Category Archives: Bukiland

The Hardest Part of Sketching

This sketch is to encourage my dear sister, who is rediscovering her artistic side that she put aside many years ago.

One of the hardest parts of sketching is trying to represent something 3D on a 2D surface. This is why people sketching will often squint, or close one eye, in order to see in 2D. I recommend getting a pirate eye patch instead. It’s less strain and saves you from wrinkles around the eyes.

The sheep lives in a nano-farm across the road from me. The whole time it was chewing on something, and its ears were swiveling around like sound trumpets. I had the uncanny feeling that it was staring back at me thinking, can I eat him?



“In 1908, Tolstoy wrote A Letter to a Hindoo outlining his belief in non-violence as a means for India to gain independence from British colonial rule. In 1909, a copy of the letter fell into the hands of Mohandas Gandhi who was working as a lawyer in South Africa at the time and in the beginnings of becoming an activist. Tolstoy’s letter was significant for Gandhi who wrote to the famous writer seeking proof that he was the real author, leading to further correspondence between them. Reading Tolstoy’s The Kingdom of God is Within You also convinced Gandhi to avoid violence and espouse nonviolent resistance, a debt Gandhi acknowledged in his autobiography, calling Tolstoy “the greatest apostle of non-violence that the present age has produced”. The correspondence between Tolstoy and Gandhi would only last a year, from October 1909 until Tolstoy’s death in November 1910, but led Gandhi to give the name, the Tolstoy Colony, to his second ashram in South Africa. Besides non-violent resistance, the two men shared a common belief in the merits of vegetarianism, the subject of several of Tolstoy’s essays.”