For two days here in Batu Karas, Java, there has been NO INTERNET! What a disaster! So I'm writing this over breakfast in a little cafe by the beach and I've got lots to update you on! First thing's first, my comic strip journal for the past two days.
The little cafe here, Popeye Resto, serves the BEST food. Everything we've ordered has been fantastic which is just as well as eating is one of our main activities!
|Sun, sea and surf in Batu Karas |
Yesterday I was on my own for a lot of the day as Sam was surfing, so I had got a lot of reading and drawing done - my idea of a perfect day!
|Popeye Resto, Batu Karas|
|Another typical day at the beach|
You may remember this photo from my last post? Well, I really liked the way the surfboards were all stacked together under the trees so I decided to draw it.
|Surf Boards - Batu Karas Beach|
First I started with the outline...
Then I added the shading with hatching. I was going to paint it but I quite like it as it is.
Here are a few pics from the beach.
|Batu Karas beach.|
Sam would argue that this wave is too small, but I thought it made for a nice photo!
|Waves in Batu Karas|
I noticed this bicycle just asking to be in an arty photo of the beach.
|Bike in Batu Karas|
We took this photo on the beach and as it's rare that we both look normal (well relatively) at the same time in photos, I decided it would be a perfect one to draw.
I started yesterday but have a way to go yet...
|Beginnings of my sketch|
We saw quite a bit of wildlife yesterday! A praying mantis was definitely the highlight, followed closely by a hermit crab we pestered on the beach and a big dragonfly. There was also a butterfly that looked like a bat and a huge flying bug but I wasn't quick enough with the camera to snap them!
How can a bug look so cute!
This guy was quite feisty, it nipped Sam. I did a quick drawing when we got back to the bungalow.
|Crab on Batu Karas beach|
I'd like to do a timelapse video of me doing a drawing like the one above, what do you think?
And finally, here's the dragonfly.
|Pen sketch of a dragonfly.|
Hopefully I'll be back soon with some more updates from Java, internet permitting!
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