Begonia from Köln. Not sure of the species as Begonia has about 1,400 different plant species. Perhaps this is Begonia Nonstop. But then again there are hundreds of nonstop species. I wish to go learn to be botanist. Botanist that travel around the world to learn about plant science and illustrate. Never too late!

begoniaMixed media on Daler Rowney sketchbook.

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Read, Sketch and Travel

Ok, I just got to know that The Borders has arranged for my slot ‘Read, sketch and travel with Emila Yusof’ at Georgetown Literary Festival. I will bring all my Moleskine sketchbooks along with my picture books. Dec 1, 3.30pm-5pm. Venue: 179, Victoria Street, Georgetown, Penang.

I dunno what to talk about but I can show my sketchbooks. LOL.

Comelah, if you like to see my sketchbooks.


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Kölner Dom sketch

I really wish I had done this sketch on location but that was impossible because I had my family with me and I wouldn’t want them to be stucked with me at one place for few hours just to wait for me to finish. I opt for drawing from photograph instead. I hope I will be able to draw on location next time when I go solo travel. 🙂

kolnerdomPencil and Prismacolor markers on Daler Rowney sketchbook.

Cologne Cathedral or Kölner Dom, is a renowned monument of Gothic architecture and is a World Heritage Site. Construction of Cologne Cathedral commenced in 1248 and was halted in 1473, leaving it unfinished. Work restarted in the 19th century and was completed, to the original plan, in 1880. It is 144.5 metres (474 ft) long, 86.5 m (284 ft) wide and its towers are approximately 157 m (515 ft) tall. It is Germany’s most visited landmark, attracting an average of 20,000 people a day.


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Cover design for GTN 8.3

I drawn two sets of my Brown Girl series in watercolor and pen only to find that I hate them; all 24 of them!

I’d figured that I am not in the right mood to do anything watercolor so thought I suggested a vector work to Gaya Travel team. The theme is about travelling to Perak and Melaka, so I drew interesting iconic places/items in both cities, i.e. in Melaka, the Stadthuys, A Famosa, Melaka house and trishaw whereas for Perak, the Taiping train station, old locomotive, Lake Taiping, Kellie’s Castle and Menara Condong Teluk Intan.

This is something different than my ordinary style but I hope they like it as much as I do. Sometime other style works perfectly when the other is not.

All icons are drawn from scratch based on photos but the Melaka house was something that I created few years back that I think is worth recycling.



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