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Travel and draw, Istanbul, Turkey

Breakfast in Istanbul. (Part 1) By Brian Martin-Onraet and Tiffany Choong

A must read action packed fictional short story by Brian Martin-Onraet inspired by Stewart the seagull that took me to Istanbul this year. A big thank you for this. I am honoured x

Equinoxio

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The seagulls glide and glide over the waters. Hundreds of them. Gliding and flying effortlessly. Catch the wind. Glide a while. Then a swift stroke of a wing and glide again. Stewart is probably up there. I can’t make him out. Too many seagulls in the air. And too many ships in the waters! Reminds me of traffic in Bangkok, Chang Mai or KL, without the motorbikes. Here, ships and boats of all size and hue cross each other at breakneck speed. Well, a few knots’ breakneck speed. They make quite a show, sounding their horns at each other. Painting the water white with their foamy trails. Ferries, tourist boats, fishing boats, one or the other Navy battle ship. Russia and the Black sea are not too far away.

Every now and then a seagull stops in mid-air, flipping its wings madly, suspended in the air, then drops into the…

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Sketch of the day no 735 in my Daler Rowney art journal: Suleyman the Magnificient

 

Ottoman turkish empire: suleyman the magnificient
 
Today’s sketch is something I’ve been wanting to draw for a long time and finally here it is. Sketch of the day in my Daler Rowney art journal is of Suleyman the magnificent. I just love his outfit especially the headgear. 

I learnt that only sultans wore the headgear and not any ordinary person. 

Sketch of the day no 632 in my moleskine art journal: buoys from Istanbul. ‘It’s time to sail away, I will return one day’

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It’s time to sail away, I will return one day… Istanbul buoys

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal are buoys from Istanbul fishing area near galata. It’s the last sketch for this moleskine sketchbook. The whole book has been dedicated to my time in Istanbul ~ live like a local series.

‘It’s time to sail away, I will return one day’

Sketch of the day no 631 in my moleskine art journal: Antique turkish brass inkwell & pen case with shell decoration for travellers

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Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of an antique Turkish brass inkwell & pen case with shell decoration for travellers.
‘I’m capturing the world one page at a time.’

Sketch of the day no 630 in my moleskine art journal: trunk escutcheon. All journeys have a secret destination of which the traveller is unaware.

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antique turkish trunk escutcheon

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of antique Turkish trunk escutcheons.
‘All journeys have a secret destination of which the traveller is unaware.’

Sketch‬ of the day no 629 in my ‪‎moleskine‬ ‪‎art journal‬: miniature filigree clog used in ‪‎Turkish‬ hamam.

Antique Turkish Hamam clogs
Antique Turkish Hamam clogs

Today’s sketch‬ of the day in my moleskine‬ art journal‬ is of an antique miniature filigree clog used in Turkish‬ hamams. I discovered them at an antique shop in Beysehir, Turkey. They are made of wood and a layer of silver sheet covers the top.

If the shoe fits, buy it ;p

Sketch of the day no 628 in my moleskine art journal: Pink Lily flower cactus. Cactaceae Echinopsis mamillosa

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Cactaceae Echinopsis mamillosa. Pink Lily Cactus

Today’s sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of a a botanical illustration of a pink lily cactus, Cactaceae Echinopsis mamillosa from Turkey.

“Hard words can not touch a soft heart

But soft words can touch a hard heart,

So choose carefully how you decide to speak to others”

Sketch of the day no 625 in my moleskine art journal: I am not afraid of going on a wild goose chase

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Turkish Grey Goose. I’m not afraid of going on a Wild Goose Chase!

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of a goose from Beysehir in Turkey. I’m not sure what kind of Turkish goose it is. I’m going to call him George the grey goose.

The hotel we were staying at had a little farm and this fella was there with his mates.
I am not afraid of going on a wild goose chase! 🙂

Sketch of the day no 624 in my moleskine art journal: Cocoche. A citizen of Istanbul.

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Istanbul stray street dog adopted. Everyone deserves to be happy xx

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of Cocoche, a small dog. She was a street dog and then she was adopted by a nice lady.
Every animal is a citizen of Istanbul.
Everyone deserves to be happy xoxo

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