9:13 PM - The flight from Jakarta to Balikpapan took about 2 hours and I’m now home, sitting on my couch, watching paprika on HBO signature. In case you didn’t know, Paprika is a Japanese animated science fiction film. Paprika comes with a psychological theme about dreams. I’ve watched this movie before, and now I’m watching it again. The graphics = two thumbs up! But the bad thing about this movie: it’s repetitive, it has incomprehensible storyline and lackluster characters. Focus and concentration on the film is needed if you want to follow the flow of the story. Well, this animation surely motivates me to draw and learn more!
Monday, June 29, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
What do you remember fondly about your childhood? Do you remember important moments of your life? Do they make you smile? remembering your past is important, whether it is good or bad, because the power they have over us is incredible. Always look back to derive useful lessons from the past and always regard it as a learning experience.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Pablo Picasso once said that painting is just another way of keeping a diary.. is it? Well I know I’m not a real painter, I simply love to draw.. with the development in technology I started to draw things digitally.. It’s quite a new thing for me.. I remember when I was in junior high school I drew things on paper and sometimes kept my drawings in a folder. Then, in high school I painted “sorrow” on a piece of paper and at that time, I didn’t have any intention to paint until I saw some painting tools on my little brother’s desk.. Then I quickly thought.. Let’s try them out! it was quite fun, even though I titled the painting "sorrow". Then I made another one which I called“village frontier”. Another way of keeping a diary? not sure. As far as I know diary is a daily written record of usually personal experiences and observations. Until now I don’t remember making any drawings about my personal experiences (I will probably do it one day), I think of it simply as hobby, I draw based on my own imagination and it's not like when I'm sad I draw something that depicts my sadness. I'm really confused...I shouldn’t have thought about this stuff from the beginning, what a waste of time. By the way, I think it’s time to say goodbye to pencil and paper (which is a good thing, because I don't wanna waste trees only for my nonsense drawings) and say hi to pen tablet and adobe photoshop (or any other drawing softwares out there..).
Monday, June 15, 2009
I’ve been through the final exams, and I found them quite hard. I had 4 subjects for this semester: fundamentals of fluid mechanics, mechanical design, kinematics and dynamics, and manufacturing process. I prayed to God for success, but unfortunately I have failed one subject this semester, Kinematics and dynamics that is. Not only me, but also my friends.. we all have failed that subject. I was so down, but I believed that God wants me to do better next time. I don’t want to disappoint anybody anymore, especially my parents. I have to do better next time, Insya Allah. Well, I must not go down… As I mentioned in the previous post, I probably gonna spend some of my time drawing during this vacation and this is the first one so far... Like Hayley said : Let the flames begin!
Friday, June 5, 2009
I am thinking what I love to do and what I usually enjoy doing.. taking pictures used to be one of my interests, but since my pocket camera’s LCD screen cracked, I’m more focused on drawing and painting. I think it would be a good idea to develop skill in area that is my forte. Practice is a must and I noticed this interest isn’t temporary. The next thing that is important is sharing my works with others, I must know what people think about them, and advices are what I need. By the way, vacation has come and I have plenty of time doing what I enjoy doing.. Oh yeah, I really need my camera fixed!!