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




Happy belated Christmas!

The last year Christmas cards I did for the card company, they want something modern and  simple so here they are 🙂

The village of little people, and snow, and ice skating, and snow, again.

:: and this is the real look of the little people, they have no mouth and nose!

 In the land of pine tree and deer.
We don’t have snow here, so that’s why we are crazy about the idea of white Christmas *sigh 😀

 :: another little people and little deer that are ‘big’

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!

My artwork PoD online shop

It’s the day when my friend from Printerous approach me and said,’ Hey, do you want to sell your artwork online?” It’s like setting up a bunch of local artist , and give them chance to show their work printed on some stuff, Print on Demand stuff. I’m kinda apathetic in the concept of artwork  translated into a printed thing, usually because of the quality in Indonesia, and the form that not suitable to my expectation.


but then, I looked and looked and see the end result, well, amazingly it’s suitable to what I’ve expected, so here it is, my online artwork shop, gotta buy one for myself , I’m really impressed and of course , happy, that finally we have something like this in here, it will help all the local talent and get them enough place to expose their work.

So if you interested in my art, welcome to my shop, take a look around and let me know what you think 🙂

click! click!
 printerous.com/id-id/duamatasaya

Just click click to see 🙂  printerous.com/id-id/duamatasaya

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 ;’).