Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Sweet Manggo on the Streets of Semarang

Sweet Manggo on the Streets of Semarang

Not only fruit, you can find many kind of food offered on the side walk of the street in Semarang. As the fruit is seasonal the street fruit stall's sale is always changing troughout the year. In October all of the them sell only manggo.
The street stall is usualy made from bamboo construction with blue or orange tent as a shade. Parasol is also used. Some are based on a small pick up car and can move over.

Beside the street fruit stall in the street you can buy the same fruit in a convenience and modern places such as at Matahari supermarket, Ciputra Mall, Java Mall, Carefour, Giant, Makro and many other shopping malls or special fruit shops.

Location : Semarang - Jl. Majapahit

Carving Man - 2

mBah Harto . . . carving man, his main duty is to make tyhe inscription on the bench


Mitsubishi Fuso ... nang ngarep gudang lan kantor ku ... iki nggone gudang Yamaha nang ngarepan ... truck iki bak e dowo banget lan duweni dek dobel ... total iso nggowo 80 pit motor

truk ko Jeporo pas kirim barang ning gudang e nggon ku.

Hino Super Ranger ... kelir e iji nom. Iki yo nggandeng bak dowo double decks kapasitas 80 pit motor

Mitsubishi Fuso, iki yo nggone gudang Yamaha.

Monday, 19 October 2009


H . . . h . . . h . . . Uriel gek asyik karo PowerBook e . . .
di gambar karo Canson A6 kelir e karo Sakura Koi

Saturday, 17 October 2009


Trans Semarang.
The commuter system in Semarang . . . using a Hotel Memo Book. I am totally able to appreciate it's size in this situation., however we have to deal with shaking bus.

Using Staedtler Triplus Roller on a Hotel memo book.

Old Women

Two old Javanese Women. I just began to draw the third woman ... but I had no more time as I needed to leave . . . Wearing a kerudung, a moslem cloth for woman to cover the head & torso and a 'jarik' a batik fabric to cover the belly to the leg.

Using Faber Castell Ecco Pigment 0.7

wewe gombel

I hear people talk about Wewe Gombel . . . then I try to sketch it. Wewe gombel is ghost of a woman in Javanese folklore. I myself never believe with such a thing.


a CRV in the front of the office
Hotel Memo with Faber Castell Ecco Pigment.

Carving Man

Yummy ...

A friend enjoying a chicken noodle, served hot . . . in a bowl.

At the Office

Using a Faber Castell Ecco Pigment and also Staedtler Triplus Roller I made some sketches on a Hotel Memo book 10x10cm. The logo of the hotel is printed soft in the mid of the page and on the bottom there is a hotel address and other contact info. It was nice to work on it . . . something that I didn't think before.

10x10cm Hotel Memo

10x10cm Hotel Memo or 20x10cm double page unfolded.
This memo is from Gumaya Hotel Semarang (
Have some sketches from this small book today . . .

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Balinese Woman

A Balinese woman, working on 'Lontar' (palm leaf) to make an ornament.
The ornament is then used as a decoration at the temple.
In the old time in Bali - as well as in Java - palm leaf was used to write a manuscript.

Canson Water Color Pad with Sakura Water color.


Sketch of a stone statue at the old Dutch Grave Yard in Jakarta.
Canson Square Sketch Book with Faber Castell Ecco Pigment 0.5

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Street Food Stall

Street Food Stalls ... you can find them at all over the street in Indonesia. Some are stationary and some are mobile. The Mobile street food stall usually has a pair of wheels, so it is easy to move it over, or on the bike/motor bike. Some are just carried by the person who sells the food. They sell various food from fresh fruits such as 'rujak', noodle, nasi goreng, ice cream, siomay, burger, bakso or beefball. Some foods are sold pre cooked and others are cooked on order.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Gedung Batu Temple

At Gedung Batu Temple 15 August 2009.
Gedung Batu Temple also known as Sam Pho Kong Temple is one of the most important and bigest tample among many Chinese Temples in Semarang. This Temple is dedicated to the Admiral Cheng He who once arrined in this place on his trip to Java, Sri Langka, The Middle East and Africa.


ha ha . . .

Bakul Kerak Telor

Bakul Kerak Telor iki aku gambar ing Kota Lama Jakarta, persis e ono ing komplek museum Fatahilah.

This sketch I made at Old Jakarta (Batavia). In an open public space in the front of old colonial building, now used as a museum, I found a man selling 'Kerak telor' a food made of an egg. Wearing a traditional cap 'kopiah' and enjoying his 'kretek', a cigarette with tobacco and clove, this man was waiting for some one who wanted his service.

Monday, 5 October 2009

My desktop

My desktop

Banana Seller

Wong tuo iki dodol gdang nganggo sepedane, muter muter kperumahan. Sepedane diwenehi kranjang sing digae ko pring.
Bapak e ki esuk mau mandek ndek ngarep omahku mergo ono sing meh tuku.

This old man sells banana on his bike . . . he puts a bamboo pannier on his bike to carry his fruit. Got stop right in the front of my house one morning and I recorded him. Using a black pencil color on Seven Colours Drawing Book.

Batavia (old Jakarta)

Using brush pen and water colour

Sketching on the side walk of part of Batavia (old Jakarta) . . . oh dear, you should use the mask if you are sensitive to the air pollutant . . . and use your ear bud to reduce the noisy traffic or bring your iPod with you . . . any way keep on drawing :-)

Domestic departure 2B gate

Passengers at Soekarno Hatta Air Port Jakarta, domestic deperture Gate 2B. There was not much that I can do there with my sketching kit even my flight was more than 1 hrs delayed.