In this book, you will learn to draw and paint 10 illustrations of various temples in Cambodia using pen, ink and watercolor through step-by-step demonstrations. All the illustrations use the reference photographs that I clicked while visiting the temples. Every demonstration describes the thought process behind and description of every step. Wherever necessary, I have discussed compositional considerations and perspective, and the materials used.
You will learn the art of pen, ink and watercolor sketching via the following ten demonstrations. Scenes from three of the most famous temples of Cambodia are used for these demonstrations.
– Ta Phrom (also known as The Tomb Raider temple) – The Roots
– Ta Phrom – The Main Gate
– Ta Phrom – The Ruins
– Angkor Wat – The Stairs
– Angkor Wat – The Inner Ruins
– Angkor Wat – The Library Building
– Bayon Temple – The Entry Gate
– Bayon Temple – The Faces of the Kings
– Bayon Temple – The Buddha Statue
– Ta Phrom – Some More Roots
For many wannabe artists, the main hurdle it to begin the initial line sketch and getting the perspective right. To get rid of these hurdles, the reference photographs, rough sketches, compositional sketches and the final illustrations are given as free downloadable resources. You may use these resources to trace over the linework or use these references to give your unique spin to your artwork. The book will guide you about using these free resources to quickstart your drawing process.
As a bonus, many sketches/paintings that I did on-location in those temples are also given. I have also shared some unique and interesting experiences I had while doing the on-location sketches.
So, get ready to embark on an exciting and fulfilling journey of sketching with me.