Sunday, May 22, 2011

Starting Again...

As my first Moleskine sketchbook has witnessed, I've never been able to finish one with completely filled pages. And when did I buy it? Some six years ago! For starters, the nice smooth pages were intimidating enough for me not to dare draw a "bad" sketch on them. At times when I do put in some doodles, I would have to be in a perfect mood. That's when I feel they're worthy to be inside this special notebook.

But I digress.

A Moleskine should be treated just like any other sketchbook or paper to draw on for that matter. Otherwise, I'd always feel not worthy putting something on it. Of course I did a couple of sketches on my other sketchbooks(the Derwent, the Miquelrius, et al) but I guess it's time to fill this up once and for all.

Earlier today when we went out, I purposely didn't bring my dslr. Back spasms haunted me since last night and the last thing I needed was a heavy load on my neck. Thus the Moleskine just fit perfectly in my hands and with my trusty Staedler pencil, I was good to go.

As soon as my 4-year old daughter got tired from all the walking, we settled in a coffee shop which was just what I needed to "stalk" my victims. Hehe. Anyways, I found my subjects as soon as I sat down. And then it was just like old times - sketching, I mean.

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Borders-Starbucks
The Gardens Mall, MidValley City
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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These two ladies were seated just a table beside ours. So it was kinda awkward for me to keep glancing at them. Good thing I was able to put in some gestures first that guided me to "complete" the sketch without them noticing me.

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Now this guy noticed me glancing at him. And so he kept shifting in his seat. But the pencil is faster than the man. Haha! Okay, I made that up.

I can't wait to fill up all of my 1st 'skines pages. I already got a new one standing by ready to be unwrapped. By then, I should be continuously sketching and not being on hiatus for every two to five years. Promise.

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