Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Kimono Tears


Guess some people are pretty productive when it comes to doodling, huh? I found this when I was arranging my collection. By collection I mean they're a bunch of used papers with my scratches on them. This lady was at a corner of a paper and I found out that she had never been scanned! Shortly I scanned her and color her tonight. Phew.

FYI do you see some tiles behind her head? It was an accident to put them there. The tiles were actually from real tiles in my bathroom. They had this complicated pattern yet were arranged in homogeneous way. So I took a picture of them and drew them here, wished that they actually can build a certain shape... but they can't. And when I realized it, the tiles turned to be good accessories for the lady.

Carrot Soup


I found this scratch on a used paper. I have no idea what reason I had when I made it; it's a cooking person! Maybe I was hungry? Or maybe I was imagining the business of living alone hahahah. One thing I remember is that I made it after I read a recipe book.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

You Look Good In Red


Red is not my favorite color. However, red things usually easily attract me in its magical way. This guy I know is often wear red shirt. I don't know if it's because it's his color or if it's just a coincidence, but almost every time we meet, he's using red. And then there was this odd day where he didn't wear red. I felt something was missing at the time; he lost his "liveliness". Something that used to be noticed so easily was not there.

PS: I made this is the same cafe.
PPS: I don't like smoker. This guy like smoking so much.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Cotton Slumber


Today's accidental doodle. Snowman V-6 on paper.

Cotton Slumber

Will be scanned soon! (But I like how a filter can change the whole mood on this pic :3)

Untouchable Vibe (plus bonus!)


Have a holy Maulid Nabi and Merry Christmas, people! Yep, these holy days are getting along on my calendar this year. Rare, huh?

I'm gonna show you another doodle I made in that cafe I mentioned in previous posts. Guess boredom pushed me to draw more, ha ha ha. In this picture is a young man (yes, a man. I know it's kinda confusing with those bright eyes and pink cheeks but it's a man), who was inspired from a real man I see sometimes and I don't know much about. A somewhat stranger. Maybe it's because we don't know each other that makes me think that he has this untouchable vibe. I don't want to know more about him too. Not in a bad way; I just don't have the urge to since we are stranger. We sometimes meet somebody like this, right?

Oh, if you read the text and found the word "nyentrik", according to Google Translate it means "eccentric". It's from Bahasa.

BONUS!

Now you know where I was sitting and doodling.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Awkward with Iced Coffee


This doodle is living on the same page with the one from my previous post. Yep, I created them on the same day and same place. It was a hot day in dry season (I live in a two-seasoned country) so I ordered an iced coffee as always. Then we blended with the silence.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Awkward


This is based on my true experience. I was sitting on a wooden chair in my favorite cafe while doodling this. I should had brought a book before I went there, but I forgot. I left my smartphone as well. So there I was. The music played, the cafe was empty, the barista and I were silent. My iced coffee stood tall on my table. That's an uncommon silent.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Kuro Gyaru


When I was creating this, it was when I mostly spent my time watching Kawaii Pateen channel on Youtube and found Japanese kuro gyaru fashion. Kuro gyaru literally means black girl, that's why they use tanner and darker foundation to represent their style. They were really flashy and colorful like nobody else can beat them! I was and still am sure that it needs a lot of confidence to wear such bold makeup and outfits, which is difficult since not all society can accept one who wears eccentric things outside stages.

Generally speaking, I like how kuro gyaru spreads arund Japanese youth. It persuades us to be ourselves and be confident facing our futures. I don't think I would be a kuro gyaru girl, though. However, I would not resist to try it under some conditions. XD

Here is another version of coloring of this piece:

Monday, November 2, 2015

A Door Without Key


It turns out that I skip last October without a single post, huh. Why can't I just keep posting through the months instead of procrastinating?! Please forgive me.

A Door Without Key was actually made for celebrating my personal private celebration. How to put it... it's my celebration of closing a certain door since 2013 and not opening it till now (now means this post's date).

Obviously my 'certain door' is not as the same as this illustration, but this is how I 'design' it. The pink crystal thing above the door is inspired by one of the Barbie's franchise movies. *searching for the title* It's Barbie and the Secret Door. It's not my favorite movie, though, but who can resist Barbie movies?

I should've said this on July: happy second year of closing door celebration!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Death and His Friends

On August 2, 2015, my aunt from my father passed away because of her heartache. She was a cooking teacher and lived only with my grandmother. Thus, I, my brother, and my father should alternately take care of my grandmother. She doesn't want to move in to our house for now, that's why we have to look after her. My mother and my youngest bro don't take a part in the schedules because it would be a difficult thing to arrange. Such a fortune to have grandmother's house not far from ours. Besides, that house was my old house where I lived with my parents and brothers when we just arrived in this province so we don't need much adaptation to stay there.

On the other hand, time sometimes runs slowly... should I say 'time walks slowly' instead? I can't concentrate at making new artworks. Okay I can call myself lazy hand, lazy head, but really, this go and back to this and that house doesn't bring a good mood to my art heart. The way I spend my time changes a lot. If I want to meet some friends, I should make the appointment near the day, or even right on the day, which is not what I used to do. When I want to go to a cafe or a cinema, I should do it myself because I have no time to arranged a meet up with a friend (lucky, to go to those places is a thing I had done some times before). I think those are the biggest differences I've had experienced so far.

Of course I hope I will easily make artworks again in the near future. It's just not this time. I had scanned some pieces but I barely touch them. Please forgive me.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Jangan Kau Tanya Padaku Cover


Such an opportunity to me to create a piece for my campus friend Wiwid. He had written his own song titled Jangan Kau Tanya Padaku and he asked me to create a piece for it. (You know, like a cover). Then he sent me his lyrics. In my point of view the lyrics is full with longing, missing somebody who is apart. It turned out that the interpretation is not it, though. Hahahah!

The song has not been shared yet on his page, but you can listen to Wiwid's other songs on his Soundcloud.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Hidden


Anyone can't force themselves to dream something specific, right? So do I. This dream occurred one or two months ago. Around that time, as far as I remember, I wasn't stressed nor having a trouble, and my brain created such a horror-comedy dream to be enjoyed that night.

In my dream, I was a different person from my real life. I was schooling in a different building of a university from my real life, very popular, and actively joining student club. Wherever I was walking with my two best friends, non-existences in my real life, everyone would greet us and their attention were centered to me.

Then one day, I was walking with my two best friends to the cafeteria to get some lunch. We want some mi ayam or bakso that noon. The cafeteria was very crowded and we had to carefully search an empty table for the three of us. Luckily there was a table for three (that's pretty uncommon in our real life!) and we sat there, ordered and finally started to eat, when a group of annoying juniors came to us.

They came in six or seven girls and one of them was a sick captious one who kept being noisy. I forgot what she said right after I woke up. Angered, I transformed into a huge, slender ghostly skeleton spirit with a beautiful gown and full with odorless smokes. My body formed with some kind of black ribbons and and smokes came out from the hollow parts. I grabbed the captious one as a threat. My two best friends calmly (or carelessly?) told me to enjoy my food and ignore that girl but I can't. Maybe they had seen me in that form before so that they weren't shocked that moment.

As my anger was still there, this group of annoying juniors became frightened but they couldn't do anything except stared at me and her friend in my hand alternately. This one girl in my hand had stopped talking, too. To finish the fuss, I take my other hand and, pop! With one clap, that girl disappeared. My two friends didn't comment and they kept eating whatever in their bowls, while this group of juniors still can't do anything. Too bad my dream ended that way, I still wanted to know what happened next and how I transformed back to myself.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Flower Scent


Firstly, I'd like to say Happy Children's Day in Indonesia! May our good hopes will be fulfilled by them in the near future, may they will be our next heroes and heroines. Let's be their good teachers.

This piece is not related to Children's Day... perhaps I need to prepare myself to celebrate big days next year? Even though, I really enjoyed the process of making this. Especially its coloring.

The title is actually a bit out of the theme. I was doodling when I found something good to be brought up to another piece of paper and be drawn properly, it was this character. Then the decoration was put on on the last minutes because I needed to give this girl something good to be pictured with. Then an imagination of a scented girl popped up in my mind.

A little fact here: I always feel lose to a slim girl, but I would feel loser to a scented girl, no matter how slim or curvy she is. Of course I always use antiperspirants/deodorant (whichever you call them), and I have six, seven different perfumes/cologne to use alternately, plus some bottles of perfumed body lotion, but there are some days where a random girl come to me with her glorious scent made of mystery and fairy dust. This kind of girls always make me want to splash on my perfume again and again yet feel stink at the same time.

So, the girl in the picture is that kind of girl. Plus a thin body, a nice dress, and some flower petals... Obviously I'm K.O.

Before I'm out of the ring, I want to show you another version of this piece. It's using black lines which, of course, was made by my drawing pen. Yep, it's mid 2015 and I still draw my things manually. An still on recycled papers.


Monday, July 20, 2015

Gothicia


This is how Gothicia full set looks like, along with a silhouette of a bird as the background. The bird is my old doodle and I use it here because I think birds go well with it. To me, birds add some noticeable details to gothic style, especially steampunk style. No wonder why we find some of them when we search gothic things around the internet. They go well with lolita style too. Maybe I'll use more birds on upcoming artworks, heehee.

See you on next sets!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

New Blog Header

Truthfully, I'd been wanting to do this since weeks or months ago. I kinda bored seeing my blog's layout, especially its title and description. They are so... tasteless. Look at it.

Read it. The artworx. It's one of my hobbies. Meh.

Since I always make fictional things here, I think my blog's title should represent fictional things too. So today I found a more suitable change for them.

I'm not a witch, I don't have a castle, and the only library I tend to visit is my university's library. It's fictional!
I hope it's a good new beginning! It's like Idul Fitri where we start fresh and pure, hahahah... What a coincidence of the moments.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Gothicia 4


In lolita style, this gothic dress probably has the simplest design ever. It mostly uses plain-colored fabrics like black and white, and tartan red fabric. Black, white, and red represent my classic theme in this set, along with other dark colors like greyish navy and dark blue which showed previously.

This dress is not like other lolita dresses which have more ruffles and layered fabrics, instead, it is more like a school uniform with its collar and straight sleeves. Its colors can be interchanged between the fabrics without messing it, too. Look at this:

From left to right: 1. Original colors; 2. Black stays; 3. Red stays; 4. White stays

This is the last piece of the set. Which one do you like?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Happy Lebaran!

Eid Mubarak! Selamat hari raya Idul Fitri 1436 H.

Probably most of you realize that I am rarely say any greeting in this blog, like on New Years, Christmas, or Ramadan or other holy days like today. Perhaps I have been starting to have this habit since I made some birthday messages before... those posts move me to say greetings again.

Minal aidin wal faizin, mohon maaf lahir dan batin. Please forgive my mistakes.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Gothicia 3

Jump onto the next part of set. This design is similar with the first one with the lace ends on the pants and blazer's sleeves and the fabric. It also has a hat, fedora, and white shoes. My main inspiration here, aside from my dream mentioned on Gothicia 1 and my other dream, is a gentleman that is always pictured by some high fashion brands.

As a completion of designing this piece, I looked back to the first design (Gothicia 1) and I thought that it would be an unfinished business if I don't create its couple, so here is the menswear version of it.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Gothicia 2


We're still on this set. Gothicia is basically a classic gothic designs, so I put my focus on formal wears. This time I show you a plain trench coat from the set. I purposely designed it with plain color because I don't want to use more colors. It would make them be near to modernity where there are so many designs using various colors. So for these coats I use navy and orange hues.

The only detail I put on them is their collars: they have two sides with different colors. The inner side uses navy and orange stripes and the outer side is plain. It's fun to design simple matters.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A Cake of Eyeballs


Someone had told me in front of our friends that I am a melancholic person. He didn't tell it precisely that way, though. He was like, "Melancholic, romantic, a listener of gloomy radio." Even though I am not a radio listener for the last five years. When I funnily asked him the reason, he said it was because my point of view in romance which involved one-sided love, secret admiring, the feelings that aren't so open yet steady for a long time. Yep, that time I was this kind of person. Perhaps I still am until now.

In this blog post I put on this piece of a birthday message again. This time this birthday message is not including an apology message, it is purely a birthday message... and a sign that I secretly know a certain person's birth date hahahah. This person and I were not close enough and we had only one chance to talk much and that was when we accidentally in the same business. Other than that chance, we only did some eye contacts. Poor, huh? We don't even maintain a continuing communication, too. Basically we don't know each other other than our names.

In the picture there is a cake put on a common chair. That chair is a secret message; if I explain more about it I'm afraid that person will know and I will be humiliating myself. The cake itself is decorated with eyeballs as a symbol of our habit exchanging eye contact hahahah...

Well, by this chance I wish you happy birthday, sightseeker.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Gothicia 1


Before I drew this design, I had a strange dream of turning to a thin tall ghostly monster with a beautiful black dress after some girls insulted me in that very dream. I don't know why it ended up as a set of fashion designs. I still want to draw my self representation from that dream, though.

As I mentioned, I am going to post a set again this time. I play with almost-monochrome colors as this is a classic color playing for gothic-themed outfits. On the picture is a plain pale beige long dress combined with greyish-navy-and-pale-greyish-blue-striped blazer. (Woah such colors.) Fishnet added as another detail there, at the end of the dress and the blazer sleeves. The bowler hat is inspired from 1920's style and using the similar colors with the clothes.

And white boots, synthetic leather I prefer, because why not?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lazy Days


Perhaps some of you realize that I had rarely drawn characters in tiny clothes or those that show some skin. It's actually my drawing's main characteristic. But I think I need to take a chance or two to draw those kind of clothes. Just to try it out.

All my life I had never had tiny clothes except my kindergarten uniform and some childhood swimwear. I was growing fatter and fatter so those kind of clothes aren't made for me. Okay, I obviously can knock any tailor's door and ask them to make some sexy dresses or hot pants but those clothes would never be worn frequently because of their lack of comfort. It's not nice to leave my chair with sweat from my thighs or to ride my motorbike with flowing skirt or wrinkly hot pants... people would think that I go out without any pants by this view. Even if I'm too thin now, perhaps those clothes would be worn only inside my house or wherever I stay or live.

So, Lazy Days is inspired from this point of view. I designed this mini outfit (sometimes I want to call them pajamas) only for lazing around the house. They are two-piece outfit, every one of them consists of a loose tank top with wide U neck and a loose hipster micro pants. Cotton is best for them. Of course I won't show this soon to a tailor for I am still in a size where comfort is high-prioritized. But who knows I'd have some in the future?

Monday, June 29, 2015

An Apology Cake for Your Birthday


I'm starting to write this around midnight, six minutes before the date changes. Before I drew this piece I often asked myself, "Is this necessary? Is this what I wanted to do?" As you can see, I drew it and even posted it to this blog.

Asking for forgiveness with a birthday cake is never happened so far in my life, so I don't know what it is like to have one (a cake with an apology, I mean). Oh, before you think that this is my birthday and or I have a problem with somebody, I'll make it clear: this is not about my birthday and I'm not having any quarrel with anybody. It's just... I'm feeling guilty. This ugly feeling has piled up since March. The opposite party does not give any bad sign up until now but still I feel guilty and still can't forgive myself. Upon this artwork there's a part of it which actually asking myself for forgiveness to me even though I don't think I can let this feeling go soon.

Happy birthday and I'm sorry.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Little House


This piece is related to this. It has the same trigger which is my friend's selfie in front of a cafe. It also moves me to make a mock up of a house with a different design from this one, but I have not post it here yet because I'm a bit embarrassed... so... maybe next time. ,,u.u,,

Bright colors are my main key here, if we don't want to call it pale colors. It is a two-story little house which is suitable for a person to live in. I can't describe more... Sometimes I want to make a mock up of it too but I don't have any idea of its interior.

Those fluttering flower petals are just too romantic. Hahahah!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Hestek Kopi


This post is about my recent favorite place named Hestek Kopi, a little café located on Jalan Kaliurang Km 5,5 no.1 Yogyakarta. I like to visit this place on sunny days to get a full glass of iced coffee. To be honest I am not a coffee person, nor a tea person, nor a café person, but for me it's good to go here to change my common atmosphere.

Since I am not one of those previously-mentioned persons, what I like from Hestek Kopi is its interior. I like those little chairs with those little tables! They use simple-designed furniture, so it's gonna be a plus point for those who like simplicity. Oh, they also put some coffee bean jars on a shelf and it's obviously eyecatchy.

My favorite drink from Hestek Kopi is Frozepuccino Original, IDR 17K. It is smooth and not too strong. There is also Frozepuccino Unique that has caramel in it which is going to be any sweet tooth's favorite. They serve Frozepuccino in a glass like that (see artwork). The glasses on background are some menu from Hestek Kopi too.

I created this artwork yesterday after I spent my day there. I had the urge to use neon colors for the clothes and some attention-grabber things like the shoes. I don't want to combine coffee with jeans and shirt on my artwork because I want to let that style remains in reality while I tend to put a little eccentric style onto my artworks. And put aside those rainy clouds, it's not gonna build a cute relationship with my iced coffee lol.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Breezy Window - Inspired from Line Play


Finally I got the chance for editing my drawings again! My bro helped me installing Photoshop CS4 on my repaired laptop and I use it right away.

This artwork is inspired from Line Play, my favorite mobile game from Line which was introduced by my old friend Erwin. I like it purely because of the cute wardrobes and households (such girly priorities, don't you say?). I play it since 2012, I suppose. My first avatar was accidentally deleted early on my play session and I created a new one within few weeks. My addiction, I couldn't help it.

The moment I drew this was after my partner-in-crime Par who also played it sent me some gifts to my avatar, some fashion items and households. One of them was this purple egg-shaped chair. I like it so much because of its unique design. I didn't draw it precisely as the original one, though. Whenever I see this chair on the gift catalog I tend to imagine it bigger and wider and fit for me to cuddle inside with huge and fluffy pillows. XD

Do you play Line Play too?


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Laptop Day Off

Hello. I'm typing this after my laptop had done getting repaired.

My dear laptop is not one that has very good condition. I have been using this from late 2010 and it had never been repaired nor regularly cleaned (I'm talking about the body) up until two days ago (May 24 2015, Sunday). After all these years the laptop got easily heated up and loud and sometimes it shut down itself in the middle of the loud noise. And on last week it went louder (from wheeeeng to whrrrrrrrr) and restarting it wasn't a help; I should shut it down and turn on the power button. But it didn't always work too. Oh, and from more than a month ago, the browser couldn't work well too. It only could open a few websites while the other laptops in this house could do it regularly. Then I decided to bring it to a repairman.

Shortly, my laptop got cleaned and re-installed. They said it was a big mess; the dust inside its body. The dust is really thick that it made the fan worked hard. It's true, I can feel the difference of the performance before and after. And they re-installed my laptop so that I can work with my browser again. Yay! They helped me to backup the files I saved but I forgot to save the Photoshop hahahah. Guess I should find it first to make more artworks.

Anyway, I should celebrate this baby's comeback!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Stretched Perspective


I made it in one of those boredom days. I wanted to make a tomboy character but it turned out to be more like a teenage boy. I should learn more of it...

When I coloring this picture, I was thinking of sea. I played with bright colors and wind. And freedom. Sea is not my favorite spot to spend my holidays (not in a bad way), so it's kinda rare to have sea as my muse.

And his writing position? Well, I don't have any idea of it.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Which One: Hideous


One day when I check out Haruka Kurebayashi's Instagram, there was a picture of a two-toned teddy bear which was half good and half devilish. The doll itself had two colors: black on devilish side and white on good side. It made me want to draw this piece. I use teddy bear too, I can't help it! I mainly use white and some red, yellow, and blue for the attributes. Everything can be suspicious as these white bears; the devil who is captivating or the angel who has evil intention.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Lady Silver Hair


This is probably the brightest piece I have had. There was a little inspiration came from Donatella Versace's iconic hair (I don't know if she had other hair colors), which is simple yet outstanding to me. It is long, straight, and powerfully blonde. So powerful that I even didn't want to have space for those black lines.

It was a bit hard to me to get a match color for this brightness. I wanted to give some blue, but then I thought I needed to reduce my blue hue. I wanted to give some orange but the result wasn't as I expected. We sometimes have those color-picking times, don't we? After I chose purple, I still found it hard to get the right gradation and brightness. This might be one of those simplest pieces I have but I enjoyed myself finding the right colors.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

In The Name of Tempe


I was hungry when drawing this. Tempe is a traditional finger food here in my country. It is made from soy and yeast. I personally like it fried with flour mix, but in this piece I draw them crisp-fried (because if I drew them fried with flour mix they would look like sweets :p) (did I say it right? Crisp-fried?).

Below is another style of coloring.


p.s: fried tempe = tempe goreng. And, did you notice that her hair resembles heart shape?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fictionally Famous aka The Awan


I wanted to write the title The Awan from the first time but I thought it would be no surprise even though it's not that surprising. :p

Awan in Bahasa means cloud. Our imaginary characters represent purple cloud, black cloud, and green cloud, based on our favorite colors. In our imaginary script, these characters are famous and many people like them.

Sorry for our childishness. =.=

See also: Fictionally Famous 1Fictionally Famous 2Fictionally Famous 3

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fictionally Famous 3


The third character is here! This is the last character of three imaginary celeb I and my friends have in minds. Basically I don't state complicated characteristic of them, physically or mentally. I drew them as three cheerful persons and a little childish.

By the way, if you look this character's hair accessories, I made them represents rain drops.

See you on the next post!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fictionally Famous 2



Still playing with our heads in the clouds, this piece is still made from imagination I and my friends used to tell. Okay, we're on our twenties acting as we're fifteen years younger. We don't really want to be famous in real life but we keep this little fictional story about three famous young girls to amuse us. This is the second character.

The next post is about the last character! No, it's not the end of the set yet!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Fictionally Famous 1


First thing to know: it's a set.

The title might seem unrelated to the picture. Well, this set is actually inspired by a private joke I and my friends used to tell. It involves alter-egos and imaginary fame and stuffs like that and to write it here with all the details would be useless, I suppose.

I'll post the next picture soon!

ps: Fictionally Famous is not the original title for this artworks set. I will expose the title on the last article by the end of this week or month.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cafe Lady


Another friend of mine, Roza, who also included in my university project years ago (where we should stay in a small village; read my old post) asked me to draw something for her. The moment was right, I got inspired from one of her self pictures in her Instagram. It's her sitting in front of a cafe with cute exterior in a mall. It might be a simple picture but it inspired me so much that I even made a mock-up of an imaginary little house and draw another imaginary little house. And I really enjoyed making them!

I like to see Roza in dark blue. I'm not sure why but until now I still do. As far as I remember she likes red, though. Nevertheless, I ended up giving much blue hues here. :p

Friday, April 10, 2015

All of Me Part 2


Here is the last part of this set. Still inspired by John Legend's song "All of Me", I made this piece from a more casual point of view. Even though this is a set with the previous post, I didn't intend to make the characters looked as a couple with similar outfits or similar pose, even I'd leave it to the readers to decide whether they are a couple or not. (Well, I did want to make the little hearts crossing over the drawing fields of both pieces but nah, I'll do it later on different set). I want to make them as individual characters who experienced a bursting romantic feeling without having their couples feel the same way towards them.

One song to rule them all.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

All of Me Part 1


Most of us listen to John Legend's song "All of Me", don't we? The romantic song that plays those melodious piano tunes. To me, it's not a kind of song that makes me fall in love at the first time. Instead, it's growing from a regular "like" to a premium "fond". Even lately it makes me want to touch piano again after I disliked it for... seven years or more.

As the song became my biggest muse, I can't help myself but drawing something inspired by it. The song always makes me imagining colorful heart-shaped bokeh floating around pastel-colored clouds. And the embracing lyrics just fits everyone. By everyone I mean those who has a couple and those who not.

I created two pictures for this set. (Oh, it's been a long time since the last time I made a set!) See you on the next part.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Existance


On the last February when I visited a cafe where my friend works at, I got an acquaintance. On the first minutes we talked she mentioned that I reminded her of her senior (which meant her senior schooled in the same year with me). I rarely got noticed like that, but I took it lightly and not overreacted. Then after we talked for one or two hours and laughed some times, she got back on that topic again because she said the way I laughed was same with the girl. On the laptop she brought she accessed Facebook and showed her senior's account. To be honest I can't see me in her, but my friend who was working there said so. Then I showed her picture to my other friends on a chance. They agreed that this girl had similarities with me on our face features. Our biggest difference are our size for I am bigger than her.

Another difference on me and this girl is our style in pictures. I tend to take pictures of me in mysterious way, e.g only a crown on top of my head; half of my face; or gothic makeup, while this girl tends to take pictures in bright light and sweetness. That's why I drew these characters in dark and bright dresses, black and pink lips, sharp and cute shoes. I really enjoyed my time creating them, my favorite part is when I put dots as their dresses' glitter. Bird feather inspired me to make their collars and gloves even though I didn't mean to make them feathery. And the rest is lace, lace, lace.

There are a lot of this kind of case in our lives where some people resemble others. A photographer even made a book of it (now I know how the models of the book felt when they met each other). It's a funny fact, such trivial moment to have. I think it will give a slightly different feeling with when we saw a portrait of our doppelgangers from the past. When I was in kindergarten I had a friend who was similar to me, with same short hair and same crybaby habit. At that time I didn't think that much of our similarities. Ah, now I'm wondering how she is doing.

Have you find your "twin"?

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Save A Dance


A ball never happens in my life. It's not that I'm complaining since it's not a prior to me, it's because a ball is something quite rare to have here. I once had my curiosity on it but after I learned a step or two, well.... To get myself too close with a dance partner is a difficult thing to begin with because I tend to keep a distance between me and someone in front of me unless I'm in a public place. But a ball is really sweet, or at least that's what I think of as a person who never had it.

Months ago I had done writing a story with a ball scene inside. I can't describe a dance completely so I just described the situation, the nuance, and the very line that always said by a dance partner. The main character is a girl which only shows her back here so it leaves the imagination up to the readers.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

She Lives In A Fairytale


The first sentence of Paramore's song Brick by Boring Brick is quite a hook to me. So does the video. Everyone must have been in that kind of phase where they deny reality whether it is consciously or unconsciously done, and put their hope high for a better environment for them. Not to be a pessimist, but reality is unfortunately not always as good as we hope it is. Even the quietest wind sometimes can rip the wings off of a butterfly.

Speaking of butterflies, the little flower in the picture was meant to be a butterfly, but I thought it could be less dreamy so I drew a floating flower. It is accidentally has more details, which turns out good because it then symbolizes how our hopes of a better world is more beautiful than reality.

Overall this is a very simple art which doesn't need much details and I put on pale pastel colors here to get it a little out of reality. Straight face for innocence. Plain dress for play time. Blue hair for keeping your feet on the ground while your head is in the clouds. Who lives in a fairytale?

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Barbie-esque


It all started with a silly imagination of a girl who beautifully walked through a bookstore and accidentally met her ex. This is an ordinary girl and still is, but her ex saw her differently. She's more captivating. With her high ponytail and a very long hair, she looks like a living Barbie. Her heels kill, too.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Phar


I almost forgot to finish this piece! This is a tribute (it's actually more like a joke) to my partner-in-crime Par, whose nickname is occasionally written as Phar. It all started with some imaginative stories about her hahahahah.

The first one started from her photo editing app in her phone which turned her having red hair. Then somewhere in my mind popped up a picture of Rihanna when she dyed her hair red and wore white suit. I think it suits Par in some perspective.

The second one was based on our old private joke. I almost forgot it unless I saw my old text to her describing this style. Icy blue sparkling puff gown, fishnets, white bow, and lolita shoes. It has been revised through time but the main theme remained.


On the second picture, I made the stocking and glitter white because it is the "original" color. They can't standout properly, that's why I keep a copy of the first picture.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Traveling Mom



Hi! It's been two months!

My empty days was filled with colors from makeup tutorial videos and some of my old favorite songs. They led me to some kind of refreshment I unconsciously needed. They inspired me.

The Traveling Mom is dedicated to my lovely sister Kak Adinda who lives in Pontianak. She likes to spend her time with her little family to go abroad and see beautiful lands. Some of her destinations were Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, and I bet she had and will go to see many more.

She likes taking pictures of her son, that's why I draw him here with her. Traveling time is always a good time to them, so I made this piece playful with those tiny icons on the background. Kak Adinda's pillow-like coat and patterned shoes is my favorite things here.

Again, playfulness is the key here.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sad Song


Sad Song was made right after Blue Flame. A quick sketch, a doodle, you name it. Again, I used Standard AE7 which is not suitable for drawing at all. And I used a notebook paper to draw on. Pardon the messy doodles on the back of the paper...


Cleaning was done with the same technique as I applied on Blue Flame; by adjusting Level.


As I learned my way of coloring on Blue Flame, I didn't touch bold colors (except for her gem earring). Super pale pink and beige were used on it, pink shade for her eyelid and lips, and white for those little flowers around her hair. It turned out darker here, though. The one saved in my PC is brighter.