My Old Sketches

Flipping over my old sketch books, I found some sketches of mine haven’t been “digitalized” and “stored” online. Some of them done in “on location” style, the other are doodling and sketched out of photographs and magazine images.

Here are the on location sketches (I’ll add the description later ๐Ÿ™‚

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church tower

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Stranded at Type C Hospital Pare-Pare

On my way from Makassar back to Sorowako, my new acquintance, sat right beside me in the bus, had a kidney-ache related problem. I suggested him to drop in to the nearest hospital, considered his awful condition as he vomitted several time and arched his body in pain. We dropped in Pare-pare, a town 200 km northward of Makassar and 8 hours land trip from Sorowako. We checked in a government run type C hospital of Andi Makassau and stayed there all night. He was injected with an anti pain liquid which enabled him to sleep for awhile.

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Baroncong

Serupa kue kukis di masa kecil saya. Di Sorowako atau masyarakat Bugis umumnya, kue ini dikenal dengan nama Baroncong. Dengan paduan aromanya yang sedap danย  sensasi legit ketika digigit, Broncong nikmat disantap saat menyeruput teh atau kopi di pagi hari…nyem!

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Soroakan Toddler, 1913

Bumped with an-almost-a-hundred-year-old photo of Soroako kid during Matano Lake Festival last 6-7 June. Scanned and printed out from the original book (provided by Kathryn May Robinson) entitled “Among the Headhunters of the Central Celebes” by a Dutchman called Grubauer who visited Sorowako in 1913, the toddler photo is one of several other images of the Sorowako in the past.

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Dengen

Dengen (Dillenia serrata) adalah salah satu tanaman endemis Sorowako. Sebagian besar tumbuh di tepi Danau Matano dan diantara lebatnya hutan tropis Sulawesi bagian tengah. Dikenal juga sebagai pohon Dongi, Dengen bertajuk bulat, berdaun rimbun, dengan ketinggian pohon dewasa rata-rata mencapai 25 meter. Pohon ini berbuah sepanjang tahun dengan buah bulat berdiameter antara 4-8 cm. Berlapis kelopak-kelopak hiaju kekuningan, bilah-bilah buah serupa jeruk ini berwarna kuning kemerahan bila telah matang.

Rasa buahnya sangat masam dengan kandungan vitamin C tinggi. Buah Dengen kerap dipakai masyarakat Sorowako sebagai bumbu penyedap masakan dan dioleh menjadi minuman/jus yang menyegarkan!

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Sunday Market at Pantai D (2)

Sunday’s always a “busy” day at Pantai Ide. Flock of teenager, parents with their children, mixed up with peddler at the most popular “beach” in Sorowako. Pantai Ide is on the brink of the 8th deepest-clearest-oldest-lake-in the world of Matano. Every first week of the month, an event called Sunday Market held at the beach, made pantai Ide more busy than other days. Here are several activities captured with my pen and colored pencil ๐Ÿ™‚

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