Tuesday, December 22, 2009

the girl and the smiling cigarette

{ ...as I was munching on one of the "Smokin Pose" photographs by Troy Moth in Swank Glossy's May - June 2009 edition...thank you Neiza for the magazine! }

[ pencil + photoshop ]

* playing: Tomorrow - Ladytron

Thursday, December 17, 2009

deernapper jabber

[ illustrator ]

* playing: Shoot You Down - Stone Roses

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


{ one endless loop-track for the last oh so many months. }

Monday, December 14, 2009

a fine fine fine day

Last month's twenty-first was the first time I see a red-cheeked glowing slow-moving Yola with a fat tummy. Yola the killer is seven months knocked-up!

Last month's twenty-first was full with omelets and pastas and pastries and fries and Ipit's mom's famous bacang and mohyang and never-ending sweets more than we thought we could finish.

Last month's twenty-first was kinda officially a reunion for our gang since we were all there, the five of us, after a long long long time.

Last month's twenty-first was spent with my beautiful pregnant best friend who used to sleep over with her disco night-lamp watching Friends after our Indomie dinner with her favorite Teh Botol in her hands. { ...and now with baby stuff in her hands...unbelievable! }

Last month's twenty-first was surely a fine fine fine day!

{ Yola is madly in love with Emily The Strange. Yasser and I ordered these cupcakes from Hernov. }

{ the Pa and Ma to be, trying out our present, the baby monitor with music player and image projector. }

{ messages from all the aunties while the Ma is busy chocolating her teeth with a cupcake. }

{ bookmark set I designed for the guests' souvenir, with three of Yola's drawings, and two of mine. }

Pictures from Yola and Iyan's documentation.

* playing: Miss Black - Ladytron

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

{ popa }

It's December already near Christmas already where I miss you the most Papi!
Always a milky delight to look at these old pictures that you took, that reminds me of how I am your beloved daughter, and how you are my first best friend, and how proud I'll always be to be a part of someone as kind as you. <3

*playing: All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

hansel, gretel, gaga, and the choir

Found a Vogue page of these dreamy sets by photographer Annie Leibovitz, with the oh so lovely Lily Cole in it. Loving this, but just can't stop wishing if only they chose Marilyn Manson instead of Lady Gaga to be the witch...hihihihi :">

*playing: Hidden Place - Bjork

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

vegie paulie? reallie?

Got this link from Afi from his darling Neiza. Really??? So Paul's a { hip } vegie???
Holy Rocky Raccoon!

* sorry Sir, me's a meat loverrr :D

Monday, November 16, 2009

loco coco

loco coco
where will you go
when they take off your halo
in your one last tango

[ illustrator ]

{ skeptical sketches volume 01, 2005 }

fake fake

fake plastic tree
from my fake radiohead cd
playing on my fake plastic player
that i bought from my fake hard work prayer
play it on my fake plastic sunday
dance to it with my fake dancing sway
sing it to my fake darling boyfriend
as he gives me fake kisses on the hand
he just puts on a fake plastic smile
when i ask him for a while
why is it even the fake plastic tree
much much lovelier than fake living me

{ lyric corner volume 01, 2006 }

Friday, November 13, 2009

little beatle{s}

Afi gave me a link to this image....o my God o my God o my God o my God o my God o my God o my God o my God o my God o my God o my God...my { o still so young } boys!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

fur rory, a seventh-month's black celebration

Yola's baby shower invitation...finally done!
Can't wait for our little Rory's seventh month's celebration!!!

*hope you like it Yol! :">

[ pencil + photoshop ]

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

@ southpark

Popping by Southpark with the recent years' flat out bangs and current favorite ensemble; the brown blazer + purple shorts + bow belt + black leggings + black flats. The big blue bow is an imaginary darling still hunted for.
Redone from here.

@ springfield

A little stroll down Springfield a few years ago when my head was still attached to the diagonal bang. With those days' favorite ensemble; the cyan shirt + brown skirt + candy-colorful necklace + mami's old necklaces set worn as bracelets + black and red stripey socks + grey converse.
Redone from here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ziggy zdarlight will hunt tonight

Second version of Ziggy Zdarlight, a character I made for Yola and Fenny's Suddenly Sudden. They're producing the illustration in t-shirts and tank tops. Do visit their page and take a peek at the rest of their demons reborn!

*love you wicked ladies!

[ pencil + pen + watercolor + photoshop ]

Friday, October 23, 2009

coucou my dear invisible friend

Following the gals Yola, Ochie, and Fenny, I started playing the Friends For Sale game in Facebook. They're loving it a lot, cos the game got them to meet amazingly wonderful friends from around the world.
I don't get to make friends as much as they do, cos aside to that I'm not as active as they are in the game, apparently I'm not sociable at all even cyber-worldly hahaha :)) But from the few I have, they've been very kind and wonderful it got me amazed that we can actually make friendship connection with people you've never met in person.
This one is also my owner in the game, Masta Juice. His real name is Léonard. I like him because of his kindness, his great collection in the game, and also I learned little bits of French from him! Oui! And also that he has not released me from his collection even though I've been inactive for a very very long time :)) I love spoiling him with design posts on his wall, well at least that's the only thing I can do for a cyber good friend.
*thank you Léonard, you are superb! hope you're having fun in your trip around Asia. India will be wonderfully exotic I bet! take care Masta, bisous!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

happy to meet you, macarons!

Three little merriments arrived at the table with Irma this morning in form of three pieces of macarons. She knows how I've been very curious of em cute little treats, and today she kindly brought coffee, rose, and pistachio to taste! Yes, this is the first time in my twenty seven years to have a bite of macarons and I am loving em!

Thank you Irma, they made my day :">

*playing: Like A Virgin - Madonna

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

i wanna put a ribbon on your hair, rory

Today is just filled with great news! Ochie just told me about her new boyfriend, and Yola is now in her twenty five weeks of pregnancy, aaand the doctor has 90% confirmed that it's going to be a girl! The gang's first ever niece to be!
Can't help to imagine what little Rory will look like...

{ i bet you'll be way cooler than i imagine, dear niece. }

{ lady blackenthered in rory's twenty fifth week. picture from yola's blackentheworld. }

*wishing you a healthy three more months to come, a healthy delivery with ease, and a happy lifetime with the papa and the daughter! bisous!

[ pencil + photoshop ]

Monday, October 19, 2009

dracula, a final project

Thought I've lost all the files for good...turns out one of the backup CDs survives! These are some of the items of my {fictional} Bram Stoker's Dracula Theater Play promotional design back in 2004 made for the final project at college.
I decided to do something that I truly love, instead of socially noble issues that were famous at that time for high grade tendencies hihi :P Ah, screw the numbers! So what else do I love more...Dracula! {thanks to Ipit who encouraged me on this}
Unfortunately due to a very oh very limited budget I had, I couldn't afford any kind of photo shooting or image purchasing for the designs. So I scanned these dreamy photographs I found in an old W magazine edition, and edited them to death with these curly twirlies and stuff to meet my idea.
Though I surely never got any commercial (or anything more than an A) benefit from them, I really feel bad for using those awesome photographs without legal permission...
My sincere apologies to the wonderful photographer and art director and all the dreamy cast...and a big thank you for making my Dracula dream come true...specially in these two favorites of mine...

Here's the original images I scanned from the W magazine spread for those two posters...

*playing: All Is Full Of Love - Bjork

Thursday, October 1, 2009

about a dearly beloved

She prefers to meet death now, instead of her hours of peeping seeking in the bookstores, or her endless hunt for sweet creepy creatures, or the old bitching-together-with-me session at the coffee shop, or giddy talks about the cute fatty boy she fancies, or giddy talks about the skinny nancy boy I fancy, or her big red spirit she burns in her guts, or her hardworking faith she inspires me with, or anything else I know she used to prefer.
Maybe she has changed too much. I know I have changed too much. Maybe she just doesn't have enough time. I know I don't share mine enough for her. Maybe she has just truly given up. I know I'll never give up on her.
But then again, it's just too easier to say than to do. And then again, it's just too hard to find the right things to say. And in the end again, I never know the right things to do. And it's too sad to find it this way, when she has always been the one that I know will say and do the right things.
I hope you'll find your sunshine again soon, dear sister. You are my best friend in the whole universe. I am sorry not to know how to ease you from the whole universe.
I will heart you a million billion hearts always.

*playing: Mary Jane - Alanis Morissette

Monday, September 28, 2009

tim burton's magical fashion

Irma gave me a link to these oh so divine fashion delicacies photographed by Tim Walker at Harper's Bazaar page. Click there for more!
*they're giving me irresistible itches to draw! :">

Friday, September 18, 2009

once upon a dream

A little sketchie from a very exciting on-going project at the office...involving pink, a princess, a cupcake, rhymes, impossible creatures, and many other sugar honey objects. Mmm...can't wait to complete the whole thing :">

Speaking of dreams...wishing my best friend Peni a hippy happy birthday with dreams coming true...many hearts to you dear neng!

Friday, September 11, 2009

today's ensemble, yorkie yorke

Being all giddy seeing the fun from The What I Wore Today drawings, I got me mine too for today :D

{ a lazy day's ensemble: a messy hair + yasser's lime green thom yorke shirt + my favorite corduroy brown skirt + brown leggings + my dearest petite cupcake's white oxfords + mami's old white necklace worn as bracelets + huge white bracelet + round red black polka ring }

Holy dude...I really need to get a haircut :P

[ illustrator + photoshop ]

Thursday, September 10, 2009

woken-up polly

At eight thirty a.m. she came back.

She lent me her eyes again.

Hello back, Unworthy Polly.

*playing: Avril 14th - Aphex Twin

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

anthropologie sweetie vol. 01

Another round of dreamy yummy o pretty pairs from Anthropologie. O la la...!

*unnecessary yet undeniable cruelty slash eye candy in the middle of a lunch hour in the office

For the love of God I want em all!!! :D