It’s Sunday Sketchup time! Every Sunday I plan on putting up something I’ve drawn, in one form or another, on the blog. The content will be whatever has moved me during the previous week, and this may not always be travel-related.
Ever since Steph and I left on our trip, I’ve been slowly getting back to my roots in the fine arts. For years I was stuck behind a computer, working very little with my hands and even less outside of my office. As we’ve been moving around, the world has inspired me to concentrate on doing what I love, and what I love is to express my creativity. I love photography, and the blog has been a great outlet for that, but I also love to draw, and slowly getting back into the habit of sketching has been really enjoyable, so I thought I would share it with all of you!
About the Sketch
This will be my last Sunday Sketchup while we’re in Cambodia, so I wanted it to be a fitting tribute to our time here. The tuk-tuks in Cambodia are omnipresent and generally (though not always) run by good natured fellows trying to make a living. The design of the vehicles here is a new one for us, and in fact the idea of the moto as a tractor that pulls various types of trailers seems to be endemic in Cambodia, unlike other SE Asian countries that we have visited. Combine that with the Cambodian tendency to refer to Steph as “lady,” as in: “Hey lady, buy something?” and you have your sketch! Isn’t it interesting that, in practice, referring to a woman as “lady” shouldn’t be slightly insulting, but actually is? Kind of like saying: “You too, buddy.” Buddy is supposed to be a nice term, but somehow you just can’t say it without sounding sarcastic.