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Drawing from photographs

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Kong Monirath, 28, and a naturally talented artist, has been drawing since he was a student at high school.



After that he decided to pursue a diploma degree in Fine Art, specialising in sketching, and an undergraduate degree in Architecture at Royal University of Fine Art.

Today he earns a living as an artist drawing various types of picture, working with organisations in the provinces.

His role is to draw a plan for their projects, which he constantly updates during the debate. He also draws a picture of the meeting itself to keep as a souvenir. He takes a picture on his camera first, and then draws the picture from the photo.

He said: “It is very difficult to draw by looking at the activities of the meeting because they never stay still.”

He dreams of becoming a very famous artist. “This job can get others to know me,” he said. “I want to create my own printing house and open the shop to sell the books that I draw and publish. One more thing, if I have the chance I want to become an architect as well.”

He added: “I really love this career due to the fact that it could help me to pursue my study until I graduated and also helped me support my family.

“It has been my dream since I was young to become an artist.”

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