KPK Book- Let’s Be Honest!

The Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK) is theIndonesian Corruption Eradication Commission, which was formed after special consideration on the extraordinary nature of corruption in Indonesia. I was asked to make an illustration for a children book that taught them to learn about the concept of corruption and being honest.

First the manuscript take the main character as a boy, and I just feel that a human character for this subject would be to mainstream, so I’m trying to thing about other character that can catch a child attention, a naughty critter from Indonesia,  a brave and wild one.

So my option goes to the red cat from Kalimantan, known as the bay cat or Borneo Cat. Look at his photo, isn’t he look scary and fierce? Haha.. anyway I won’t make a character so scary that children would run away by looking at him.But he end up like this. Cute isn’t he?img_20161201_0002

The story is teaching children to be honest, here the little kitten using his mother’s money to buy some ice cream without permission, so he’s a little overwhelmed and get a nightmare because of his guilty feeling.

And herewith the final version of the book, with a little bit additional story of traditional cake making as the background.

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I hope this book could teach the children to learn about honesty, and bravery to admit one mistakes and deal with the problem 🙂

IF- Village

It’s a book about a boy who play with his paperboat, the author request is to make character of a boy with Philippines background, although Philippines it’s still in the Southeast Asia, I still have to search the local content of Philippines house and style, along with their traditional dress and style.

click the link to view the drawing process 🙂

Coba Lagi.. Coba lagi… (Book- The Boy Who Can Not Tie His Shoes)

Grraaah!  I like my new shoes but why it’s so hard to tie it!

It’s a book about process,
a determination and a story about
a young boy who have a new shoes but don’t have any idea how to tie one.

First time I read the script, it gives me a wide smile,

I can picture  every single expression this little dude will be; happy, determined, stress, tired, relieved.

And I do wish that everyone who read this to their young, will express it while they read it, every single expression, and watch how the listener will also change their own expression, that will be fun!

Make this book as a fun one, make them learn about patience, process, and result, at last :).

Don’t you agree?

Just contact the publisher to get the book : aksaberama@gmail.com

Woosh…, The Wind Take the Egg Away (Wuusss…, Angin Membawa Telur Terbang )

An ant egg felt down from the tree. The wind flew the egg to several places. It had long and long journey to find its home. The wind flew the egg around the pond, garden, hill, school, market, housing, road and finally the wind brought the egg back home. Who inside the egg? What kinda egg it is?

It’s a book that have a story of process, journey, and surprising things.

Nowadays, children are eager with something instant. fast, entertaining, without remembering where it comes from, what’s the story behind everything. 
















When I first read the book script, I was excited of how simple the subject are, simple yet have a concept that teach the children about the process of a thing, how one aspect could effect the whole circumstances, what happen next, what if, ….

 :: alternative sketch




I’m using watercolor in this book, to give emphasize, natural look that this topics bring, I begin with research of plant that grows around my house, small plants, common one, that if you see it with a ‘big perspective’ – exist.  Pretending I’m  a lilliput :D.


Then, the situation around us, the market, the seller costumes, tukang kueh. common animals, 
and I love it, I love doing the process. Hope you all love it too :))

Just contact the publisher to buy the book : aksaberama@gmail.com




The Boy who can not tie his shoes

Hi! long time no see, been busy with all the stuff, drawing, projects, house cleaning..
Pfft, and really I’ve got to start writing again, been drowning in all the social media application, and realize that I just got to write and take notes in what I’ve been doing in this blog again! Wish me luck then!

Been working on this project and I really looove the story, it’s very simple, basic things of a daily routines in a child life, but it instantly caught my attention, it’s like the first time I read the stories, and all the gesture, the mimic, everything comes up and dancing on my head, well what I mean; in my mind.

After searching for some style, I comes up with many reference, in the internet you can find many things and learn many things, just do it like this: 25% browsing 75% working; this is what I always said to my daughter, otherwise if you take 75% browsing with an ‘ooh and aah’ for seeing all the masterpiece online, you will end up with only 25% working and exhaustion from all the excuse that you make that ‘you’ve been working by browsing’, umm  I’m blabbering again, okey back to the topic

This is all my reference, I loove all this illustrator, and hope I could learn from them 🙂 Ekaterina Trukhan, Mary Blair, Shinzi Katoh.

And I end up with my own personal style, I’m trying to capture the crispness of the line, the tidiness of the color and the main thing is, the ‘child’ inside a child character, frustration, happiness, hope, sadness and so on. Enjoy!