Motorbike and Portrait Sudiman

Kali ini, saya membuat dokumentasi yang spesial. Dari sisi tokoh yang dijadikan portrait, spesial bagi saya. Dari sisi objek kendaraan yang digunakan, juga spesial. Sepeda motor dengan kapasitas mesin jauh lebih kecil dibandingkan motor gede (baca: Harley-Davidson) dan rasanya tak lazim didokumentasikan, yaitu Yamaha L2Super. Sepeda motor era tahun 1980-an.

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Paper Cutting Cupo-Isnaedi

Beliau bernama Kuncahyo Isnaedi. Biasa dipanggil Pak Isnaedi atau lebih akrabnya Bang Is. Jabatan terakhir adalah National Sales Manager for Public Segment, PT. Philips Indonesia. Singkatnya beliau bertanggung jawab untuk penjualan produk dan solusi lighting dari Philips untuk sektor atau proyek-proyek Public atau Government. Jadi kalau ada Pemda, Pemprov, BUMN atau Kementrian yang membutuhkan solusi pencahayaan untuk jalan kampung, jalan kota, jalan provinsi, jalan toll, lighting untuk kantor pemerintahan, stadion olah raga, pencahayaan dekoratif kota, dsb, beliau ini legendanya.

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Paper Cutting Cupo-Jakarta

Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia. The city that never sleeps. The city that was now known as with the traffic jam. The city that develops and grow to become the megapolitan city. As other city identities, there are some iconic building or places that can be used to represent this city for paper cutting + painting artwork. For this experiment, I choose to use Monumen Nasional (Monas), Tugu Selamat Datang, Patung Pancoran and silhouette of the high-rise building.

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Paper Cutting Cupo-Obama

In this article, I will share the process of making Paper Cutting and Painting Cupo-Obama, based on the official portrait of Barrack Obama, who served as the 44th President of United States of America from 2009 to 2017. (image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Official_portrait_of_President_Barack_Obama_(8390033709).jpg )

For the preliminary process, the portrait modified using Adobe Photoshop and Inkspace. I decided using 5 layers for the portrait itself and 2 layers for the background. It’s quite difficult to choose the color of the portrait because people will correlate or compare this vector portrait with the famous “Change” poster created by Shepard Fairey. Then my decision is using monochrome color, from black to white. Because it will create contrast when I put the monochrome portrait with a colorful background.

It all started with white papers. All layered that made with vector software transformed to A3 paper, 200 gsm thickness. Then one by one transformed into gray color gradations using water-based paint.

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Jokowi and me

Perhaps this moment is one of many best moment happens in this 2016. My lucky moment. I am very lucky to have the opportunity to shake hand and take a picture together with President of Indonesia on Sunday, November 20th, 2016 at Pondok Indah Mall, Jakarta. Yes, it happens at the famous shopping mall in South Jakarta. He just visited Gramedia book store. When he walked outside the bookstore many people are waiting outside and for sure asking to shake hand and take a photo. I was just standing and waiting nearby and actually not expecting to take a photo because there are many Secret Service members make a barricade and not allowed people blocking the way. So I just take a photo from my smartphone. And he was getting near me.

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Inktober 2016 from my perspective

Today is November 6, 2016, and it’s been a week after I am finished “inktober2016” event. For you who don’t know about inktober or if you want to know more about “inktober”, please visit this link: www.inktober.com

This event is started by Jake Parker (mrjakeparker.com) and open for everyone to join. Anybody can participate and it’s free. Not only artist, painter, designer or anyone that draw a lot in their everyday life. For a month we asked to draw using ink (it can be a fountain pen, pen, marker), minimal one drawing in one day. That’s why it called “inktober”. You can draw anything. Yes, anything. You can draw people, animal, house, car, pets, objects, character, superhero, airplane, your imagination, etc. If you have no idea what you should draw that day, the initiator of “inktober” has some keyword or theme that you can follow (please check the official Inktober2016 prompt list below). If you enjoy making a digital drawing (using tablet or software), you may join too.

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Tower PDAM Ngawi

Tower PDAM Ngawi. Sampai saat ini pun masih merupakan misteri bagi saya tentang fungsi bangunan ini dan kenapa desainnya seperti ini. Saya juga kurang tahu persis kapan dibangun, namun semenjak saya kecil, bangunan ini pun sudah menjulang.

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SDN Grudo 3, Ngawi


Di sekolah ini saya belajar, dididik dan mencari ilmu. Selama 6 tahun saya menempuh pendidikan dasar disini. Dulu kelas saya belum ada jendela kaca, masih tembok dengan lubang angin-angin dibagian atas. Belum juga berlantai keramik. Dari rumah pun hanya perlu berjalan kaki karena saking dekatnya. Namun apalah arti fasilitas tanpa niat. 

Orang dulu mengenalnya sebagai SD Inpres, mungkin memang dibangun atas Instruksi Presiden dalam rangka penyebaran pendidikan sebelum tahun 1980-an. Lulus dari SD Negeri Grudo 3 ini tahun 1989, 27 tahun yang lalu. 

Mumpung mudik, maen ke halaman sekolah dan mencoba merekam kenangan yang mungkin sudah terlupa. Ah, time flies so fast….

Perjalanan ke Hanoi dalam sketsa

Bagi saya ini adalah pertama kali menjejakkan kaki di negara anggota ASEAN yang mempunyai ibukota bernama Hanoi. Kali ini kunjungan dilakukan bersama kurang lebih 200 karyawan PT. Philips Indonesia, pada tanggal 10 – 14 Agustus 2016. Philips Indonesia Employee Trip 2016. Pertama kalinya bagi saya bepergian ke luar negeri bersama dengan 200 orang lebih. Pertama kalinya juga bagi saya datang di bandara CGK pada pukul 3 pagi, demi first flight ke Singapura menggunakan Singapore Airlines.

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