My Last Post

…for this 30-day writing challenge! I think in my case the name 30-post writing challenge suits better than 30-day writing challenge lol. Anyway, cheers!

I can’t say I love writing as lightly as I’d say I love drawing just yet, although I feel like my writing is slightly improved after those 29 posts I made. I said slightly, ’cause I know my writings still suck. But hey, look!

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(This is one of many reasons to love Jake the Dog from Adventure Time.)

This challenge has been fun and I’m glad I did this. I cheated by skipping some days for whatever reasons, but I know I’ve done my best!

Here’s the list of what I’ve been writing this 1,5 month:

Post 1 – So I Started Art (again)
Post 2 – Cukup mulai dengan satu garis
Post 3 – Five-year comparison! (2014 vs 2019)
Post 4 – Animals’ supports! (1)
Post 5 – Animals’ Supports! (2)
Post 6 – Ramadhan datang!
Post 7 – Pen Review: Tombow Fudenosuke Soft Tip Vs. Hard Tip
Post 8 – Pen Review: Snowman Drawing Pen Vs. Sakura Pigma Micron
Post 9 – Brush Lettering 101: Memilih Kertas untuk Lettering
Post 10 – Animal’s Supports! (3)
Post 11 – Pen Review: Joyko Brush Pen
Post 12 – Hoarder? Collector?
Post 13 – You (Actually) Have Time.
Post 14 – Menulis tanpa Membaca, Susah!
Post 15 – Pen Review: Tombow ABT Dual Brush Pen Vs. Sakura Koi Coloring Brush Pen
Post 16 – Belanja Alat Gambar: Pilih Online atau Offline?
Post 17 – Menggambar, Untuk Apa?
Post 18 – Let’s do Zentangle!
Post 19 – Pensil Baru!
Post 20 – Brush Lettering 101: Tips Menjaga Brush Pen Agar Lebih Awet
Post 21 – Gambar Modal Seribu!
Post 22 – A cat doodle, just because.
Post 23 – “Gambarin Dong….”
Post 24 – I’m Attending Online Course: Procreate For Beginners!
Post 25 – Menghadapi Art Block!
Post 26 – Finished My ‘Procreate for Beginners’ Course!
Post 27 – Different Kind of Sunday.
Post 28 – Digital art is fun, but ink and paper are still the champions (for me).
Post 29 – Brush Lettering 101: Rekomendasi Brush Pen Terbaik untuk Pemula!
Post 30 – This last post 😀

Some posts are related because most ideas came from my former posts; means an idea is grown. The more I write, the more ideas I have. Just like the more I draw, the more I feel inspired to draw.

Soooo.. this won’t be the last time you see my writings! I want to try having my own domain or writing on other platforms like Medium, but let’s see. And I probably won’t post as many as I did before, but yes, there are more to come!! If you have any theme regarding art or anything else you’re curious about, just hit me up 😀

Thank you to everyone who’ve been reading my writings, I appreciate you a lot XOXO.

Digital art is fun, but ink and paper are still the champions (for me).

You know what’s the best thing about digital art? You can undo every stroke you made. No worries about those careless, unintended lines. You can redo it as many times as you want until you’re satisfied. But it’s also the one thing that makes me love traditional art more.

Drawing traditionally makes me more confident when I’m doing a stroke. Once the ink touches the paper, there’s no going back. If by any chances you make a mistake, you just gotta embrace it. None of my works are perfect and that’s perfectly okay.

Sure, digital art offers endless possibilities. But then again, so far, I think nothing beats that feeling when a pen tip reaches a paper. There’s a therapeutic feeling when seeing the ink flows through blank space. There’s a satisfying sensation hearing that squeaky noise of a pen hitting the paper. There’s a sense of belonging to each piece I made, somehow.

My hand’s now sore for I spent most of my Eid holiday drawing on the iPad, and I gotta admit, digital art is indeed addictive. Then yesterday, I finally back to ink and paper, and I was like, “Daymn, I miss this.

I know it seems unfair comparing traditional art that I’ve been doing for the last five years to digital art that I’ve only started last month. But this is honestly how I feel right now. I don’t know if my opinion’s gonna change within years ahead, but let’s see!

Menghadapi Art Block!

Art block adalah keadaan dimana seseorang merasa tidak memiliki ide, inspirasi, atau motivasi untuk membuat sebuah karya seni (Aida, 2019). Lol jk. Tapi memang kurang lebih seperti itu yaa. Hihi. Kamu pernah mengalaminya juga?

Aku pernah, bahkan cukup sering. Ada waktu-waktu dimana aku punya banyak kesempatan untuk menggambar (alias gabut), tapi saat menghadapi sebuah kertas yang masih kosong, tidak ada satu pun ide yang muncul. Do I suck at this? Keraguan selalu datang di saat-saat seperti ini, yang pada akhirnya membuat kertas itu pada akhirnya tetap kosong.

Banyak distraksi lain yang terasa lebih menarik dan kurasa akan membantuku lupa bahwa aku tidak pandai menggambar. Kemudian saat aku mulai termotivasi kembali dan mencoba mencari inspirasi dengan melihat karya-karya lain yang luar biasa bagus, hal yang malah terlintas di otakku adalah, bahwa sebanyak apapun usaha yang aku kerahkan, gambarku bahkan tidak akan pernah mendekati level mereka walau hanya satu jengkal.

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Ilustrasi oleh ResoluteAssassin.

Untungnya, art block tidak pernah bertahan lama untukku. Here’s how I fight it when it haunts! Continue reading “Menghadapi Art Block!”

I’m Attending Online Course: Procreate For Beginners!

There was this one video on my YouTube recommendation that led me to a (FREE!) online course named Procreate for Beginners and I immediately went straight to the site. The course took about two hours (excluding your practice time) and it will give you every necessary thing to get to know the app. It’s a project-based course, so by the end of this course, you will have at least four artworks like these images below. I’m only halfway, but I feel the urge to share this here!

Continue reading “I’m Attending Online Course: Procreate For Beginners!”