There are some days you just feel like sketching the whole day when you have the capacity to do so. I did that yesterday which was a Saturday. I met up with Buz who came visiting from Johor Bahru, Malaysia to sketch at Kampong Glam, a now very touristy Malay community and ethnic enclave. The sun was bearing down on us mercilessly. I did a quick ink and watercolor sketch of Masjid Sultan and another of students who were sketching there too inside the same cafe as us. However though they were drawing on location, they were in fact sketching from reference photos they took of the place. 2 hours later we parted ways, and I headed to the mall to join my wife who has been there since morning working on her writing. Here's a collection of sketches that I put together as a mosaic (above). It has been really fruitful!!
On the flag: Johannesburg sketcher Cathy Gatland sketching outside Kippies Jazz Club in Newtown.
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