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.
|Sun, sea and surf in Batu Karas|
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!
|Popeye Resto, 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!
|Another typical day at 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.
|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!
This guy was quite feisty, it nipped Sam. I did a quick drawing when we got back to the bungalow.
I’d like to do a timelapse video of me doing a drawing like the one above, what do you think?
|Pen sketch of a dragonfly.|
Hopefully I’ll be back soon with some more updates from Java, internet permitting!