China Trip 2012

Some sketchbook pages that I filled in during very very very recent my trip to China. I just got back earlier today. Mostly these were done while waiting (for the Metro to arrive at my desired stations, for people, for the bus to arrive at its destination, for the 8hours train to arrive, for the plane to land etc).

I wish I could sketch more places but we constantly walked in good speed and looking around. I have too many photos in my camera. Too lazy to take care of them anytime soon. I cut off all my connection to the world outside China. (Yes, gmail is truly blocked there unless you use VPN.)

I was reading and finished off that book about surviving the Pacific Ocean while I was crossing the Pacific Ocean (perfect, right? The flight was very bumpy too most of the time that the flight attendants were told to be seated and stopped giving beverages to us!) and coughed, felt very sick, towards the end of the book as my mind picturing the bloody pain and gore.

Hope everyone have a wonderful New Year's Eve! 
Some part of me is very tired. I hope I can fall asleep deeply and sleep off this weird feelings and exhaustion tonight. Seems most of my neighbors aren't partying here, hopefully.

I think this is my last post of this year. I had quite a very eventful, busy year of 2012. Met many inspiring and aspiring people and new friends. I got to see my brother even though only for 2 days U__U
Wish everyone another fantastic year!


chengwhich said...

wow, you did a ton of sketches! nice stuff!

hope your trip was great and happy new year!!!:)

Mehdi Yssef said...

whoa ! so prolific ! you inspire me :)

k.mediani said...

Thanks, Davin!

Davin and Mehdi: it was the small 3.5x5 moleskine, super easy filling those pages with the 0.3 pen.

Jenny Sherman said...

great sketches, I love them! What was the book you were reading, was it "Unbroken" ? That is the book I am reading now. I hope you have a good trip! :)

k.mediani said...

Thank you, Jenny. It was "Life of Pi" :)

Jake Murray said...

Good God, Kartika. Your sketchbook is wonderful! I'm pretty much convinced that my sketches will never look as cool as yours haha. Keep up the great work!

k.mediani said...

Jake, you're far too humble!
I am very much convinced I'll never be able to draw with beautiful crosshatching nor paint like you do. Much appreciating your very kind words and encouragement.

Jenny Sherman said...

Life of Pi is great too. ^-^