a few days ago, I had to do some illustrations for children's book. It's not a novel. It's more like, the compilations of some short stories written by the orphan. Above are the illustrations I've made.
It has to be on b/w or greyscale.
Jaka Tarub is a character of Indonesian Folklore from Mid Java. The story tells about how Jaka Tarub meets his beautiful wife, Dewi Nawangwulan. There're a lot of version actually. But this is one is the famous one. So, one day, Jaka Tarub go to a forbidden lake. The lake is a place for seven fairies to bath. He didn't mean to peep on them, but he's so amazed with the beauty of the fairies. Then, he took one of the fairies's shawl. When twilight comes, the fairies should fly back to heaven. Everyone has their own shawl except one, but they can't keep waiting for Dewi Nawangwulan, so they fly away and leave her alone on earth.
Dewi Nawangwulan cry, she's so upset. Jaka Tarub comes out and pretend to be the hunter and help Dewi Nawangwulan. He took her home and they married soon after they met. When they married, Dewi Nawangwulan makes Jaka Tarub promise to not open the bakul when she cook the rice. It is because she use her power to cook to keep the rice full on the barn. But one day, Jaka Tarub forgot and he open up the bakul. He's so surprised 'cause there's only a grain of rice in it. Dewi Nawangwulan knew it and so upset on his husband. It makes Dewi Nawangwulan lost her power and become an ordinary woman. A human who needs to make it all alone with no magic. Slowly but sure, they running out of rice. One day, Dewi Nawangwulan finaly found her shawl on the barn, beneath the rice. Once again she's so upset on her husband and leave him forever. She decided to go back to heaven and going home just to feed her baby.
A few months ago, my friend, Ruben, asked me to draw each of characters in Perahu Kertas novel. Since I am a huge fan of that novel, of course I say 'YES, I'LL DO IT!'. Unfortunately, this thesis things drives me crazy and I have no time to make it true. And a few hours ago, he reminds me about it... he asked me, once more, to make it true! And yes my dearest friend... I'll do it for you! I'll do it for me!! hahahha....xD
Oke.. I know it is too much!:p
Talking about Perahu Kertas, it's a novel from our favourite writer Dewi Dee Lestari. It has a beautiful story about love and friendship. About the process for teenager to be mature. About how we manage jealousy and how to forgive mistakes on our past. Once you read it, you just can't stop!:)
Ah.. here's the cover of the book. Entertaining, right?;)
I'm sorry for not making any post recently. Not too busy actually. It's just, I'm lacking of motivation. So, to get my motivations back, I have to make something to lure it, right?! That is why I made this mission. Hm... Ok.. The mission is, I'm going to make a serial illustrations of folklore, one per week. If you guys remember, I ever made an illustration about Keong Mas once ago, now, for this week, I'd like to illustrate Joko Tarub!
I hope, by making goals per week, at least I have something usefull to do... . :)
So, wait for the post, guys! And... wish me luck!^_^
For me, the style of Javanese brides always looks good. It makes a woman looks pretty, graceful, and honorable.
When I was a child, I've dreamed about my wedding and I want to be exactly like this. Well, it's impossible for now, but... whatever... I love the way I am and still, I'd be the prettiest woman on my wedding day someday! With or without this Javanese brides looks.. hehehe..:)
A few days ago, I went to Kebun Bibit. It's like a city park on Surabaya. There're full of tree, deer, kids and their parents, even young couples. It's a nice place to get some fresh air in the middle of the city. Surabaya is a kind of busy city, but when I'm on Kebun Bibit, everything seems to be different. I meant, I don't feel like I'm in Surabaya. It's a very nice place to get my self calm..:)
Anyway, when I was there with my friend, He said that there was an elephant! I saw his eyes pointing on something and when I saw the spot he pointed at, well... Surprise! Surprise! I saw this big guy wore Thailand shirt with a picture of elephant on it!
God! In a second I said to my self, "Now which one is the elephant? cause they look similar!". Ups...
I laugh out loud that time! I hope the guy with the elephant on his shirt didn't notice... . :D
I'm so sorry for this inconvenience.. But I have to change my shout box since the one I used to have has been broken. And I'm so sorry, I can't keep all of our conversations guys. But please, feel free with the new one. I hope it won't be broke again.. thank you very much for your appreciation..:)
I remember how my sister in-laws and her daughter are looks cute when they had their napping time. They are slept in the same pose. And they look beautiful!:)
By the way, considering a friend suggestion a few days ago, from now on, I won't give any watermarks on my works... Congrats me!:D
Yes, at first I think watermark is important. But I have to admit that it's not easy to covering our work with watermark. It's like covering our own children with mask and it's too bad. But, for you who gives those watermarks on your work, I believe it's good for you, guys. However, we have our own thoughts about it, right?:)
So, with or without watermarks, keep our best on our works! Happy Monday, guys!;)
Well, as I say on previous post, there're many illustrator I adore. I like to visit their blog, following them so I will know the updates on their blog, and learning their style. And here's some of them whom I like to visit regularly...:)
There will be more and more and more list of my favourite illustrator. 'Cause I learn from soooo many people around the world so I can compare and learn as much as I could. So don't worry. Will be in touch with you with a new list someday. Meanwhile, visit them! I hope you'll like them as much as I do. And maybe you can also share me your favourite illustrator here...:)
Since I was a child, I'm in love with illustrations and fashion. I never get bored to stare my children book.. I'm not just looking on the picture, or how the illustrator made the man with all beautiful colours in it, but I also saw the clothe in it. I remember that day, I can't even read those words, but the illustrations are wonderful and amazed me so much! I said to my self since that, I want to make something like that. I wanna make something fun, beautiful, make them smile when they look on my work, amazed them. I wanna play with their emotions. Make them feel the mood on my work. I learn to do that now. And on my learning process, there're a lot of people inspires me with their fabulous artwork! So let me introduce them!:)
Pascal Campion, he is my favourite illustrator ever! he inspires me to draw, to be productive, to put the mood on my artwork... everything! By looking on his work, I smile, laugh, glad, sad, and happy. He's good on that!
Kathryn Elyse Rodgers, she's a very talented fashion illustrator from Boston. She has a strong character, and she's good with watercolour technique. Every illustrations she made amazed me! From the start I follow her blog, until now! Visit her sometimes, and you'll know why I love her!:)
Chhuy-ing ia, she called her self Ciia. She is wonderful in both children illustration, and fashion illustration. I love her work because of the way she make the characters are very cute and expressive.
Thomas Ehretsmann, his style on realistic drawing is amazing, isn't it?! chek it by your self and enjoy it!:)
Jelle Gijsberts, this cute illustrator is coming from Netherlands. He make me miss my children book and all the bedtimes stories I've ever heard when I was a child.
Lindsey Olivares, A beautiful sketch! I like her style of drawing. She has her own style! A very talented girl!;)
Mattias Adolfsson, I'm in love with his style since the first time I found his blog. His sketch style, his watercolour style, every detail he put on his artwork, everything! He amazed me.
By these links, you can see the different on each site, on each person, on each artwork. But all of them has a very strong character and for me, they are very talented! There's much more to review, actually. But, I think this is enough for now. You can check on my blogroll on the right side of this blog if you'd like to go on blogwalking. Have fun!:)