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Monday, August 07, 2017

Final Drawing Submission for edX #nh101x

These are my drawing of Mammal (Giraffe), Aves/Bird (Sooty Headed Bulbul) and Reptile (Indian Star Tortoise):



I think next time I want to practice in drawing Mammal with long hair/fur, Fish and Insect...^^



Thursday, July 27, 2017

Drawing Leaves and Flowers Structure

Mimusops elengi is a medium-sized evergreen tree found in tropical forests in South Asia, Southeast Asia and northern Australia. This trees give thick shade and flowers emit fragrance. I plant this tree in front of my house.
And here are some sketches of its leaves and one tiny flower:



For the flower, I choose Hibiscus, because I can find it easily in the park next to my house. But the flowers couldn't stand for more than 3 minutes. It kept on bending down and down. So I put a paper stick to help it stand up longer, as it act as a strong stem for the flower haha...
I dissect one of the flower and take some photos of it as soon as I can, competing with the speed of the flower wilt process. The photos becomes my resource in adding the details.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration

I'm joining this open online course from edX right now:


Drawing natural objects is a kind of art that I like to do in my spare time. It looks like a meditation by observing the details of the objects, absorb its energy and enjoy its beauty. There's no exactly same objects. Each has its own unique appearance.

And this morning, sadly I missed the first drawing submission to be assessed :(
It's my fault that I didn't pay attention to the deadline and note it in my calendar among my zillion to-do-list. Oh well.... I realized about 3 hours after they closed the submission :'(
Here what I drew for the (missed) first drawing submission:
Onion, Fern, Tiger Cowrie, and Mimusops Elengi




Friday, May 12, 2017

Free e-book on May 2017: "Apa Kau Sudah Tidur?"


This sweet story is written by Ana Falesthein Tahta Alfina, illustration and lay outing by me. "Apa Kau Sudah Tidur?" (Have You been Asleep?) is about a kind big rabbit who companying the little one who couldn't sleep that night. Feel free to read and/or down load here.

Sunday, May 07, 2017