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Inktober 2018

This year I tried doing a themed Inktober, like using one of the prompts on IG. I kinda don't wanna use the default one, or the witchy one, so I made up my own which is a prompt based on my playlist. Well just the recent songs I listened to.

For when your inferiority complex kicks in

This year, I've started to take steps to become less bitter towards more successful & "lucky" friends & start congratulating them instead of begrudging them, which my friends have told me to like AGES ago, cuz I'm one bitter dingus. Though I haven't changed my mindset completely but maybe these tiny reminders might be a little help for when we all have those moments.

Collecting Alternatives

[originally posted on my personal blog]

Back in April I decided to use the unused company Instagram account I managed back in Brunei, cuz I assumed the company's dead, cuz the other admins never touched it. Started posting artworks there, met new people, yada yada.
Tbh I was surprised, some people I knew through Instagram thought I was obsessed with online bike cab services (ojol) like, always comparing Gojek, Grab & Uber (RIP) and later Anterin & GlaD, to the point of making comics about them.

I thought... "that wasn't me at all, I thought i've always been known for my bands & cartoons fan comics". During the first years of "internet recognition" i was known for my fanart & fancomics of emo & alternative rock bands (if you know me from deviantart or high school). I thought the impression would last but turns out in the later years, nobody still knew who i was.

Just another My Chem pic, 2008

farewell, 2013
In a second I realized this…


I'm really digging this DrawThisInYourStyle meme on Instagram & probably Tumblr too. It gives us a chance to interpret another artist's drawing(s) in our own way(s). We all would wanna see how our art looks when someone else draws it, plus as a copycat who's used to redrawing people's stuff with my own twist this gives me an excuse to redraw their OCs with ZERO guilt :D

1. SarahWilliaIllustration original | mine

2. Siirezzii original | mine

3. AynChilada original | mine

4. Sevichka31

June artdump

This Eid I had more than plenty of time to draw during the holidays... did most of these on Sketchbook Pro cuz it's currently my fav Photoshop alternative (though not entirely, in terms of lineart & clipping mask I still prefer Medibang). Still a huge opportunity since usually my time's almost preoccupied with work & I'm often too tired to draw when I get back home.

That might or might not be wine, either way I'm still able to get drunk. That's why the snake's judging me. Also why is there even a snake wearing a collar in the garden? [X]

This one's for  the OC challenge cuz I saw a friend did it, & I tried it too. [X]

Here's a fanart for Fotoplace cuz I'm done using it after 1000 photos. I chose this style cuz it's not my usual one but I saw someone on Instagram with this style & tried drawing it. [X]

I redrew an old doodle by Myoo89 with us sitting, & added the night sky background based on a former colleague's drawing. …

if Northern Downpour was a Doki Doki Literature Club song | Panic! At Th...

Earlier this year I was kinda curious about how a PATD song would sound like as a DDLC soundtrack, soooo this happens.... well actually I blame the "the ink flows down into a dark puddle" part, reminding me of "the ink is running toward the page" in Northern Downpour. That gave me the idea for this mash-up cover.

This time I had to repeatedly listen to both songs WHILE in the process of making this cover, trying to get the notes right. It's still harder to control my voice & breathing though, plus I just recovered from a cold so that explains the slight phlegminess. The video accidentally got cut off in the first part, cuz halfway through drawing the iPad ran out of battery, & Procreate failed to save everything from the beginning.

Since the original Northern Downpour video is black and white, I should do a B&W drawing of the Doki Doki girls as well, but somehow part of me still wants their signature color to pop out, so I picked a very desaturated, …

the I Have No Idea What I'm Doing song (04/2017)

Exactly a year ago (well, maybe two weeks later) after I got accepted to work where I work now, an office friend and I recorded an improv song for fun, and for practice. The recording's kinda messy with the bad quality & me going slightly off-key sometimes from trying not to laugh, or hesitation from thinking of words. Originally this was called the Drunk Song but none of us were really drunk, just tired from all the work we did which kinda creates the high. And also the lyrics were just pretty much rambling about why we couldn't find lyrics. So meta.

Went along with the red & green theme foreshadowing the "pears and strawberries" part, but added a third color occasionally for the brainstorm part. The two color schemes started out separately but they all blend in together after the drunk part.

Song is in English, ramblings are in Indonesian, captions are in both languages.

Follow and Feel (cover)

Follow And Feel's always been one of my fav Saosin songs besides Voices & Seven Years, I used to binge-listen to them since college, and after performing covers of Saosin songs a couple of times in the office last year, I thought I'd make a decent audible one to add to the portfolio.

The music:

One time I sang Follow and Feel to Havana by Camila Cabello, and later, thought of making a similar-sounding music to it when planning this Saosin cover but it still sounds generic-pop-ish, like not even remotely similar to how Havana sounds. Feels odd covering a rock song into... well, this, just cuz Garageband doesn't have enough rock stuff T~T

The artwork:

Initially I thought of a lady wearing a cloak spying on someone beheading a third character, supposedly a king, based vaguely on the song lyrics. But I kinda got confused and felt like drawing other things, and ended up with snakes spying on a bunny with its eyes on the biggest apple on the tree. Very children's-boo…

So Contagious (Cover)

Second cover of the year, another favorite song since college that I've been binge-listening in the office (and one I know how to play on the piano).

First off, replicating the instrumental was kinda difficult this time, I had to listen even deeper to get the drum beats right. Which is why I binge-listened. I'm not going all-piano like I did with the Bastille cover. Secondly I'm still not satisfied on how my voice turned out, I still sound audibly exhausted & out of breath here no matter how many times I record.

The artwork's done in Procreate, another app with a timelapse feature. It's neater than Sketchbook Pro, I gotta say. I don't know why I drew this to go with the song, I couldn't really find the perfect theme to draw to depict contagiousness or attachment but I've got a thing for eating brains and sucking the life out of it. And the girl turned out kinda like Noodle from Gorillaz too, my friend was the first to point that out.