Tanawat Sakdawisarak’s digital paintings show a softer side to the illustrator

Date
7 November 2016
Reading Time
1 minute read

Bangkok-based illustrator Tanawat Sakdawisarak has been working on his personal portfolio and experimenting with digital painting through this series of works. We’ve previously featured Tanawat’s more commercial work, which sees him adopt a Memphis-like style full of 80s pop culture references, with defined lines and neatly drawn characters.

In this cluster of illustrations, he’s kept the familiar pastel colour palette, but has become a lot more free in his mark making. Tanawat depicts objects like statues, vases and plants, along with the odd portrait of friendly faces. His digital brushstrokes are deliberate and it’s refreshing to see the illustrator embrace the technique and not shy away from the sometimes clunky and blurred effect of painting on a computer. Despite taking a step back from the more refined aspect of his work, Tanawat’s eye for composition and shape shine through the fuzzy textures of his illustrations.

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Tanawat Sakdawisarak: Personal illustrations

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Tanawat Sakdawisarak: Personal illustrations

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Tanawat Sakdawisarak: Personal illustrations

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Rebecca Fulleylove

Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.

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