Friday, January 31, 2014

Photos of Sketches (AND VIDEO!!!) from Siem Reap Sketch Trip!

It's been over 2 weeks since I returned from Siem Reap on a sketchpacking trip with my Urban Sketcher friends, and it was a whirlwind of an experience! We practically hit the ground running, and it was all "go, go, go" during our short 6-day stay. That is, until I came down with fever and diarrhoea. But that's another story.

I will scan and post my sketches over the coming long weekend (it's the Lunar New Year!), but here are some photos I took of my sketches. I must really thank Parka for lending me his camera, because mine died on the morning of the second day into the trip and refused to be revived.

Edric sketching on the plane

Floating petrol station at
Chong Kneas Floating Village at Tonle Sap Lake

Lunch place at Chong Kneas Floating Village area

Kompong Khleang

Miss Wong Cocktail Bar
(it even has a skull in the toilet!)

Bayon Temple. This was the 2nd sketch I did from the outside
because I wasn't satisfied with the first watercolour one (below).

Faces of Bayon

Ta Prohm. Made famous by the Tomb Raider movie.

David and Dalis, a brother-sister pair I met at Ta Prohm.
Dalis later helped me pick colours for my sketch. She started
by pointing to my Opera (neon pink) pan. I used the colours she picked
for the clothing of the people in the sketch. The result is below.

Ta Prohm sketch #2, coloured with the help of Dalis.

Ta Prohm sketch #1

Phimeanakas in Angkor Thom.
Legend had it that the king had to ascend every night for a
tryst with a serpent spirit in the form of a woman.

One of the 12 towers of Prasat Suor Prat.
Said to be used to settle disputes by divine judgement.

Reliefs on the wall of the Leper King Terrace

Garuda relief along the walls of the Elephant Terrace

One of our only show-and-tells of our trip!

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Bas relief of the Churning of the Ocean of Milk at Angkor Wat

One of the inner "libraries" inside Angkor Wat

Preah Khan

And finally, the moment you have been waiting for - Parka's video of our sketch trip! Just to note, the shots are not in chronological order. Enjoy!

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