Ramadhan datang!

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Karyaku minggu lalu. Dibuat menggunakan Tombow ABT dual brush N65, Tombow Fudenosuke soft tip, Sakura Gelly Roll white, Sakura Pigma Micron 0.2.

Hari pertama Ramadhan! Tiga tahun terakhir ini selalu deg-degan pas Ramadhan datang, setelah mulai belajar dan mengahayati keutamaan bulan Ramadhan. Yes aku memang anak baru hijrah hahaha.

Yuukkkk isi bulan Ramadhan ini dengan hal-hal baik. Mulai dari diri sendiri, mulai dari hal yang kecil, mulai dari hari ini. Ulangi besok, besoknya lagi, dan besoknya lagi😊

“Amalan yang paling dicintai Allah adalah amalan yang rutin dilakukan meskipun sedikit.” (HR Bukhari&Muslim)

(Beberapa hari ini penuh dengan kerjaan dan kegiatan lain yang menumpuk karena sakit, sekarang baru mulai nulis lagi dan merasa gagal melakukan challenge menulis 30 hari ini. Hiks. Ayo mulai lagi!)

Animals’ supports! (1)

I was walking down the street when a bird stopped by and said, “I am free, and you are too”. We looked at each other for a second, I smiled and thanked her. Then she made her way back to the sky, as I made my own way towards my so-called dream.

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The Bird. (Already posted this drawing on my Instagram some times ago, inspired by one of my favorite artists Chibird.)

Five-year comparison! (2014 vs 2019)

Sooooo I recreated one of my very first mandalas from 2014! Same pens, same sketchbook.

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2014 (left) vs 2019 (right)

Drawing for me is like writing a journal. When I look at my old drawing, I can mostly remember what I felt while I was drawing it, what/whom I was thinking, or what/who inspired me to make it. Also, every phrase I quote in my works (and Instagram caption) is related to what happened in my life, so I do remember what’s behind every drawing.

I used to surf the web looking for patterns that are easy enough to copy and modify (steal like an artist, right?), and countless mandalas later… My hand draws what it wants🤣 I’m just enjoying every line that I draw until now. The difference after these 5 years may look subtle, but I’m content with the progress made.