Picture of the moment: Street artist in Johor Bahru
Picture of the moment is a weekly series exhibiting pictures, through which I show you a bit of my world.
I was roaming around in a night market in Johor Bahru, a city very near to Singapore. And I stopped by this street artist. He was doing a portrait. First I thought he was just giving it a finishing touch since the couple in the portrait was not around. But something was telling me that I was wrong.
The street artist busy in his work.
Then I realized that he was indeed sketching! Unlike other sketchers, this street artist sketches from photos!
Instead of making people wait for hours in front of him, he clicks a photo of them with his mobile camera. Later, when he is relatively free, he starts doing his work.
I spoke to him for a few minutes, took his permission to take a photo while he was at work.
For him it normally takes one week to make one sketch and his charges are RM 200-300 depending on the amount of work involved.
Location – Night market, Johor Bahru