This is my new e-book.

The book describes my journey as an artist, through Malaysia and Indonesia. I travelled as a backpacker for 84 days and I came home with some 200 drawings in my sketch book, 20 watercolours, 10 portraits of people I met along the way and 1300 slides. The drawings, watercolours and photos are now used as illustrations in the book. The book is built up in such a way that some illustrations can be enlarged by clicking on them or shown as an interactive sequence of pictures. There is also an interesting sound clip recorded at a certain point in the journey. The book contains an account of what it is like to travel as an artist in countries where one seldom sees people sitting drawing in the street. I describe how I paid for my stay in hotels, with my drawings and how I came to paint the portraits of the captains of the ships I sailed with. On my journey I met the Batak and the Miningkabau people on Sumatra as well as the Toraja poeple, with their special burial ceremonies on Sulawesi.

I was born in a Polish family, grew up in England, and moved to Denmark in 1980. I have been drawing since I was 4 years old and after going through the education system in England, ended up as a biologist. The combination of biologist and artist enabled me to get my first job in a foreign land. I began in Denmark by illustrating biology books. Next followed teaching in watercolour painting, something which I made use of on my journey. Watercolour painting is still a large part of my life, and I exhibit watercolours as well as akrylic paintings in my gallery on Fur.

The book is written in English, contains 114 sides and has 174 illustrations.

If you wish to buy the book - contact me at: alek@akvarel.dk or go directly to Paypal and pay!

The book costs 10 Euros - 75 DDK and payment is by Paypal.
to my email address - alek@akvarel.dk

Remember to write the title of the book you are ordering!

To pay by Paypal: go to Paypals homepage and open an account. Then you transfer the payment to my mail address.
As soon as you pay I will be informed of the payment by Paypal.
As soon as I have confirmation that the payment is made, I will email you the book.

Review of the e-book "Travelling with a brush".

Everyone who has a slightest bit of globetrotting in their blood, will enjoy reading this e-book.
Alek Krylow takes us on a 3 month long painting journey to south East Asia:
Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Bali.
The book is written in a cheerful and easy-to-read English and is richly illustrated
with numerous excellent photos, drawings and watercolours from the trip.
We are presented for a back-packers many experiences, both good and bad.
We read about the many fine contacts that are established, when Alek sits down to draw and paint his surroundings.
We meet, for example, a shady card player in Kuala Lumpur, Toraja people on Sulawesi and "The Dali of Bali".
All in all a really exciting account, with lots of humour and vivid descriptions based on the notes made in his dairy.

by Esther Larsen.
Correspondent and artist.

Here are some of the illustrations from the book.

(klik om illustration to enlarge)

Malaysia..................... Marang

Sumatra....... Lake Toba Bukit Lawang



Java..................... Prambanan.

Thanks for the visit.