Thirty Day Challenge II – Past The Midway Point

This challenge was meant to start on April 15, but due to some time spent in a Chinese hospital with a nasty virus, then travel to Myanmar, and the Water Festival, I did not start till April 18. Exhaustion and a bit too much fun made me miss a few days also. This series of drawings takes you throughout Myanmar, then to Beijing and the Great Wall, and is ongoing now in the Philippines.

Enjoy and if you are up to the challenge, I would love to post some other people’s art too.

May 10, 2013
The view from our veranda.
Malapascua Island, Philippines

May 9, 2013
Yvonne was chilling on our porch when I hear some girls voices talking to her I come outside and Yvonne is surrounded by two ten-year old girls who are painting her toenails. Show them my sketch pad and they ask me to draw them. Their little brother comes over so I let him play Angry Birds Star Wars Edition and we never heard a peep out of him after that.
Malapascua Island, Philippines

May 8, 2013
A happy Buddha statue on the beach.
Malapascua Island, Philippines

May 7, 2013
A very bad day for me, I snorkeled all day then drank too much Red Horse. No art. 😦
Malapascua Island, Philippines

May 6, 2013
Travel Day, Taxi, Plane, Taxi, Boat. Random guy.
Beijing, China

May 5, 2013
We were killing time before we caught our plane and this guy fell asleep in front of us.
Beijing, China

May 4, 2013
The outside deck at Santou Hostel. This guy asked me to draw him the day before but I did not have time, so I drew him the next day. I did not get a chance to show him but if he checks out my blog then comment so I know your thoughts on it.
Beijing, China

May 3, 2013
Forbidden City, No Art
Beijing, China

May 2, 2013
This day just disappeared.
Beijing, China

May 1, 2013
We did the most amazing day trip to the Great Wall. This really is one of the true wonders of the world. They renovated a section of it, then left another section in disrepair so you could see the condition it was in before.
Great Wall, China

April 30, 2013
The Summer Palace was where royalty went to relax. It’s 77 hectares large, with numerous lakes and palaces. The biggest lake is Kunming lake,which is portrayed in the drawing. Along the hill line is the Perfume Pagoda.
Beijing, China

April 29, 2013
The outside deck at Santou Hostel.
Beijing, China

April 28, 2013
Business men in the Airport at a café.
Beijing, China

April 27, 2013
Was going out with some friends in Myanmar for my birthday, so I was killing time at a local cafe as my buddy Joshua picked up his wife. No one spoke English there but through sign language I got them to get me pen and paper. Once I started drawing they came over and chatted using sign language.
Yangon, Myanmar

April 26, 2013
After desperately searching for a money machine, non-existent in much of Myanmar, we cut our beach trip down by a day. So after riding the beach on a scooter we decided to have a drink at a local bar. After a few drawings and some beer the guys were giving us homemade booze and the weirdest green goopy snack I have ever tried. Pictures Pending.
Ngwe Saung

April 25, 2013
Guy chilling out on beach watching sunset.
Ngwe Saung

April 24, 2013
At the nicest beach I have ever been to. 11 miles long, soft white sandy beach was far from the palm trees, and almost no one was on it. Two dogs that befriended us.
Ngwe Saung

April 23, 2013
Waiting at the bus station at 7 am. Started drawing some kids and a teenager with reddish hair sat down and watched everything I was doing. So I incorporated him and his buddy in the drawing.
Yangon, Myanmar

April 22, 2013
I woke up at sunrise to get some photos of the temples of Bagan. I found it so relaxing I sat down in the ruins of one temple and sketched the sunrise.
Bagan, Myanmar
The second drawing is of the traditional horse carriage still used here.
Bagan, Myanmar

April 21, 2013
A traditional puppet show.
Bagan, Myanmar

April 20, 2013
The manager of a hotel was waiting for some guest to arrive under the tree. He is wearing the traditional Lungi. A lungi is similar to a skirt, and is worn in hot countries where heat and humidity make things a bit damp down there, so with this you can air it out.
Bagan, Myanmar

April 19, 2013
Riding bikes through temples in hundred degree heat. No art today, just a very exhausted Mike
Bagan, Myanmar

April 18, 2013
Nine hour bus ride to Bagan. This was a stop where a girl was buying corn on the cob with her mom.
Another bus stop, where a monk was eating his lunch.
A few hours from Bagan, Myanmar

April 17, 2013
This drawing we did on Myanmar’s New Year. We had wandered into Traders, a modern five-star hotel for air conditioning and a hide out from the 104F heat. Sitting in their lobby, I started doing a sketch of the interior when the guy who was in the back ground came over and introduced himself. His name was Jonathon, a financial guy from Malaysia. He was very well spoken, but funny that he was wearing running shorts with a plaid dress shirt in the middle of this fancy hotel after that I never got back to the drawing.
Yangon, Myanmar

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    • Stick figures work great also! 🙂
      Thanks for checking it out. For me drawing as I travel slows me down and allows me to observe things that I never would before, plus meet mire locals too.

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