Drawing in Thailand

In August 2019 I spent 2-and-a-bit weeks travelling around Thailand with Drawing Escapes – visiting Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Aytthuea and Ko Samet.

I took this extended drawing trip as an opportunity to spend more time on my drawings. Through advice and feedback from the group and tutor Martyn, I honed in on my process; first capturing an essence with line drawings and paint, and then building up images through colour, form and texture.

For subject matter, I focused largely on architecture, nature and people, illustrated in a reportage style. I feel my most successful pieces combined all three, suggesting narratives and eluding a stronger (yet still subtle) sense of time and place.

Most drawings were done in my A5 Moleskine, and also A4 and A3 sketchbooks. You can explore a selection of these in the gallery below.

I highly recommend Drawing Escapes – who offer drawing holidays year around to a range of European destinations and further afield. Visit drawingescapes.com to see their upcoming trips – and feel free to contact me if you’d like to know more about my experience.

Featured image credit @martynblundell