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Friday, September 22, 2017

Clavis Indonesia Event

Last Monday, Eugenia Gina, Shoba and I were Helping Clavis Publishing with their workshop: Journey to Publication; Making Picture Books Workshop and Talkshow, in Eliotti Residence Jakarta. 
After the workshop and the talkshow, we had one on one with Clavis Publishing. 


One on One session


With Mr Philippe Werck, the founder of Clavis Belgium
Gina, Pauline Oud, Philippe Werck, me, Shoba





Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Biennial of Illustration Bratislava 2017

I'm so proud that my illustrations were selected  by Kelompok Pencinta Bacaan Anak (together with 9 other illustrators' illustrations) for 2017 BIB event. Here are some photos (by Kelompok Pencinta Bacaan Anak) about the event:







And reported by Detik here.

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

Friday, April 07, 2017

"Art of Creating Narratives for Picture Books" Workshop

SCBWI Indonesia will hold a children's book writing workshop this Monday April 10th-12th. Before that, they made a Fractured Folktales writing competition with discount workshop tickets for the winners. Winning the third place to join the workshop by Alfredo Santos, Room to Read’s Global Literacy Program Manager for Quality Reading Materials, makes me really flattered. Because although my job is more to illustrating, I have many children's stories in my head to write on. Few of them were published (printed and free ebooks) and the others are queuing in my mind. This is the "sharpen my saw" time!

Thank you SCBWI Indonesia!




Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mug for Easter

This special picture was prepared for this Easter season, with two sweet bunnies painting some eggs ^^
If you are interested, you can find it here ^^

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Prints with Quotes

Here are some of my prints (from my watercolour illustrations) with quotes on mugs, cotton totebag and wall decor.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

MarDonMir Store in Zazzle

Finally I have an online store in Zazzle. Yaay...!


Don't be hesitate to come and see some of my sweet illustrations on mugs, T-shirts, pillows, cards, iPhone case, tote bags. See you there!