Sunday, December 31, 2017

New Year 2018

New Year 2018 Coffee Date with family
Treej Cafe, La Mer, Dubai
01 Jan. 2018

Sketch No.01/365
#urbansketch #sketchmylife365 #fcfamily #newyear2018 #treejcafe

Monday, November 13, 2017

Applebees Teens Bday Celeb

APPLEBees Restaurant
Sheik Zayed Rd, Dubai, UAE
08 November 2017
Sketch No.142

Today is my daughter & son birthday celebration dinner.
My family started their food but me...I started my sketching.
Doctor said...avoid eating red meat!

I finished my sketch, halfway of our dinner. Yes, I did taste the beef but I ate the pasta.
Using tombow brush pen and winsor & newton watercolor.


Tea N Talk @ Filli Shop
Burjuman Center
Dubai, UAE
12 November 2017
Sketch No. 147

My friend invite me to try Filli Tea and good thing we got a good seat (almost outside of shop but in the middle of it) a perfect location for my sketching.

I started to sketch on a A4 Envelope (my Unicare Stress Test Result)  using tombow brush pen and watercolor it at home using nevskaya palitra.

By the way the Saffron Tea is good.


URBAN SKETCHING Workshop with Shanqoo
Urban Sketchers Dubai
ARSERKAL Avenue, Al Quoz
Dubia, UAE
11 November 2017
Sketch No. 145

Today is Urban Sketchers Global 10th Year Anniversary and today also is 24 Hrs.Global Sketchwalk and as our participation Urban Sketchers Dubai giving a sketching workshop for free at Arserkal Avenue by Mr. Shanqoo.

My ink sketch was started at 6 pm and I finished at 630pm and asked Shanqoo to sign & stamped my sketch. I left the workshop at around 7pm. Watercolor rendering was done at my house.

I used tombow brushpen, winsor & newton watercolor on 300 gsm watercolor paper.

IKEA Breakfast

DFC Dubai
10 November 2017
Sketch No. 143

Usual Friday scene at Ikea Dubai, eating, talking, loving, sharing, giggling, laughing and me...SKETCHING!

Afternoon Dream

Dubai, UAE
04 November 2017
Sketch No. 138

This is weird, I dreamt about my old friends from high school. Night scene they just showed up on a van without a driver seat. Inside the van are my friends Richie (who died recently), Jaime Popoy Nicolas and outside Andy Villanueva, Ding Evangelista, Bubut Buenviaje, Amy Perez, Floriza Nepomuceno and Winnie Inocencio. They are just saying hi to me.

Another scene, inside filthy toilet and i'm changing my clothes and when I realized how dirty the toilet I went out and saw Ding & Andy and all of my friends (the one I drew).

Another scene when Bubut teach me and try to massage my back but I told her..."no, i'm fine".
I walk on a vacant lot beside the firewall and and turn around & I saw again my friends on the van.

When I woke up, I immediately get a paper & sketch my friends quickly.

FRIDAY Breakfast

FRIDAY Breakfast
IKEA, DFC, Dubai
03 November 2017
Sketch No.137

This is a usual scene at IKEA Dubai, full of people having their breakfast.
Me and my wife managed to sit on a high chair...which is good for my sketch.

I started to sketch the guy on brown shirt and the light fixture above him as my anchor to sketch the whole scene, people come and go as I capture them one by one on their table. I used winsor & newton watercolor.


TIPANAN Restaurant
Filipino & Chinese Restaurant
Satwa, Dubai, UAE.
02 November 2017
Sketch No.136

I was waiting for my take home order...and it seems that it will take more cooking time.
Starving, I'm on a diet....but can't resist to eat arozcaldo & sipoao for snacks.

While waiting for my food, I quickly sketch owner (I believe he is) Mr Clayton and my food before eating. I used tombow brush pen & winsor & newton watercolor.

Friday, October 27, 2017


Ikea Dubai, UAE
27 October 2017
Sketch no.135

Quick sketch and watercolor to capture this precious moment of grandma and her grandaughter
having a breakfast.

I drew background and add text after me & my wife breakfast.
I used tombow brush pen & winsor & newton watercolor.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

ROMY my DJ colleague

DJ ROMY Arch. Romeo Alcantara
Jewel of the Creek Site OFfice
Dubai, UAE
26 October 2017
Sketch No. 134

A quick sketch for my modulated voice colleague during lunch time at work place.

My other colleague JM showed me how to draw human head, the proportion & posing...and instantly I showed him how I draw human head...not more than 10 secs. (except for the red background).

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Ikea Dubai
24 October 2017
Sketch no. 132

I am almost done my breakfast then my wife asked me..."why you didn't do your sketching?" food is i think ...nothing to sketch for now.

Then when I looked far left I saw a red hair lady having her breakfast.
I didn't waste time...I made a quick sketch and when the time I started to have a documentary video...she quickly stand up and left.

I used tombow & winsor & newton watercolor.

Monday, October 23, 2017


COFFEE DATE again..!
Oasis Mall, Dubai, UAE
23 October 2017
Sketch No. 131

Another coffee date with my wife and daughter at Caribou Coffee Shop at Oasis Mall, Dubai,UAE.

I didn't expect that my girls finished cheese cake as fast as my sketch. hahaha.
We ordered cheesecake, salted caramel budino and 1 cold coffee ( I forgot the name).

I used tombow pen and winsor & newton water color.

Saturday, October 21, 2017


Tim Hortons, J3 Mall
Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
21 October 2017
Sketch No.130

Quick sketch during coffee date with daughter. 
Tuscan Chicken Sandwich and French Vanilla coffee plus Timbits.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Filipino Institute Graduation Batch 9

Filipino Institute Deira
Graduation Ceremony Batch 9

Crowne Plaza Hotel
Deira, Dubai, UAE
20 October 2017

Sketch No. 128

"OMG I don't have folded sketch paper on my bag" this was my words when the ceremony started.
On our table (Arabic Class table...btw I graduated with special mentioned as Most Improved in Arabic Writing & Reading) I didn't find hotel complimentary pen & paper...

to be continued...


2XU Triathlon Race Series 1 of 3


Monday, October 16, 2017


COMPACT Water Color
15 October 2017
Sketch No. 124

I am bored.
I sketched my compact water color and color it!

Note: Just sketch when bored

Costa Peppermint case + Winsor & Newton Water Color.

Apple Flakes

Site Office, Jewel of the Creek
Dubai, UAE 15 Oct 2017
Sketch No. 125

Amazed on how I piled up my apples flakes.
I quickly grab my folded sketch paper & compact water color then started to sketch
and ate my flakes after.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

TRI Seminar

FRU Triathlon Seminar
Le Meridien, Dubai, UAE
28 August 2017
Sketch No.109 (Visual Note taking)

Youth for Christ

St. Mary's Catholic Church Dubai
Oud Metha, Dubai, UAE
26 Aug. 2017
Sketch No. 108 (Visual Note taking)

"Yes, I did this sketch during live parents orientation, and yes...right now...I almost done" this
 was my reply to one of facilitator Sister Madz. And she quickly took a snap & requested to borrow my sketch to show to her colleagues.

And one of her friends shouted..."hmmm I know this guy he drew's Fullcircle!".Well that guy is my close friend Bro. Allen who knows me well.

This event was organized by CFC Couples for Christ Dubai for our children who went for youth camp. And after Parents Orientation given by Bro. Edward Yuson we attended our children's...some kind of graduation rites (you know that stuffs...singing, dancing and afterwards crying...).

I'm happy that day as I chat again to my old friends like Rocky & Pia Parroco, Allen & Del Cabugon and others ( Sorry...I can't remember their names).

I gave the original sketch to Bro. Edward Yuson as a gift.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Lubricant Specialists

Emarat Petrol Station
Al Safa 2, Dubai, UAE
07 October 2017

Normally, when my car changed oil I will go straight to adjacent burger store and stayed there until the service finish. But this tiny watercolor and folded sketch paper was on my pocket and I didn't waste time...I started to sketch this 2 specialists Mani & Dileep. And when they finish my car change oil, their sketch also done with color.

I approached them and show their sketch...they are very  happy and took a photo of my sketch and sent to their friends.

I asked if it is Ok to take a photo of them while they are holding the sketch...they didn't say a word, took the sketch and pose.

I used winsor & newton watercolor, tombow brush pen and daler rowney 300gsm. watercolor paper.

Note that I started to write arabic word ( I just finished basic arabic at FI Filipino Institute link here) as sub-title.😃😃😃

Apple Everyday

"APPLE EVERYDAY makes doctor away"
My Kitchen, Dubai, UAE
07 October 2017
Sketch No.122

This is the result of my previous chemical diet plan (link here).
Yes, I did,I loose 7kg in 1 month.
Why 7kg. only? I cheat the plan.😀😀😀
Anyways that was 2 months ago and I am maintaining a balance daily diet.

I did this quick sketch this morning while preparing my family breakfast.
Using winsor & newton watercolor, tombow pen & daler rowney 300 gsm. watercolor paper.
Added text on sketch at office.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sleep Over

Novotel Hotel Deira,
Dubai, UAE
Sketch No. 106

My wife still in bed.
Grab my pen & paper and finish my sketch with color.

Deira City Center

Dubai, UAE
28 September 2017
Sketch No. 105

Standing beside the column while I'm doing quick sketch.
I am waiting for my wife and daughter from shopping.

Deira City Center (link here)


Al Safa 2, Dubai, UAE
22 July 2017
Sketch No. 104

My daughter Sofia after our malling.

Saturday, July 15, 2017


Muscat International Airport
Muscat, Oman
May 31 and June 8, 2017

Sketches below are my observations on people during my waiting time at Gate 1, Muscat International Airport.

May 31, 2017

Omani Lady busy on cashier counter doing her job, while on far behind the store 3 Indians are confused which way going to their respective flights.

At GATE 17 - people are busy looking, reading their smart phone while waiting for bus boarding, in Muscat airport no direct from tarmac...all passengers are bus boarding to airplane.

June 8, 2017
I rendered blue watercolor background my sketch as the people around me are very cool, quiet and just waiting to board on plane but on the far right...sketch was done inside the bus & Dubai metro (gold cabin) yellow background as this scene are very confused & jealous.