Koleksi Washi Tape!

Dari sekian banyak koleksi stationery yang aku punya, salah satu yang selalu membuatku ketagihan untuk membelinya adalah washi tape. Warna dan motifnya yang bermacam-macam bikin aku suka banget mengoleksi banyak washi tape, walaupun sebenernya gak terlalu sering aku pakai. Aku memang kurang bijak dalam hal finansial kalau udah berurusan sama barang-barang gemas, hahaha.

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Mukaku kaya gini nih setiap lihat washi tape lucu. Wkwkwk. Di gambar ini, sebagian warna pelangi kugambar motif zentangle pakai fineliner, sebagiannya lagi kuisi pakai potongan washi tape!

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Drawing from Memory?!

I’ve been watching “Draw-Off” series from Buzzfeed on YouTube lately. In each episode of this series, there are pairs of incredible artist/illustrator/cartoonist sit face-to-face and compete in a series of drawing challenges –my favorite is when they’re drawing famous characters from memory.

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Screenshot from the episode “Animator Vs. Cartoonist Draw ’90s Characters From Memory”. I stan for Jackie!

It might sound easy peasy but it is obviously not. Let’s take Patrick Star for example. I’m sure everyone will recognize him easily. But can you recall what kind of pants he’s wearing, what his eyes’ color is, or whether he has eyebrows? Probably not.

We see a lot of characters every day in comics, in TV shows, and in memes. And yet, their details are incredibly hard to remember without a reference. Interesting, right?

After watching all episodes of the series, I feel challenged to do it too! ‘Cause why not? 😀 Continue reading “Drawing from Memory?!”

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.

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!”

A cat doodle, just because.

Inspiration comes from everywhere. Earlier today, my cat sat beside me while I was working, then I decided to make a drawing of her. I created this piece on Procreate (I’ve been practicing drawing on this app these past few days thanks to my new pencil).

Okay so now, meet my cat, Ciwis!

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Doodled using Procreate, with the help of Google images as reference. I’m still figuring out everything, this simple drawing took me about 40 minutes.

This drawing’s dedicated to Ciwis, who’s been staying with my family for 7 years and still counting. There are times when I’m alone at home but I don’t feel lonely thanks to Ciwis who’s been here, there, everywhere. She was also here with me while I was drawing.

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She’s always around with her adorably-grumpy face.

Yes, it’s nowhere near purrfection, so I better go practice right meow.