Ratinan is a 24-year-old artist (who illustrates under the moniker of Ise) who was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. She describes painting as her best friend, and she loves to draw the female form in a style drawn from the fashion industry. She has a degree in visual communication art and design from Rangsit University, and now works as a freelance illustrator.

Artists are pushing digital painting in innovative new directions inspired by a range of creative traditions. One artist who’s leading the charge is Ratinan Thaijareorn – aka Ise – a Thai painter whose art draws on fine art and fashion, as well as symbolism.

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Here she takes you through the process of how she creates her work, first roughly comping the arrangement of elements using reference photos and then applying layers of brushwork above them to produce the final piece.

This artwork was created for a Tiger Translate event in Thailand, an exhibition and concert organised by the beer brand to showcase the work of up-and-coming musical and visual artists. Ise’s work was displayed on banners in the event’s chillout zone.

Time to complete

3 hours


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