Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Still Woke Up With A Pencil In My Hand

No excuses.

I'm back.

My backstory behind this sketch? I had a throbbing headache after only sleeping at 3:30am because of the Arsenal-Liverpool game. So at the mall, the coffee shop was my solace. Then a nice couple with their newborn sat beside us and headache aside, I knew I just had to sketch them.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Different Kind of Fast Food

As we were driving aimlessly this afternoon, we happened to pass by our favorite kopitiam which we hadn't visited for quite awhile now. Since we were near the place already, we decided to have dinner there. And besides, it would be an excuse to try something new.

I saw this lone cook at this stall furiously flipping his laddle as if he's trying to fight something inside the wok in front of him. Let's just say he was cooking fast and sending food out to his customers like a mean production line. I wanted my food served fast too. And hot.

Choosing something new for today wasn't that hard after all. A no-brainer even! ;-)

Kopitiam Dinner

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Back On The Saddle

I finally got back on my bike after a month and a half hiatus. When October started, the regular afternoon/evening rains also came with it. Just about this time also, I started sketching in a frenzied pace(relatively speaking... hehe!). Last weekend, I finally got back to my old bike route around Melaka. This time, with a sketchbook in tow.

Quick Rough Sketch of a Chapel Ruins in Melaka I must have passed by this area more than 10 times already and it was only that weekend I knew that it had a cultural significance being the ruins of an old chapel, Ermida de Rosario(Rosary Chapel) built during the closing stage (1790-1810) of the Dutch Occupation. Now, only a few of its foundations remain.

Melaka Riverside Here I frantically tried to "finish" the sketch as a light drizzle was coming in. It was one of those few times that I forego with the pencil roughs and went straight to using a pen. It was liberating! I should do this more. And I will.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tree Sighting

Glad to see a Christmas tree at this coffee shop that I've recently frequented more. They've also got piped-in Christmas songs to go along with it. Now that's the ambiance that I want... that I need.

"Tree" Sighting at the Cafe. I started laying in the washes and planned to finish it on-site until I noticed the cafe was about to close already at 11pm!
  Christmas SpiritWhile still in the mood for laying in the colors, I continued doing so upon reaching the house. Just because it felt good seeing that "tree".

People Watching

I enjoyed my Kung Po chicken dinner so much the other night that I just resorted to people watching.

People Watching

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Chee Cheong Fun Master

This Aunty deftly made those chee cheong funs in no time. It was amazing to watch her make every order at such a fast rate.

Chee Cheong Fun Master

Chee Cheong Fun as described by Wikipedia:
"A rice noodle roll (also translated as steamed rice roll) is a Cantonese dish from southern China and Hong Kong, commonly served as a variety of dim sum. It is a thin roll made from a wide strip of shahe fen (rice noodles), filled with shrimp, pork, beef, vegetables, or other ingredients. Sweet soy sauce is poured over the dish upon serving. The rice noodle is also known as chee cheong fun where chee cheong means pig intestine, and fun means noodle; this is because the noodle resembles the small intestine of a pig."