Funny, charming and a little absurd: Patsachon Toyingpaiboon finds beauty in the smaller details
Patsachon’s illustrations depict vegetable markets and “lovely dogs”, before sometimes getting a little... strange.
If there is one thing that sets Patsachon Toyingpaiboon’s illustrative work apart, it’s her brilliant use of texture. It doesn’t come easily, however, and has been achieved after hours upon hours of experimentation. Starting with pencil and ending in Photoshop, in between these two steps Patsachon will trail other materials, like acetone for “shaky shapes”, charcoal for a smudged look, and even sandpaper, which created the bobby effect seen in her brilliant pickle piece.
Born and raised in Bangkok, Patsachon is now based in a countryside village, near the city of Hanover, a place she enjoys for how “quiet” it is compared to her place of birth. This slower pace of life allows Patsachon to really take in her surroundings – like the fruit and vegetables at the local market, and her neighbours “lovely dogs” – which all feature in her work. But not only preoccupied with the everyday, Patachon’s work sometimes takes on a more abstract edge. Letting herself get preoccupied with questions like, “Why do aliens like to steal cows?”, Patsachon then likes to see what appears on the page. The results, of course, are something quite amazing.
Patsachon Toyingpaiboon / Patsachon: TP (Copyright © Patsachon Toyingpaiboon, 2020)
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Olivia (she/her) joined the It’s Nice That team as an editorial assistant in November 2021 and soon became staff writer. A graduate of the University of Edinburgh with a degree in English literature and history, she’s particularly interested in photography, publications and type design.