mango & husband for trying out, agak terasa because I haven't been drawing or sketching (as a hobby) in years, eventhough benda ni sangat2la penting sebenarnya. =/

Please keep it up!

Noor Azlina Abdul Samad K. said...

I love it in black and white too!! No need to color it....sangat2 cantik!!!

mangosteenskin said...

shirl,
TQ, i hope i can do it often too :)

anasfadillah,
the details are important coz they tell the story. so when i look at it i will remember and feels the actual experience. we can always do it with photograph, but if we draw a memory, it becomes much more personal and priceless.

allycat,
thanks so much, I'm glad you enjoy these sketches. Before this I sketch on sheets of paper and never do it seriuosly ~ most of the time the drawing might be thrown away. So now I want to practice drawing on sketchbook, so I won't tear the page. It will also encourage me to draw properly. My hubby, he can draw very well too, only that he don't do it often, only when he needs to sketch something related to work. So i encourage him to keep a sketchbook so his sketches would be compiled in one place.

Aneesah,
TQ! i bet your sketch would be more detailed and accurate. You should rekindle this hobby aneesah! :)

Lin,
Really? Like this I wouldn't have to worry if I don't have time to color them :). Macam illustrasi dalam buku/novel dulu-dulu kan.

fadzni & azilah said...

The most talented Manggis !

Azilah !

anjung kraf said...

love ur sketch...

edi said...

both u and your hubby are talented in drawings.. wah.. i'm impressedlah mango! such details..