As a casual illustrator, I love to read any illustrated travelogues to broaden my understanding of illustrations and hoping some inspirations will appear from nowhere. I love to feel the drawings on every page with my hands. The characters are cute, and the sceneries are beautiful. I looked into each drawing enviously, analysing the lines and strokes, appreciating the usage of the colours, and wondering when I can reach that level of skill one day. Of course, it's undeniable the book is a result of the labour of hard work, time and especially her passion. But still, it's something that makes me wow and keep wondering. And I kept thinking about whether she took many photos and used them as a reference when doing the drawing.
I liked her honesty if she did not like the food or revealing her disappointment if the place she visited was not up to her expectations. It's as if I can feel her experience when she is sharing her honest reviews about a particular place or food. The content is very informative, and the drawings are very lively with various expressions. At least I didn't feel like reading a tourism promotion book.
I wonder whether she will come out with another book about places and cultures in Singapore. I would love to see the story of using a tissue pack to book a table in a hawker stall in Singapore will be included in that book. That will be hilariously interesting, and it's a culture that is worth sharing with the world.
ISBN: 9784805315477 (ebook)
Number of Pages: 128
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)
Author's Website: http://www.evacomics.com/
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by Evangeline Neo.