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February 26, 2010

Meet the correspondents: SEMARANG, Indonesia > Rudi Hartanto


"I was born in 1967 and always enjoy drawing since my childhood.

As an architect, I feel that freehand drawing has been and still is a very effective way to build a good communication to the clients. It is quick, very expressive and lively information. Sometimes I make a very quick design idea in front of my client and mostly it works very well. Everybody needs everything quick. They do not only like 'Fast food'.... but also they love 'Fast design' or 'Fast drawing' or 'Fast sketching'...

Back in 1987, I was an exchange student. I had lived in Australia for a year and I have lots of sketches done outdoors... One day somebody watched me drawing outdoors. She came to me closer and told me: Could you please make a sketch of my shop? I will frame it if it is good. Off course I didn't mind. After 5 minutes the sketch done. She was very happy... then gave me five bucks directly. Thanks God, I had extra money for that day to buy a chocolate and ice cream.

The word 'Urban Sketcher' it sounds good since the first time I found it. In fact, I have done it on and off for some years.

I never realized that I am an urban sketcher. The term 'urban sketcher' really push my appetite of sketching more and more."

• Rudi's art on flickr.

19 comments :

gabi campanario said...

welcome Rudi, I've been enjoying your sketches at USK Indonesia, you guys are a sketching powerhouse!

Lok said...

Great to have you here Rudi, looking forward to seeing more work..

omar said...

welcome here, Rudi!

Luis Ruiz said...

Welcome, Rudi! I have admired your sketches in flickr and I'm som glad to find you here.

Asnee said...

welcome from bangkok, rudi, thanks for sharing your wonderful sketches here..

Don Low said...

Welcome!! Looking forward to seeing Indonesia through your eyes!!

Don Low said...

Welcome!! Looking forward to seeing Indonesia through your eyes!!

kumi matsukawa said...

Love your works a lot. Welcome!!

bh yoo said...

Welcome! Hope to see many lovely scenes of your country, Indonesia.

TIA said...

Greetings! Love the rich cultural expressions from your work.

Isabel said...

Welcome Rudi, looking forward to your posts.

Matthew Brehm said...

Welcome Rudi! I really love your sketches, and look forward to your contributions here!

sanjeev joshi said...

warm welcome from India..i find lot of cultural similarities in both the countries..looking forward to your powerful sketches..

VHein said...

Welcome, Rudi, I really look forward to seeing more of your great work!

DHAR CEDHAR said...

welcome mas....
looking forward I wanna see your works about Semarang Kota Lama, complete with the human being...
Salam...

antown said...

yoi, maju terus pantang mundur. tetap smgt!!

rudi'sketch said...

Thanks all, you are very wonderful friends. Your works are superb and very inspiring me .....

min said...

As a fellow architect, I agree with you that hand sketches are the best form of communication; it is spontaneous and has personal identity. kalau sempat datang ke kuching - beritahulah saya. laksa sarawak menantikan kamu!

YUSA NUGROHO said...

Mr Rudi, i really love your sketches. Someday i want to see you... :)