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07-26-2013, 04:35 AM
Re: Sketching from Timor Leste (http://www.sketching.cc/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2114&p=17877#p17877)

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Sketching The Littoral of Dili in Timor Leste

As I was writing before many times like here and here , I remember I enjoyed a lot to go out for sketching. The Littoral of Dili in Timor Leste was one of my favorite ever.
Full of people, full of nice views, full of interesting elements for the sketching. At least for me.

And there are also some of favorite subjects ever.
Trees, light houses and ships.

Here just an example. I was courting this place many times before stopping by. I just loved the colors of this lighthouse, the smell of the sea, the blue sky (here I sued a lot of dense watercolors and three kind of blue) the moody light, almost everything. Don't know why, probably it's a strange combination but I don't care. I just liked.
And this was the result.

I started only to make few lines from the inside of the ca. Later I later the sketching of this light house in my room instead of watching TV.


Three days later while I was going along the littoral I ended in another small lighthouse. It is at the first part of the pier but still holds a lot of fashion. And I loved to make a lot of this sketching on the place, just before people was starting to see me. then I went away.


Well this is my way to know and to breathe the local places when I go out for work. I'm lucky to see these fantastic places, although they are poor and people needs a lot of help.

I hope the Timor people appreciate this efforts from an european that loves every culture, loves sea places and works for peace. Really works for peace, even when sketching and telling to the world how many beautiful place we have. We, the world, have.

I used even this time my usual workhorses: Lamy Safari Fountain pen filled with Platinum Carbon Ink, Winsor and Newton Artist's watercolors and Da Vinci brushes.

I'd like to test some Stillman&Birn Sketchbooks. Any one wants to make a swap?


07-26-2013, 06:47 AM
What lovely bold paintings, I really like your use of colour. Looks a beautiful place.


07-26-2013, 12:03 PM
Nice sketches. My Lamy pen clogged up nd I'd never buy another :(

07-26-2013, 04:51 PM
Marvelous sketches. You make the area come alive.

07-27-2013, 01:56 AM
Thank you all!

@vhere clogged your pen? Wow! Have you tried to flush it several times?

Green Explorer
07-27-2013, 05:15 AM
I love the strong colours and images - you have a very beautiful skectchbook

Joan T
07-27-2013, 08:47 PM
You have such nice strong colors in your sketches. What brand of watercolors do you use? These are really well done!

Terry Wynn
07-27-2013, 10:25 PM
Love your sketches. I sent you an email through your blog about Stillman and Birn. Looking forward to seeing more.


07-28-2013, 01:42 AM
You have such nice strong colors in your sketches. What brand of watercolors do you use? These are really well done!
Thank you!
I use exclusively Winsor & Newton Artists'

That's all!:)