Wednesday, August 21, 2013

BlackentheBacktoBasic: Envy


When I heard that ArtMedium Design is gonna celebrate their 8th birthday, I was really envy.
So that's my concept for my vinyl illustration collage.

Envy is visualized as a bird, creating a hole inside us.
It destroys us, but, if we use it in a right way,
we can change it into motivation to be better.

Since this is a re-use art, so I'm using unused stuffs such as
unused laces and craft papers.

BACK to BASIC #2: ReuseArt Vinyl
Collage with craft papers, rose laces, with color pencil illustration

Artmedium Store collaborates with 30 Indonesian Artists

to make a reuseart from Vinyl 
and to celebrate Artmedium 8th yrs Anniversary 
Please come and enjoy !

Opening, 13 October 2013, 3pm-10pm at Tryst's Resto & Gallery, Kemang Utara

Monday, August 12, 2013

BlackentheIllustration: Lady LumOwl

Lady LumOwl

specially made for Madam Anne Mariane
hope you like it Madam

*color pencils on canson paper, edited in psd*

Friday, August 2, 2013

BlackentheACT: The End?

So here it is
the final result after doing the Blacken Death Journal

My Obituary artwork for ACT by Kopi Keliling
"The End?"

yes, the end, with question mark.
why the question mark?
well people always fear of the unknown, and we know nothing about death. 
When will we die?
How? Where? Why?
What happen after we die?
And many other questions.

 Because to answer every question regarding death, means we have to experience it ourselves. 
As I quote from Silentia, "I do not fear Death, rather fear its uncertainty."

So, this will be my obituary:
RIP, Yola. 
Is this the end for her? Or is she entering a new beginning? 
Or is she starting to haunt us as a ghost? Or is she reincarnating as a black cat? 
I guess we'll never know... until we too, die.

This artwork, along with other 24 great artworks
are ready to be auctioned.
All the money will be donated to PEPA and Dompet Dhuafa.
So let's join the silent bid.

at Kedai Tjikini

Presenting my PIC
(partner in crime): Odilia Fenny and my idol in illustration: Tatiana.
Thx for coming girrrlsss

 Odilia, me and Rory

 Me, me hubby and Rory.

all photos are taken by my hubby, Iyan.

BlackenDeath ACT Journal

So I was really happy to be one of 25 great artists that contribute to
a charity event held by Kopi Keliling called ACT.

The donation will be given PEPA, an organization that helps Indonesian women with HIV/AIDS.
So the theme for the charity exhibition is Obituary.
All of the artists were given a sketchbook, made by the women in PEPA
and we must filled it with any thoughts, regrets, hopes, dreams, anything, 
as a legacy if we die on July 28, 2013.

So here are some of my thoughts about death inside the sketchbook.
I really didn't have the time to take photos of them all.
The sketchbooks of the 25 artists are now shown in Kedai Tjikini.

 "Dress up for Death"
so yeah, when I die, I wanna take some post mortem photos with me 
wearing my best black lacey dress.

(left): My fave quote from my fave game: P3
"I have a feeling that Death is near."
well, can't be too serious for 40 pages, right ;)

 "death will guide you..."

  "Death has many faces."

 Wishlist before I die #4

  Wishlist before I die #5

  The cover

"Do not fear Death, for she is fair and just."
I think Death Angel, or Grim Reaper, or whatever you called her, 
I don't think she's scary or evil or cruel.
She is simply doing her job, and she doesn't discriminate people.
Whoever you are, no matter how rich or pretty or success, you will die one day.
So here, I drew her as a beautiful, wise angel.
But that's just my thoughts...

After finished with the journal sketchbook,
the artists must create an illustration of their own Obituary.
And these artworks will be put in a silent auction where all the money
will be donated to PEPA and Dompet Dhuafa.

ACT Exhbition was held at Kedai Tjikini.
It was so much fun doing it, and such an honour to be part of ACT.
Thank you Kopi Keliling!

*sorry for the bad photos, I didn't have time to take some good pictures since
the deadline was so tight. 40 pages of A5 journal in 10 days only.
So glad I finished it.

BlackentheDress: Batik Batik Summer Sweetheart Collections

Last year I got a chance to design Batik dress for a new Australian brand: Batik Batik.
The concept of the dress was fun, simple, a little bit bohemian touch, young and modern.
These are the 8 designs that were approved and made into real dresses.
Batik Batik uses 100% ‘Hand-written’ Indonesian Batik in high quality cotton and makes only one item per design with a handcrafted Batik fabric that cannot be remade.
Visit for more Batik dresses.
Thank you Odilia, Ocha and of course, the owner of Batik Batik herself: Tirta,
for trusting me with this awesome project.

 the draft designs