i just came back from a one-week break from east malaysia, kota kinabalu. it is a very relaxing time to paint and muse. i found two really good reference pictures on dA and did a life painting of the rapids at Babagon, in the outskirt of kk.
medium: kisshou watercolor on schut watercolor paper - acid free, 200 gsm. cold pressed, 18 x 24 cm.
you can get a larger scan of the three paintings by downloading the zipped folder.
the reference photos are here:
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