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.
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 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.
I am almost done my breakfast then my wife asked me..."why you didn't do your sketching?"
well...my food is finished...so 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.
ARABIC CLASS 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...
"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 this...it'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.
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 afternoon...my 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 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.
Muscat International Airport
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, yes...here 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.