Vanont Ruk (@vanont) is my pick for today’s talent!
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Vanont is an illustrator and sketcher based in Bangkok, Thailand. In his profile he shares lots of paintings primarily done in a loose style (when watercolors don’t define crisp shapes and edges but rather stay a bit blurry, I like it a lot by the way!). There isn’t really a main subject as he goes for landscapes, cities, food, portraits, animals and whatever else!
In his food paintings he usually takes a picture with the finished artwork alongside the reference, it’s cool but they all look so delicious I don’t really know how he gets to the end without even dropping a single bite! I’d eat both the reference and the painting for how good, realistic and tasty they all always look.
Here’s a step by step short tutorial (you can find the post with instructions in his IG feed if you want to try it) on how to paint a delicious meal. I like the “messy” state the fried egg finds itself in at the end, and overall the choice of colors and the drawing are very good. A great painting, he ate the egg cold but it was worth it!
The second picture is about an on location sketch of a boutique resort in Thailand, near the Mae Klong River. I love the precision he had to represent the wooden walls and the roof, plus the grass in the foreground made with a soft light green makes me think it really has to be a wonderful place to be in and stay a couple days. Inspiring!
What do you think about Vanont? Do you also love what’s going on here?
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I hope you liked it, and see you tomorrow for the next episode!