Tuesday, 31 August 2010


BRT (Bus Rapid Transport) is a commuter system in Semarang. As I live in the eastern and work in the western of the city I usually use this bus to get my office. This daytrip takes about 1 hour 20 mnt and I sometime do the sketching while the bus moves.

A bus crew doing the calculation.

A BRT passenger. A6 Canson sketchbook with drawing pen. I do the coloring after geting home.

Here are two small pieces of paper that are a ticket to ride the bus, I use them to capture some passengers.
Using a ballpoint and I have to deal with the bus shake as it moves, accelerate and brake thru an overcrowded traffic.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Floral Ornament

I went to a funeral of a relative last Monday, 23rd August 2010 who passed away on Sunday evening. Try to remember what attracted my eyes when I was there ... a floral ornament.

There were two red flowers I don't know the name, then a Kenanga ( Canangium odorata ), Jasmine and also a Pandan leaf (Pandanus amaryllifolius) that is folded like an accordion.

Dino Senen wingi 23 Agustus 2010 aku nekani penguburan sedulur sing sedho. Aku nyobo ngeling eling opo sing menarik mripatku pas wayah kuwi ... yo kuwi hiasan kembang sing ono ing kranda. Ono Kembang abang tumpuk loro, terus kembang kenongo, melati lan godong pandang sing li tekuk tekuk koyo acordion ...

This is a sketch based on memory.A5 Canson sketchbook, drawing pen .2 and water colour.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Pure Girinata Semarang

The main temple in Pure Girinata Semarang. Pure is a Balinese shrine and this is the Pure for Balinese who live in Semarang. It is located in a summit of a small hill from where we can see the down town from above. See photograph over the city of Semarang from this site I took on 11 Sept 2010 here

: http://omgun.multiply.com/photos/album/78

All the Hindu temples have many detail ornament. I just did draw the impression, not an accurate approach.

Pappelik or Panuman in Pure Girinata Semarang. Pure is a Balinese shrine. Pappelik is a sacntum that serve as a communal seat of the gods when they descend from heaven on the occasion of a festival.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Red Lorry

Red lorry, Mercedes Benz 911.
Fabercastell Drawing Pen and Sakura Koi Watercolour on Canson A5 Sketchbook.

A Nissan Diesel, red lorry at a furniture warehouse is waitting for being stuffed.
Fabercastell Drawing Pen on Canson A5 Sketchbook, colouring with Photoshop.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

TVRI Semarang

The piramid shape building is TVRI Semarang, Televisi Republik Indonesia, regional station of Central Java, established on a hill in the eastern Semarang is a TV station owned and managed by the government. Show up in the background is munt Ungaran and a ricefield is in the foreground. With an expressive approach using a brush pen and watercolour on my Kokuyo sketchbook. This link is the image I took in 2007 just about a hundred meter from this sketch location.