|Bhutanese children book cover - The Three Friends (Source: Facebook - Kinsart)|
|Children books illustrated by Au Kinzang Tshering (Source: Facebook - Kinsart)|
I called him Au Kinzang Tshering. The above books were illustrated by him. He drew it for Mdm Chador Wangmo, a Bhutanese tale story writer. You might have seen or bought the books before at the DSB Enterprises or Junction Bookstore back in Thimphu.
Au Kinzang had also his own Facebook page called Kinsart. You could find more of his drawings and illustrations over there by liking his page :)
In the comment, I was asking him if he could draw me too. Perhaps it's because of Acho Tshering comment, who asked him to draw me in Kira, the next day he was asking me about it on Facebook message. Very fast, he agreed to draw me, told me that he would try to finish it by end of this month.
I tried to find my photo with Kira and decided to use the photo with Phurba Thinley, the 13th Bhutan National Awards winner as a male lead actor and comedian actor, whom Riku and I met accidentally along the Nordzin Lam road during the first day of the Thimphu Tsechu last year. Riku was the one who noticed his presence and he was also the one who stopped him and asked him if he could spare little of his time to take a photo with me and that was how the photo below was taken. Thank you la Riku! :)
|Me and Bhutanese comedian King, Phurba Thinley :)|
I sent the above photo to Au Kinzang. And that night, Au Kinzang tagged me and posted the below picture on his Kinsart page - sketching again.
Wow, that's a pretty fast starting! It showed how passionate he was towards drawing!
Yesterday night he tagged me again on the second sketch. Wow, he drew it beautifully. Maybe it was even more beautiful than the real me hehe... And if you noticed on what Au Kinzang commented into the sketch, I think he wanted to give me this sketch, finish it as soon as possible, as a gift for celebrating the Woman's Day, which fell yesterday, 8th March 2014. Wow! I was very happy la! He kept on working on the sketch and asked my opinions about it from time to time. I told him if it would be great if he drew nice Kira for me. That's also why he wrote that I deserve a Kishu Thara (a beautiful pattern of hand-woven clothes in Khoma).
|Final sketch by Au Kinzang Tshering - Kinsart|
Just minutes before midnight Bhutan time, he finally finished his sketch. Look at the beautiful Kishu Thara on my Kira! Also the cute bag "♡ Bhutan". I wish I have a real ones! Haha... Wow! Thank you so much Au Kinzang! I'm very honored to be drawn by you. I can see your passion on it. Within 3 days time you finished drawing it beautifully! Name same kadinche-la Au!
Below is the photo taken during first bloggers' meeting held last year August, where Au Kinzang Tshering attended with other famous bloggers in Bhutan :)
|Photo courtesy: Passu Sir :)|
From left to right: Riku Dhan Subba, Au Kinzang Tshering, Nawang Phuntsho, Sogyel Tobgyel, and Passang Passu Tshering.
hand-woven cloths from Khoma