I’m Attending Online Course: Procreate For Beginners!

There was this one video on my YouTube recommendation that led me to a (FREE!) online course named Procreate for Beginners and I immediately went straight to the site. The course took about two hours (excluding your practice time) and it will give you every necessary thing to get to know the app. It’s a project-based course, so by the end of this course, you will have at least four artworks like these images below. I’m only halfway, but I feel the urge to share this here!

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Brush Lettering 101: Tips Menjaga Brush Pen Agar Lebih Awet

(disclaimer: tulisan ini 100% berdasarkan pendapat dan pengalaman pribadi ya.)

Sebagai seseorang yang sering melakukan brush lettering, aku kenal betapa rapuhnya sebuah brush pen. Harganya yang seringkali tidak murah membuat hati ini potek ketika melihat sebuah brush pen rusak. Biasanya sih gak jauh-jauh dari fraying. Adakah yang relate dengan keadaan ini? 😂

Snowman brush pen, yang satu sudah frayed. Walaupun ini harganya gak mahal, tetep aja sedih ngeliatnya 😦

Disini aku share beberapa tips agar brush pen-mu bisa lebih awet dan berumur lebih panjang ya!

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You (Actually) Have Time.

Replace the word “lettering” with anything you’ve been wanting to do for so long. Good luck!😊

If you think you spend too much time on your Instagram like me, you might want to check this app: Digital Wellbeing. You’ll probably be surprised by the amount of time you spend on Instagram (or generally, your phone). I believe allocating your Insta-time for something more productive is SUPER worth it.

This app is developed by Google and it tracks your digital habits. I’ve used it for months and it really helped me in many ways. I used to spend 5-6 hours a day on my phone, but these days I only spend 3-4 hours on average. It’s still a big number, but you know, it’s a progress.

Being a remote worker means I have full control of how I used my 24-hour. My boss isn’t around to check out my works every now and then so I can slouch all I want, as long as I did my works perfectly and on time.

I opened my phone every time I had the chance to take a break. Instagram was the most used app on my phone. It took me TWO-FREAKING-HOUR every day. I don’t post a lot, but I do love scrolling every picture on my timeline, liking, commenting, replying to stories, sharing funny posts, and chatting through DMs. Well yeah it’s definitely a way to socialize, but is it worth my two hours every single day?

After realizing how much time I wasted on Instagram and how I always unconsciously opened it, I tried to limit my Instagram usage. Thanks to the app I mentioned above, I can set a timer; I started with 1,5 hour, 1 hour, 30 minutes, and last week, I ended up deactivating my Instagram account. I also deleted the app from my phone so I don’t relapse 😀 Now I have more time to work on my writing (and drawing). After all, two hours is more than enough to do anything.

Brush Lettering 101: Memilih Kertas untuk Lettering

(disclaimer: tulisan ini bersifat subjektif, berdasarkan pendapat dan pengalaman pribadi.)

Kertas apapun bisa digunakan untuk brush lettering, namun di sini aku share beberapa tips dalam memilih kertas untuk kamu yang sedang belajar brush lettering agar hasil yang didapat lebih maksimal dan tidak merusak brush pen, semoga berguna! Continue reading “Brush Lettering 101: Memilih Kertas untuk Lettering”

Ramadhan datang!

Karyaku minggu lalu. Dibuat menggunakan Tombow ABT dual brush N65, Tombow Fudenosuke soft tip, Sakura Gelly Roll white, Sakura Pigma Micron 0.2.

Hari pertama Ramadhan! Tiga tahun terakhir ini selalu deg-degan pas Ramadhan datang, setelah mulai belajar dan mengahayati keutamaan bulan Ramadhan. Yes aku memang anak baru hijrah hahaha.

Yuukkkk isi bulan Ramadhan ini dengan hal-hal baik. Mulai dari diri sendiri, mulai dari hal yang kecil, mulai dari hari ini. Ulangi besok, besoknya lagi, dan besoknya lagi😊

“Amalan yang paling dicintai Allah adalah amalan yang rutin dilakukan meskipun sedikit.” (HR Bukhari&Muslim)

(Beberapa hari ini penuh dengan kerjaan dan kegiatan lain yang menumpuk karena sakit, sekarang baru mulai nulis lagi dan merasa gagal melakukan challenge menulis 30 hari ini. Hiks. Ayo mulai lagi!)