Tuesday, February 24, 2009

my instruments

Everybody have their own working instruments . So am I, my instruments is quite complicated. Everyday I am looking and using it and yesterday I decided to sketch it on my moleskine with fountain pen and ink.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Just to publish my sketch in the blog for safekeeping. This is vietnam Ho Chi Min city .. a busy with lots and lots of motorcycles. I like the telephone wire jumble up in the sky and its friendly people. Lots of the building reflecting a french colonial era but many have been torn down for the same reason...

Friday, February 20, 2009

ibrahim husein (1936-2009)

two days ago (feb 19) one of our nation great artist passed away. Since my younger day I never missed to visit the national gallery every weekends just to see his paintings over and over again. Never had a chance to meet him and now he's in haven. Ibrahim or Ib once said:

My paintings have parallel lives of personal emotion and social commentary. Artists, creative people, we're not practical, we work from the heart. It comes out of your private world and into the world everyone knows.
Here's to you Ib...

Sunday, February 15, 2009


its my turn to sent the kids to music school and the sketch made with ball point pen I found lying on the floor (as I forgot to bring my favourite pen) with watercolor and moleskine watercolor paper. I began to like the moleskine watercolor paper.

Friday, February 13, 2009

my son 2

sketch of azib while watching his favourite cartoon network channel.

Monday, February 2, 2009

old sketch

old sketch from time magazine year 2008.