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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Gapura Alun-alun Ngawi

Ciri khas pusat kota khususnya di tanah Jawa adalah adanya Alun-alun. Biasanya berupa lapangan berumput dan luas. Tempat warga melakukan aktivitas untuk bertemu, berkumpul, berolahraga, dsb. Seperti halnya pembagian zona di kota lain, sisi utara adalah Kantor Bupati atau kantor pemimpinan pemerintahan daerah. Sisi barat adalah pusat ibadah, dalam hal ini adalah Masjid Besar. Sisi selatan adalah penjara. Disisi timur terdapat bangunan-bangunan umum, bisa berupa sekolah, kantor, dsb.

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Sketching above 37,000 feet

What are activities that you would do during flight? Is it sleep, watch movies, read the book, listen to music, writing the report on a laptop, playing a game on the tablet, talking with colleagues or other passengers? I believe most of us will do these kinds of activities during the flight. But there is another alternative activity that you can try to do during your flight. You may try to make sketches. With sketches, you just need simple and basic tools. Pen or pencil with paper or books. Just do a sketch or draw anything. Yes, anything. It can be something in front of your sight (can be passenger seat, people, food, book, watch, flight attendant, etc.) or something that come up in your mind or imagination (your future car, future wife, future house, your cat at home, flower in your garden, delicious breakfast that you enjoy before flight, etc.)

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Sketching dan Puasa

Puasa Ramadan merupakan salah satu pilar dalam agama Islam dan hukumnya wajib untuk dilaksanakan. Dimanapun kita berada. Namun dalam Islam sendiri juga mengatur jika seandainya kita tidak mampu untuk melaksanakan karena berbagai sebab, diantaranya karena menjadi musafir atau karena sedang bepergian jauh. Sesungguhnya Islam tidak mempersulit ibadah umatnya. Tulisan ini dibuat semata demi berbagi cerita. Tidak ada niat untuk berbangga puasa di negara manca, apalagi sampai riya’. Amit-amit….

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