Thursday, October 3, 2013

Kuala Lumpur sketches

In between catching up with family and friends while in Kuala Lumpur recently, I was able to sketch a little. I left Kuala Lumpur to move to Australia over a decade ago, and while I was living over there I was not drawing much. So being able to draw these two Kuala Lumpur icons was quite special (even somewhat emotional) to me.


The Petronas Twin Towers has 88 floors and was once the tallest in the world. It was built when I was living in Kuala Lumpur. In fact, my office was across the road and I saw the building whenever I was in the city. But I never realised the structure of the building until I began to draw it.


I also never realised how beautiful the towers are – even more beautiful in the rain. I was caught in a heavy downpour one night and cannot resist taking this photo of the towers glowing in the dark.


The Kuala Lumpur Tower is another structure built when I was in KL. It’s a communications tower, and a popular tourist destination. I must admit that I have not really been there except for a drive around the surrounding area. Isn’t strange that we don’t explore the places that are close to us? Well, maybe one day when I am in KL again, I will go up to the observation deck and take in the view of KL.


  1. Bonjour,

    Des tours vraiment impressionnantes et imposantes... Je comprends que vous ayez été séduite par ce lieu... La photo de nuit est magique... Votre illustration parle bien. J'aime... Bravo !

    Gros bisous

  2. Lovely to see your sketches of these to buildings from the KL skyline Evelyn. Liked reading your note about seeing a somewhat familiar building differently once you began to draw it too. I enjoy that aspect of drawing a building I feel I know well only to rediscover and appreciate it another way through sketching.

    1. Hey Chantal, Lovely to chat with you here.
      Agree - we see more details when we draw. I guess drawing forces us to see and analyze the the structure in front of us.