DestinAsian is a travel magazine for Asia.
Every issue has a sketchbook page, where an artist is profiled around the world for his artwork.
Here, a drawing of mine choosed to illustrate tropical vegetation.
Of the wealth of natural attractions to be found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, it’s the lush flora that most inspires artist Phil Quetin. “The tropical vegetation is one of the treasures of this island. Each plant species has a different shape and color, so it is quite a challenge to draw and paint,” says the Reunion-based Frenchman. Pictured here is a luxuriant corner of Entre-Deux, a charming rural village situated between two rivers high in the hills above the south-coast town of Saint-Pierre, where Phil lives. “With its quaint cases créoles (traditional houses), exuberant gardens, and quiet streets, Entre-Deux makes an ideal subject—provided you have enough shades of green in your palette.”