Motivation

HELLLOO everyone. I survived my first week of hectic National Exam preparation *cries*

It’s only the first week but I felt like I’ve been pushing myself so hard. I didn’t take extra courses this time (unlike my Elementary or Junior High exams), so every day after classes are over I redo the exercises and ask my teachers. Then after I get home and cleaned myself, I do the exercise more again. Probably my most productive era ever XD. Except today ahahah I NEED a break so I created an illustration (that I’m about to reveal after this) and went out to eat Taiwanese ice dessert AT A COLD AFTER RAIN OF 10 P.M AHAHAHAHAHHA.

Kinda hard to juggle everything; Biology, Math, Physics, Chemistry (well, Biology isn’t really a huge problem compared to the latter to be honest). But I wasn’t the only one struggling. I notice how exhausted almost all of my classmates (yes; almost. because some people looked so careless ;-;). My class councilor told us that it is a hectic semester and we need to stop grumbling so we can achieve our graduation with the best scores.

Which inspired me to create this:filipi wp

(save HQ version, print it, make it a desktop wallpaper, whatever. as long as you don’t sell them lol)

Yeah it’s in Indonesian… because I’ll put the original up in my classroom ^_^ It’s a Bible Verse.

Philippians 2:14

— Do all things without complaining and disputing,

I hope everyone (my classmates or whoever reading this) would be motivated and so we can all graduate together! Fighting!

Xoxo

Rejoice, Patience, Continue.

AYYY.

I’m currently on my Finals week but as usual, my creativity level is very high when it’s not an appropriate time to make something lol.

A bit talking; I finally got the results of my Psychology test to determine what major should I take… and the result is very, VERY surprising. I did get Visual Communication Design as the first choice, but the other two are… International Relations and Sociology. These are really surprising, considering that I’m currently a Science student instead of Social. To be honest, my result for the Science/Social class 3 years ago was inconclusive too they call it Divergent. My ability in both logical and analyzing is very equal. One of the thing I like to do is observing people, analyzing what’s happening on the current society, the background, and what are the effects. Being a Go-Green Ambassador was one of my childhood goal too hahaha.

I’m not sure if this is an advantage or not. I still don’t get it until now and I swear I laughed too hard when the psychologist showed me the result lol.

Moving on. Here’s another lettering I’ve made today. I don’t remember if I’ve told you guys, but since last month I ‘gave up’ and finally listened to my class councilor’s suggestion to read Bible daily. Well, It does wonderful things.Romans 12:12 is currently my strength because it sound very beautiful and promising.

If you couldn’t notice it, this isn’t really my style… The flowers and all the colors were inspired by the bright and full-of-gradation illustration style of @jesiiii on Instagram.

(and I think I don’t want to do this style again bahahah let’s stick to the simple watercolor a la Sherlyn.)

romans 1212right click to save HQ version, and feel free to print it for yourself!

Have a nice day! Don’t forget to study!

Deep talks

WHOA it’s been a while!! So sorry for the lack of post. As usual, I blame school. But I still make a lot of stuffs all these months.. It’s just that writing a blog post could take a while so I didn’t do it hehe. I update a lot more on my personal instagram, @sherlen.

Let’s talk about academic things first. Thank God my midterm exam results are okay so I don’t have to do extra works. And, all of my classmates are signing up and taking tests for university enrollment and that makes me feel.. extra anxious. Yes, I have decided to take a year off after I graduated but I don’t know…. Looking at them make me feel like a hopeless kid for not enrolling into a university. Every weekend they discuss it on our WhatsApp group and I sometimes feel left out.

There are a lot of reasons of why I decided to take a gap year. It’s weird how months or even years ago I was very, very sure of taking Graphic Design in a certain local university. But now, I reconsider everything. That certain university is like the “safest option” of all, and it seems like at least half of my classmates are enrolled in there. And I don’t quite like it. That uni is also extremely close to my house! That is not my goal in life after high school. Graphic Design is getting mainstream too and I just despise mainstream things.

I’m not sure of what I want to do in the future. I surely don’t want a hectic, strict office life, even if it’s a big money job. I don’t have a specific life goal besides working in a magazine editorial. I just want to be happy, create illustrations, make stuffs, express my creativity, participate in craft markets and bazaars, meet new people with the same passion, write a lot, take pictures, go to places, and make a living out of them. Does a course for that exist? Of course not.

Oh well.

But anyways, I initially wanted to post this XD

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(right click on the image and choose open image in new tab to save this!)

For some reasons, my scanner is not being a jerk this time and actually produced a good scanning result.

I don’t even know why I made this, it’s not like I’m in love or something.

Cheers!

p.s: Still working on my actual craft webstore. I hope it will be ready soon enough. But for now, you can purchase my stuffs on carousell.co/bysherlyn ! 😀

Some Illustrations

School has officially started (as in: school is actually going on with no more holidays coming up) and boy, it’s getting more hectic day by day. Oh, the story of any twelve graders. I wake up every day telling myself to be excited for school because I’m going to G.R.A.D.U.A.T.E.D soon!

I have the chance now to sit in front of the computer because I somehow managed to finish my home works earlier, yay! But I didn’t want to spend it for editing photos of my trip to Pulau Pramuka because it could take more time :’

Made several stuffs some days ago which I’ve posted on my Instagram. Check it out.

Apparently SM Entertainment is debuting a new girl group named “Red Velvet” (which is one of the lamest names I’ve ever heard) with “Happiness” as the title track. I have a love/hate feeling for them because SME is basically neglecting my forever favorite group, f(x), to debut them. But god, the song is addicting enough to make me check out their stage performance, added with a summery and fun-looking music video. So, yeah, ugh.

Made a simple typography too. Gladers! A term for people who love The Maze Runner series–if it’s not obvious yet.

Still TMR related; look at how cool the fanart above is. Thomas and Teresa is so frigging cute. Drawn by my shuckiest friend, Ela. I technically have influenced her to read and get obsessed on the series MUAHAHAHAHA. You might wanna check out her Instagram (@angela_gea) because she likes to draw animes and fanarts and stuffs.

Currently I’m so happy because I finally understand how my scanner works X)

I drew Michelle Hendra of miss chelle., one of Indonesian fashion bloggers (who’s extremely pretty and humble), yesterday right after I saw her Instagram update. But I just got to finalize the illustration today. Not quite good, but I’m getting there soon.

And so.. I can upload the scanned version! whoop!

sher001I seriously love how watercolor looks like when it’s scanned. So pretty.

Lastly….

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I sketched a random typography in a Physics class because I was really bored… I don’t even know why I choose those words. Maybe because I’m helplessly romantic like that. Ew.

 

What a bulky update! XD I have to go to sleep now. Adios.

The Runner

I love love love LOVE THE MAZE RUNNER SERIES!!!!!
*inhale*
Where should I even start? The main idea is genius, the characters are built perfectly, the writing style is interesting. Like seriously, everyone should read this series. I’m still on Book Two because I read really slow.

My favorite character would be Minho because HE’S SO FRIGGIN SARCASTIC ♥
(I’ll kick you shucks if you thought I like him because he’s Korean)
Apparently he’s the leader of the Runners who never gives up and well, really really sarcastic to the point of handsomeness.

But I have to admit that he’s physically good-looking from the way Dashner described him hehe.

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My second favorite would be Newt because he’s clever and calm when everyone in The Glade is in panic. He can also glue everyone when the situations is messy.

The movie will be out soon in September. I must say that they have the best cast ever; the actors look exactly the same like how I pictured them. (Not like *ahem* Divergent series. Their castings kinda pissed me). I hope the storyline isn’t disappointing too.

I can’t wait!!!!!!

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Call It Magic

I’m in love with Coldplay’s newest album “Ghost Stories”. I know I’m really really really late but I just got into Coldplay hahaha. Their songs have soothing melodies, great for some calm down moments or sleep.

And some songs inspired to make something.

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I’ve been into hand-lettering lately. It’s fun.. because it’s like drawing but not drawing. And plus, I love words.

Later!

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