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You may not think of a political cartoonist as a serious artist, but the Bangkok Post's Dinhin Rakpong-Asok is proof that the profession takes a lot of artistic skill. 

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Artist/cartoonist opens exhibition

A portrait of His Majesty the King by Dinhin Rakpong-Asok

You may not think of a political cartoonist as a serious artist, but the Bangkok Post's Dinhin Rakpong-Asok is proof that the profession takes a lot of artistic skill.

He himself is a versatile artist and you can see for yourself at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre where he is launching his first portraiture exhibition.

The exhibition opening will be held today at the People's Gallery, 2nd floor of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, at 6.30pm. The exhibition runs until Jan 13.

Entitled the "Beloved Portrait Collection", the exhibition presents about 50 works featuring the portraits of his art masters, friends and people who have inspired him. Among them are national artists Prathuang Aimcharoen and Thawal Dutchanee.

Starting as a hobby in 2010, Dinhin has developed a unique portrait drawing technique using charcoal and crayon and tissue paper that emphasises perspective in each image.

It is his third solo exhibition.

Adapted from a story in today’s Bangkok Post

You can see his much more of his work on his Facebook page:

Dinhin's cartooning style is very different but it still shows great artistic skill.

He has also made of series of Youtube videos demonstrating his technique. You can see the first here:

exhibition – a public show where art or other interesting things are put so that people can go and look at them นิทรรศการ งานแสดง
proof – information, documents, etc. that show that something is true  การพิสูจน์
profession – a type of job that needs special training or skill, especially one that needs a high level of education อาชีพ
skill – the ability to do something well, usually as a result of experience and training ฝีมือ
versatile – able to do many different things; having many different uses ซึ่งมีความสามารถรอบตัว, ซึ่งมีประโยชน์หลายอย่าง, ซึ่งสามารถปรับตัวได้ง่าย
launch – to start something เปิดโครงการ, เริ่มต้น, เริ่มทำ
portrait – a painting, photograph, drawing, etc. of a person ภาพวาดหรือภาพถ่ายคน
portraiture – the art of making portraits; the portraits that are made ศิลปะในการวาดหรือถ่ายภาพคน,ภาพคน, รูปค
gallery – a room or building for showing works of art, especially to the public ห้องแสดงผลงานศิลปะ
entitle – to give a title (name) to a book, play, etc ตั้งชื่อ
beloved – loved very much by somebody; very popular with somebody  เป็นที่รัก, ที่รักมาก
collection – a group of objects, often of the same sort, that have been collected (gathered together over period of time) การสะสม การเก็บรวบรวม
feature – to include someone or something as an important part มีบทบาทสำคัญใน
master – a person who is very good at something ปรมาจารย์
inspire – to give people a particular feeling or a desire to do somethng จุดประกาย
hobby – an activity that you do for pleasure when you are not working งานอดิเรก
unique – very special, unusual or good ที่มีลักษณะพิเศษ  เป็นเอกลักษณ์
technique – a method of doing something using a special skill that you have developed เทคนิค,  กลวิธี (เฉพาะด้าน)
charcoal – a black substance made from burnt wood ถ่าน
crayon – a coloured pencil or stick of soft coloured chalk or wax, used for drawing ดินสอสี
emphasise – to stress something such as an idea, fact or detail; to explain or show why something is important เน้น
perspective – the art of creating an effect of depth and distance in a picture by representing people and things that are far away as being smaller than those that are nearer the front  เทคนิควาดภาพแบบที่มีสัดส่วนอย่างที่มองเห็น, ภาพวาดที่มีสัดส่วนแบบที่มองเห็น
image – a photograph, painting, or other work of art that represents a person or thing รูปภาพ
solo – done alone กระทำเพียงคนเดียว, กระทำเพียงฝ่ายเดียว

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