About meHi. I'm Natalie, a freelance writer and amateur artist from England. Join me for a vicarious journey of travel stories, sketches, photos and inspiration that scratch under the surface of countries and cultures, throwing you into the deep end of travel.
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This is a picture of the Sunday schoolgirls that gather on the beach in Hikkaduwa on a Sunday morning. Dressed in all white they dip their feet in the sea briefly before disappearing again back on to a bus with their school mistress. Drawn using natural willow charcoal.
This is drawn from a photo of a woman I spotted selling fish at the Busan fish market. I found her facial expression so sad and deep, it made me think a lot about what her life must be like. The older people in Korea have seen their country change from a virtually off-the-map third world colony into a first world metropolis almost overnight, and yet they seem fearless in the face of modernization. Older Korean women, especially, are a force unto their own. Drawn using a blue biro.
I drew this picture of a close Sri Lankan friend of mine on the beach in Hikkaduwa using grey and black graphic art pens.