Hello all, My name is Ekaraj Worasamutprakarn (Ohn) and I’m from Bangkok, Thailand (follow me on Facebook and Instagram!). I’m a lecturer in the Department of Animation & Digital Media, Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, Thailand. My classes are Digital painting and Character design. Watercolor is so new for me, but I love to practice as much as I have a free time.
My watercolor journey began 3 years ago, when my office invited an art teacher to teach basic watercolor to me and my colleague for a few days and I found that watercolor was an interesting and challenging medium because, unlike digital painting, it could not be redone. It was totally different.
Then I tried to find others who were interested in watercolor. I found Bangkok Sketchers group on Facebook and joined them to sketch around my city. This kind of activity inspired me to paint everywhere I visited.
I also prepared a special class for my students to go out and sketch together. It was such a funny and happy time. For sketching, sometimes I use ink-brush.
The first solo traveling of mine was in Europe. I also brought my watercolor to sketch too. That time, I thought I was crazy because the other mind told me that I should not spend time too much time to paint like this. I should go out for adventure and see more places.
The good thing in joining the group of sketchers was that I met many artists who were so great in their own style in various medium such as pen, ink, wash and also traditional watercolor. Especially watercolor. I was impressed how they could capture the light and shadow so lively. They became great friends of mine and I regarded some of them as my idols since then. I followed them to painting trips in many places, both Thailand and other countries, and that was an important key in developing my skill.
In the picture’s below, I went to paint in Vietnam in 2016. It was my first international group exhibition too. So, it was such a good memory. In the year later, I went to Nepal to join my second group exhibition. It was a greatest time with my idols.
In the future, I hope I can be a good watercolorist. As for now, due to my full time work as a lecturer, watercolor is just a hobby which I paint as much as 1-2 pieces a week. Here are some steps of my artworks and I hope it will be useful to you.