The Paperboat Boy

It’s a project 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. Cross finger hope I delivered a good piece of drawing :).

This is a little bit of my drawing process, start from the rough sketches, research for the house style, and the coloring.

 :: Remembering Totto, my cat who passed away last week. Totto you will always be a part of my family.. Rest in peace in the cat heaven ;’).

Children Illustration – Dahlan serial on Singapore AFCC

Dream Shoes Dahlan is chosen as one of many beautiful illustration in The Book Illustration Gallery. 

What is BIG? The Book Illustrators Gallery (BIG) aims to showcase the works of local and regional illustrators and artists – across genres and borders – and promote them to a wider audience.

Indonesia is one of many countries that sending its children book artist to this gallery, and it still open from  
22 May – 15 June 2014, 10am – 9pm, at NLB Central Library (B1)

This is the art from Evelyn Ghozalli, my fellow Indonesian artist 🙂
:: The NLB Library, isn’t it just cuteee… It’s a book heaven…!

From Rock to Rock – Children book illustration

The final result for my post about The frog who lost his home  .
Story by Ary Nilandari.

In this project I try to put the effort on the details, about the frog family expression, the mountain of stones that been taken away by the human, and the beauty of the ecosystem in this story. As this story are real life situation , about the rocks mining in Java, a little bit of Javanese culture is put inside the details, like the the “blangkon’ that the frog put on their head, the batik for dancing, and gamelan for the music instruments. Enjoy.. 🙂

Sketches and sketches…

:: Give our rock back!

:: Maybe we can do something…

:: From rock to rock we jump and play, from rock to rock we dance and sing!

Being a Shortlist Illustrator in Singtel Asian Picture Book Award 2013

Thanks to God.. 🙂 
In May I’ve got this delighting email from Singapore Book Council, saying that my illustration for ‘Cap Go Meh’ has been nominated for the Singtel Award, the shortlist was picked from 158 entries sent in from 19 countries. Not win yet but honored yes.. :). 

My friend, Sophie Dewayani the author also shortlisted for the author award. And this is the synopsis from the book, this book has not been published yet, wish us luck that we’ll find the perfect publication company.

Cap Go Meh *just click to view more about the inside illustration
Nisa, a Muslim girl, and Lili, a Chinese-Indonesian, debate over where cap go meh rice cake 
is the genuine icon of Eid Al-Fitr tradition or Chinese New Year celebration. After sharing 
the excitement of experiencing each celebration, both end up discovering what is more 
essential; that a dish is able to bridge diversity.