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Joie de Vivre

Simple bliss or I may say, joie de vivre is when you're on your holiday and you do anything that please your heart, mind, and desire. Exactly. I am on my year end holiday, I had successfully nailed semester one and it's time to do things that I missed.

First, I draw (again, again, and again) like a crazy this holiday. Done a lot of portraits lately because I'm still bad at making a (communicative, expressive) facial expressions. Did you know that you can actually learn someone's traits just by drawing them? My high school art teacher once said that to me and I can't tell he was wrong now.

I was open for commission (which was only last for some few days), and guess what, I can earn some ka-chings while I'm drawing on my desk. These are some of my finished drawings of some celebrities I really want to post it here, hehe.


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Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman from BBC's Sherlock. Fun fact: They starred on the latest The Hobbit movie! And guess what? I just fell into dragon, if you know what I mean.


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The one and only Lizzie Grant a.k.a Lana Del Rey. Just some tips for those who really want to practice or begin realistic drawing, try to draw Lana Del Rey. She's easier to draw than most other celebrities, in my opinion. And oh-- the roses made things more beautiful aren't them?


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Hello there, Ringo! To be honest, I hate to draw hands. Try to made some funny 'optical illusions' with your drawing. It's fun!

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Next, it's nice to remember all those things and efforts that I've done for semester one, especially for the finals last November. It's some kind of motivation for the next semester and so on to keep trying for your best and do your best effort for everything!


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I am so happy to hear from my partner, Valencia Ng, that our Indonesian art and culture final was roof-rising! Yes, I had my first exhibition as a university student. We made ten postcards about Wayang's character. We let people left their comments in our display, and their comments are heartwarming and even surprising! Thank you guys we really appreciate your every single comment!




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These three come from the drawing class. I can't wait for the next semester because we're gonna draw people! Woot woot!


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And this one comes from the Basic Design class. I suck at making things stay on its place so here they are, so untidy and not-so-neat.






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And... This one is another project for Indonesian art and culture. We made a carry pack about Majapahit kingdom, which was one of many big kingdoms ever built in Indonesia.

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Lastly, what I love most in holidays is finally I can have a time for myself. A me time. Listen to musics, surfing in the internet, taking a nice walk, read some nice books, having a road trip, smells the petrichor, enjoying the nature, capturing nice photographs. Everything. 





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Note: Pictures were taken with my phone camera. Some of them are posted on my instagram account: @novreica.

6 comments

  1. You are incredibly talented! The Benedict and Martin sketches are beyond amazing! *___*

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    1. Ah! Thank you so much ci Jess! Seriously, I am so so so flattered! :"D
      Yes, I am currently in a deep fandom with Benedict, Martin, and Sherlock series. I spent most of my time re-watching the series and it never cease to amaze me. I can't wait for the new year to come because Sherlock season 3 wil be premiered that day! Woot woot! XD

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    1. Whoa! Your comment just made my day! :')
      Thanks a lot, dear! :D

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  3. Ci, do you got any tips to draw realistic? I've tried so hard but I just can't (sorry I'm so desperate right now, lol). Pretty please, ci?

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    1. Ummm... Sure thing. I'll try my best to make a easy-to-follow tutorials. :)

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