Thailand - the view from Ton Sai beach * by James Lewis Hamilton

Thailand - the view from Ton Sai beach * by 

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I had fun drawing this view. Ton Sai bay is known among the young backpacker travelers as where to head to practice and learn mountain (or cliff in this case) climbing techniques. There are high limestone cliffs behind the beach, just as there are those improbably shaped limestone Islands as in my drawing. All day long… and often into the night… young people and their Thai trainers are scaling these cliffs. You get into and off of this beach by ‘long tail’ boats, like the one in my drawing heading out.
Drawn in my Canson 5×8″ sketchbook.
Border added in Photoshop.


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  • robpixaday
    robpixadayalmost 5 years ago

    Oh, this is wonderful! so much fascinating detail…and it’s LOVELY!!!!

  • AND if I could have captured the loud sound of that long tail boat motor echoing off the cliffs… the detail would be complete! thanks!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • madvlad
    madvladalmost 5 years ago

    keep an eye out for=waves= nice one jim

  • YES, the under cut limestone cliffs on this beach speak of many waves… after the tsunami I worried about all the young people on this beach (I’d been on it about 5 days before) and knowing there was no place to run… except up a climbing rope. But I later heard that that wave didn’t hit this beach. The variable finger of fate!
    Walt, you warm yet??

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoalmost 5 years ago
  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 5 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • thank you!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • solareclips~Julie  Alexander
    solareclips~Ju...almost 5 years ago

    This is beautiful!!

  • thanks… and appreciate the feature!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • banrai
    banraialmost 5 years ago

    great one James

  • thank you…….. ;-)

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

  • flipteez
    flipteezalmost 5 years ago

    How fragile & intricate makes you so appreciative of life XXXXX

  • and me appreciative of your comment… even if I didn’t find it for a month xoxoxoxox;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • – James Lewis Hamilton

  • leonie7
    leonie7almost 5 years ago

    Mr Lewis these drawing are so beautiful wonderful detail you are a fabulous artist well done on your feature my friend lol lee

  • thanks…thanks… and thanks… I’m merely livin me life, do what comes naturally… and smiling a whole lot… and lovin all the wonderful people I get ta be around!!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Santamaria
    Santamariaalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely James, it reminds me of those beautiful Japanese/Chinese landscape drawings

  • yes… they must have been inspired by scenery like this.

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • – James Lewis Hamilton

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