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Sunday, 12 noon, Dec. 16: Downtown Library

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Introduction: Andika Murandi

Greetings fellow sketchers! I am super excited to be writing my first post for the Urban Sketchers Seattle blog. It's been great meeting up, learning and sharing with fellow sketchers these past several months and I am looking forward to keep being inspired by this group of wonderful artists.

Sketching with a company
My name is Andika Murandi. I was born and raised in Indonesia, moved to Oregon in 2000 to pursue a graduate degree and spent 14 years in the small town of Eugene. Yes, I am a Duck! :)  My family and I moved to Seattle back in 2014 and have been loving it. There is something about the Pacific Northwest that makes you want to stick around. I am married with 2 daughters who also love to draw. I guess it runs in the family. 

My love of sketching started when I took a permanent marker and drew all over the entire bedroom wall when I was 6 years old. I love to draw stuff and that was the main reason I went to architecture school. As a practicing architect, I always try to find time to keep my passion of hand drawing and sketching alive. I am one of the few in my office who still keep a drafting board on our desk. 

Working in downtown Seattle means there is never a shortage of things to sketch. I like to take a quick stroll during lunch time, and spend 15-30 minutes sketching on the spot to capture the essence of the place. It's a beautiful place we live in and I feel blessed to call it home.
Lunch time at Westlake Park

The legendary corner of Pike Place Market

The Alaskan Way Viaduct just before its temporary closing

I am honored to be invited to contribute to this forum and look forward to many years of sharing. May we always sketch.

My Flickr page: defragments