At the airport I got chatting to a Malaysian real estate agent/ some sort of local politician who gave us a ton of advice about travelling in Malaysia, and said to message gim if we ever needed any help, which was nice.
After landing in Kota Bhuru and eventually getting a local bus into town, it quickly dawned on us that the town rarely had tourists. In fact, we only saw three other foriegners the whole time two days we were here, and it’s quite a big town!!
Wondering through the town, we found lots of fabrics and clothes for sale at local prices, which was refreshingly cheap. Eventually we went down to the night market, which seemed very much for locals, as nothing was in English and nobody spoke English. We went for something random on the menu (Aram - Chicken) that I recognised, which was actually really nice (Mee Goreng).
That evening, the lady in the hostel offered us dinner … for free! We were going to eat there that evening anyway, but we couldn’t pass this up. Eight of us sat down including the couple that owned the hostel, some locals, and some backpackers that were half staying in, half working in the hostel.
The food was naturally amazing and all cooked by the local woman, which included chicken curry, soy pork, and a green bean pudding which was very different but nice all the same. I offered to wash up or help out but she was having none of it, and said they usually do this for guests. Afterwards, me, the owner and a local sat and played PS3, trying to beat the top score on a 14 minuite track race on Need for Speed.
I was pretty gobsmacked at the genorosity, I wish we could of stayed longer now but we had booked some flights (again, cheaper than a bus/boat in Malaysia) to Kota Bhuru, staying there for one night before heading to Kuala Besut, to finally get a boat to the Perinthian Islands.
Walter White large scale painting GIF time-lapse. To mark the upcoming conclusion to the brilliant AMC series Breaking Bad, I decided to create a large scale installation of my Walter White drawing, played by the enigmatic Bryan Cranston.
The idea of this stop motion was to record how the painting comes together and the amount of time it took.
I’ll be putting up the final image later, and looking forward to the final season’s part two premiere tomorrow! (in the UK, USA tonight! Jealous). Note: Ignore the dancing chair . .
Ser Jorah Mormont played by Iain Glen in Game of Thrones.
I’m trying out a new technique to create colour pieces, a lengthy process that involves first finding dark colours such as blues, greens and reds, then adding light colours such as yellow, steadily up to a dark grey, then filling in excess colours manually.
The first image is a GIF of the colour construction, the second is further photographic documentation, and the third is the finished piece.
So I’m looking to sell this painting from aaaaaages ago, about to link potential buyers the GIF of it being made, and it’s not on the site. I’m pretty confident I have posted it before because it got featured on Tumblr’s Illustration page, but here it is again so I have a link to it (hopefully). Enjoy!