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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Free e-book on November 2014: "Naga Ungu di Mulutku"


It's about a boy who didn't like to brush his teeth :D It's funny and witty. The title itself means "Purple Dragon in My Mouth". Feel free to read and/or download here.



Saturday, November 08, 2014

Sneak Peek from "Soso Tidak Malu Lagi"

Here I share some of my pencil sketches from e-book "Soso Tidak Malu Lagi" before they get digitally coloured.




Do you want to read it for your loved ones? It's free, just click here.


Thursday, November 06, 2014

Free e-book on November 2014: Soso Tidak Malu Lagi

It's a very touching story from Soso, a calf, who felt ashamed for having no upper front teeth. He was jealous to his new friend, a foal named Koppi. Written by my friend Bambang Irwanto, feel free to down load here.




Monday, September 29, 2014

Free e-book on September 2014, every ending is a new beginning

I wrote this e-book based on my real life. I often get a baby snail in the lettuce I bought, and we (my youngest daughter & I) always release them in our tiny garden. I tried to put myself into the snail, and  I saw adventures!
For me, there shouldn't be 'the end' in a children's book, for every ending is a new beginning. It should ignite our imagination.
Feel free to read and/or download here.
And here is a sneak peek for you:
A real adventure!




Saturday, September 27, 2014

Free e-book on July 2014 (Special Ramadhan with Kids)

Celebrating Ramadhan this month,  www.serusetiapsaat.com provides special e-book edition to download. I illustrated two of them. They are:
"Kartu Lebaran Sedekah", it's about making Happy Id cards for charity,

and "Kucing-kucingan di Bulan Ramadan", it's about playing hide and seek before breaking the fast.


Free e-book on April 2014


This free e-book was written in poetic style, about bedtime stories from a loving mother to her daughter. You can down load the story here.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

From My Sister's Garden






TAHURA Bandung, Indonesia

TAHURA stands for Taman Hutan Rakyat (Public Forest Garden). My family and I, and my sister's family had a fun walk there two days ago. Found beautiful fallen flowers and leaves along our path, made me stop for a while to arrange this Compost Art piece:




Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dabao


Sketching my snack today: dabao! It's a steamed and filled bun. In Indonesia we called it "Bapao". Only I don't like the wrinkle on the paper :(


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Kelir Monthly Theme July 2014: Tiger

The tiger behind the curtain.
“Mommy…! Mommy…! It’s me!!"















Here comes the King of the Jungle!
…”Rooaaaarrrr!!!”…
















Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Kelir Monthly Theme June 2014 : Whale

This month I joined Kelir Monthly Theme : Whale, celebrating 1st June 2013 marked IFAW's sixth National Whale Day.
Kelir is Children Book's Illustrator Circle from Indonesia.


“We Share the Ocean” 
 Respecting each other

Monday, June 02, 2014

A Little Story from "Three Little Gnomes" Book Cover

I've imagined this picture for the book cover for several times. I've even dreamed about it one night, that I and Rhonda the author, had a meeting for this book cover and she agreed for this picture.
So, I grabbed my pencil and made this sketch.
As you see on the left, this is my pencil sketch on paper, some parts were coloured by water colour. Picture taken and sent it to Rhonda by email.
I was so happy when she said she loved it! It seemed like we really did the meeting for the book cover!! For we live half way around the world (she lives in US and I live in Indonesia).


And here is the final result of the cover:
We both satisfied with the result! Click here for the sneak peek from Amazon.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Dust Free Chalk

Well, I like chalk pastels as a painting media. I like the smooth result when I blend the colours on my paper. The problem is they are dusty. For an artist and a mother without a special room to do the art work like me, it is a big problem.
So I feel happy when I can use digital chalk from ArtRage.

When she was 4




Sunday, May 04, 2014

A New Adventure on My Desk

There are chalk pastels, picture in chalk pastel & pencil, blending stump and compost materials (fallen flowers that were collected from the garden). 

How about little flower fairy like this:

Really challenging for me: how to make the composition in balance (the 3D materials from Compost Materials and the 2D picture). A new adventure ^_^

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion

I illustrated this lovely book for Rhonda Paglia.


Here is the book trailer.

The illustration process itself was so smooth. Rhonda and I feel like we've been friends for a long time! Rhonda's story itself is so sweet, filled with love, that spread to my heart.
When I was illustrating this story, I felt like I lived together with the gnomes in that beautiful garden. I felt like they were alive!
I drew each picture with all of my love, and hopefully this love will spread to the readers too ^^

You can purchase the book from Amazon  and Createspace.

Oh and don't forget, there will be a garden party for the book launch! Please see this invitation for details:





















Monday, April 28, 2014

Mix Media 1

don't have much time 
corn waste & fallen flower on sketch paper (pencil & chalk)
plus digitally water colour for the dress

Monday, April 21, 2014

IF: Natural

This week's topic in Illustration Friday is Natural. I love it, it suits with Compost Art, that was made from compost material without any glue nor preservatives, all comes from nature.
So I submit this old art of mine:




Happy Easter from Nature!

Just wanna wish you Happy Easter Day, and share my old Compost Art composition ^_^


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My Illustration for Rhonda Paglia

I love the story Rhonda Paglia's wrote, The Gnomes Story.
Here are some of the illustrations I made for her:















with 3 gnomes character:
this one

and this one


and this one

It will be published soon this year ^_^