Thursday, August 05, 2021

Travel and moment sketching


TRAVEL and moment sketching is painting a moment. It is much like taking pictures but for me, it makes me more attentive to details, colors, and the feel of the painting.

Last September 2015, my best friend January and I visited Bangkok for the first time. In a short visit to the old ruins of the Ayutthaya empire, I saw this lady perched on a big rock totally engrossed in painting the temple ruins. I always remember this moment because I envied her calmness and the joy that I saw in her eyes while she was painting. This was one of my inspirations in taking up a brush and continuing painting. This is also the start of my love for travel and moment sketching.

I have painted in the different places like the Andaman Sea in the Indian Ocean, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, and our different islands here in the Philippines. My favorite sketching trip was in Palawan. If you want to learn more about travel sketching, you can visit my for materials and sketching tips.

My Tampisaw friends and I would come together to eat, laugh and paint. We call this our ARTambay and we often do this before. During the summer we did one virtual ARTambay and painted together.

And then I got to know this awesome visual storyteller on Instagram who started the movement #momentsketchers, Candace Rardon. Candace is a travel writer and sketch artist, who shares her sketches from wherever she is around the world. Mainly she is based in Uruguay but has worked with companies across the globe and written about travel and art for National Geographic.

I would usually join Candace's monthly moment sketching campaigns where she invites people from around the world to sketch during the first weekend of the month. With no expectations and no art degree required, anybody can join in and tag #momentsketchers. Shoutout to Candace for doing this and thank you for featuring my works too! The creative feedback from a fellow artist like you has helped me in my art.

Anyhow, I want to call on all of you (who read this) to take a moment and sketch it with whatever art materials you have. You can even paint with coffee, muscovado sugar, and natural pigments from ingredients and things you can find in the kitchen like spices, atchuete seeds, vegetables, flowers, and charcoal. No judgments, we welcome all your work and hey we want to see your part of the world even in the situation we are in now. Paint and tag away!

Let's all make art and have some fun! Tag me on Instagram @tey.sev and @momentsketchers this first weekend of December guys!

Follow me on Instagram: @tey.sev and visit my travel and art blog: for more stories. Thank you everyone!


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