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Jakarta Post

Urban sketchers: Documenting the beauty of city life through pencils and paintbrushes

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, September 29, 2019   /  11:27 am
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Arif setiawan, a member of urban sketcher community Indonesian Sketcher, sketches in Bank Indonesia Museum on Sept 28.(JP/Nina Loasana)

Under the scorching Saturday afternoon sun, dozens of people were seen sitting on a sidewalk in front of Bank Indonesia Museum holding sketchbooks, busily drawing and painting the heritage building.  The people are members of urban sketcher communities, who share an interest in documenting the beauty of urban lives and places through sketching. “Sketching urban environments is very interesting because we’re not only documenting the places, but also the interactions between people, the emotions and the experience of living in a city,” Artyan Trihandono, a member of the Sketchwalker community, told The Jakarta Post on Saturday. Artyan, who works as an architect, said he started urban sketching five years ago, however Sketchwalker itself was established 10 years ago. Sketchwalker, he said, regularly set up joint sketching events for its memb...