I saw an Angel

I saw an Angel

This was the angel that Jack Dawson saw on the first doc at the Titanic ship,
*some scene at Titanic movie, drawn with 2b graphite pencil on Lyra paper, and then take a photo with pocket camera plus some yellow light. (Doc. Arkanhendra)

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Cold Wet and Dark

Cold,
every particle of air that touches the skin, it absorbs heat from the body.
As a bloodthirsty vampire.
Wet,
feels heavy to move. Because in every crevice cell was crowded by water atoms scattered aimlessly.
Dark.
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
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*) 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!

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”