Tuesday, April 19, 2011

pineapple cookies, now featured! :)

been a while without posting a new illustration :( been busy preparing my short trip to australia, i'm going to take short course about writing and illustrating children books. will be there for around 6 weeks. i'm excited :) and i've been working on a series of children book, currently doing the last page for book number 2. will share some preview once it's done :D

okay, so i just got good news :) my work is featured by theydrawandcook for "recipes with pineapples". so happy to hear that! :D thank you nate and salli! i've posted it somewhere in december, but in case you forget, here's the preview. or just visit this link if you want to :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

kelir - save our ocean

"Save Our Ocean"

APRIL submission for KELIR
monthly theme : earth day

been imagining about hot air balloon which fly in the deep ocean.. then the theme came up so i thought, how about combining both? and voila, not so hot air balloon though :p

Monday, April 4, 2011

i'm really grateful :)

I like to illustrate because it gives me some sort of power to create a joyful world, places that I can only dream going. By illustrating, I make part of them come true, to be seen and shared.

I’m interested in illustrations for children when I was in college. I can’t draw serious stuff like people or scenery. Once I had to try really hard to draw my friend’s face for college assignment, at the end, the result was still not good. The only thing I’m good at is drawing cute stuffs. I always do my work digitally because I’m not good in traditional art. But I always want to explore and develop my skill in using brushes, watercolor, acrylic, etc.

My inspirations come from the little things on my everyday life, but mostly they come from the classic stories I didn’t have a chance to read when I was little. I often heard about Pinocchio, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, they are familiar but I didn’t really know what their exact stories are. I only get the chance to read them nowadays, in my 20s. I always love the idea of places that never exist in reality. A perfect world where there’s no sadness, a colorful world where you can be happy all the time. So I put the thought into my works. I love playing with colors and create happy mood on my illustrations.

Illustrating makes me feel happy, especially once it’s done. It makes me feel that I’m there in the world I just created. I hope my illustrations make those who see them happy too! :D