Thursday, October 3, 2013

Amazing Thailand - part 1 - the islands

I'm back from our family vacation to Thailand, my first visit to the Far East, and I'm totally charmed! Everything's very different there, even for me , living at the Middle East for the last 20 years. If I were needed to use graphic designer's terminology,  I would say that this place got more contrasts and more saturation. There are most beautiful, calm, white-sand and turquoise-water beaches and busy, super-crowded streets, full of colors, smells and sounds. There are modern luxurious buildings and infrastructures, and people living in primitive sheds, as they used to live ages before. I know, two and a half weeks isn't enough to understand anything, but it's enough to charm me and to make me want to come back.
I'm not so good with words, lucky I have my Thai sketchbook to share with you, which I hope will show a bit this wonderful journey. I wish I could sketch all the time, unfortunately, I could mostly sketch at waiting times, but I'm happy with what I have.
We've spend two week on  Koh Samui and Koh Phangan islands, enjoying its beaches and travelling across them a bit. Here are some sketches from beautiful beaches :
and busy streets in the villages of the islands:
and, of course, some food-related sketches:
At the end of the trip we spent 4 days in Bankok, but I'll tell about it in the next post. Stay tuned!
Meanwhile you can see my entire Thai sketchbook on flickr.

4 comments:

  1. מקסים, מעביר את האווירה בהחלט

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  2. Great sketches Marina! Have you been with Asnee?

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    1. Thank you, Mario! Unfortunately Asnee couldn't join the meeting the Bangkok sketches organized for me.

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