Pre-Run Sketch

 I drew this one day before my 26.5KM run in my hotel room.

I drew this one day before my 26.5KM run in my hotel room.

I brought minimal sketch materials for this trip to Nan, Thailand. They included a pencil, an eraser, a marker, and a box of colour pencils. I knew I wanted to sketch, and I found the time and space to do it in our room (Impress Nan Hotel), when my mum was resting from the 10H bus ride from Bangkok to Nan. It's a great activity for me to mentally prepare for the run. I felt creative, relaxed, and focused. The outline shows the border between Thailand and Laos, and the X on the sole of the running shoe shows the approximate location on Nan province in Northern Thailand, where the Xterra Nan Trail Run 2017 was held. I did an attempt of sketching one side of the shoe with reference to my right trail shoe. Other artwork elements include the hills and mountains, as well as the Thailand flag.