Cello Player under the tree
Cello Player under the tree

just like music it has low and high tone, slow and fast rhythm
so as love
just like music sometime it drives you mad sometimes it makes you comfortable
so as love

as for me it drives me to scratch,

to make a trace on a sheet of paper

with strong and smooth lines,

hard and soft edges

I cant played any music but at least I can hear the harmony through my ear and felt it with my heart
I dont care if people mock me when they saw my drawing or when I moved around my head because of the music
Just listen, feel and than scratch …

ps: I DO love music.

tribute to The Piano Guys

Drawing people project #2

After playing with my charcoal (that i bought couple month ago) in my ballerina draw, I’m so addicted with this tools. On this draw I used a pencil to sketch the outline and the figure. After that, I’ve tried to add some charcoal in the background to make the figure came out.

Well, I think this experiment was quite success.  *I hope 😀

So, what do you think?  Continue reading “Drawing people project #2”

Cold Wet and Dark

every particle of air that touches the skin, it absorbs heat from the body.
As a bloodthirsty vampire.
feels heavy to move. Because in every crevice cell was crowded by water atoms scattered aimlessly.
When hot body has disappeared, as the sun loses axis.

When the body becomes silent. As a stone that just freezes, while the water slowly erode.

Thus, the dark.
There was no light, no movement. Only dark black.

Yogyakarta, 13022013

*) inspired by Solitude -Ryuichi Sakamoto-

*) listen to the song while you read my poems, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCZjo-CfU1s)

Realism studies #1

This was my first gesture studies for Realism. I take a figure picture from the web. I draw this using HB pencil on my Aohwen sketchbook. On this gesture, I tried to pay attention in the value and shape, more than the figure it self.

I’m working with just one pencil, to build the mid and dark tone. I found it a little bit difficult at the beginning, because my brain trying to disturb. But, I tried to ignore it. Forcing my self to focus on the shape and value rather than the figure (like i told you before).

Perhaps, sometime you could try this, using a weird figure pose. So, you can focus on building the shape and value.

Gesture Studies (Realism)
Gesture Studies #1 (Realism)

Okay, than. See you in another draw!




First sketch at 2013

Happy new year to all of you!! Hope in this new year, you got new experience.

This is my first sketch in 2013, i used sepia conte pencil that i bought on 1 january 2013. This was a sketch of my face from the refflection at the window. What makes this portrait special was the colour of my new conte. I dont know about you but, i think i’ve done well in capturing my face and my personality. 😀

my first sketch on 2013 (dok. Arkanhendra)
my first sketch on 2013 (dok. Arkanhendra)



Before its rain, on “Ngasem”

Ngasem is an area located near the kraton (Sultan Palace). Its used to be the animal market. Many animal lover  goes there to find some pets. From reptile to bugs. But since 22 April 2010 the market removed to the new place at Dongkelan. Nevertheless, you can still found the remaining merchant who sell bird and it cage. Continue reading “Before its rain, on “Ngasem””

My Own Genre

Yesterday, i was attending an art exhibition of some art maestro in Indonesia. It display some art work from Affandi and others famous artist. Among many art works at the exhibition, the affandi sketch was inspired me a lot. I think that the sketches told me that if you want to draw just draw, dont think it too much. And dont be confused with the genre of your work. Whether your work is realism, expresionism or another genreism, just draw. Continue reading “My Own Genre”