Mountains Bow Down

It’s March already! Whoa time flew SO fast it’s scary. Approximately 40 days to my National Exam and I actually feel ready.. until this week when my school hold a Try Out together with a famous tutoring course (“bimbingan belajar”). The questions are NOTHING like what I’ve studied in classes or from the holy ‘Detik-Detik Ujian Nasional’. I spent one hour just to do 5 questions. I don’t know what score I will get hahaha. I hope the real National Exam will not be that hard….

Now the thing is that three out of six teachers of the compulsory subjects are basically jealous of each other; saying that me and my classmates only care for a certain subject, because after classes are over we “only ask one teacher over and over”. This drives me really mad.. Because we ARE prioritizing every subject! I always do exercises and making summaries and stuff when I get home. Everyone do so. And another teacher never really gives us exercises to do, so what should we ask???!? Oh God, in the midst of a freaking hectic National Exam preparations, this is so unimportant.

Oh well.

So anyways, as usual, I get more creative when I’m not supposed to make/create something. I mean, this month is crucial… But this morning I kinda decided to do illustrations of 30 Days of Verses this March. Not sure if I can keep it up, but let’s see.

In the first day of March, I illustrated a verse from Psalm. I experimented some new techniques here, and I quite liked it 😀

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(feel free to download and print this and stick this to everywhere as long as you’re not selling it)

Happy Sunday!

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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

New Year Rain.

Ah, happy new year, people! Neglected this blog (again) because I was having too much fun with my real life 😀

I celebrated my New Year’s Eve with my classmates, and it was awesome. We barbecued some fishes and sausages and lots of other food, turnt up the music, chit-chatted, took pictures, and at 12 AM we wrote our 2015 resolutions to keep and bad habits of 2014 to be burnt. Fun fun fun. I don’t know about them, but I certainly had a blast. I’ve never felt this happy, and I hope it will last as long as I live.

I’m really grateful because throughout 2014, I was given lots of ups and downs and experiences. God still gave me a chance to change myself. He hasn’t even given up on me, and I’m thankful for that. I’m recovering from my depression and anxiety. I’m starting to read Bible daily. I found people I could treasure. I learn to be more mature. I could finish some of the (although compulsory) biggest projects yet in my life; writing/editing an English novel as well as becoming a freaking MC for the launching event, becoming a costume designer for a theatre show, and directing a music video. I finally feel like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly 😀

2015 sure is going to be hectic. This is the year of my last semester in Senior High School, my National Exam, and…. possible university life. It’s like a major, huge step of my life. Who knows what could happen? Thinking about it sometimes scare me. But life goes on, and I will just do my best and let God do the rest 😀

Anyways, I’m currently missing somebody so bad and thanks to the heavy rain these past days I’m getting very sappy lol. One of my 2015 resolutions is to make and draw more.

So here goes my first illustration of 2015! (and I really could make myself a songwriter heh)

falling rain

(To download: right click at the image above, choose open link in new tab, then right click at the image, then save)

I got a new watercolor pad from Reeves, sized A5 and has this beautiful beige color. Though not really a fan of the rough texture because when I outline something with drawing pen then erase the pencil line, the paper almost got teared. Also, I tried a new style and more details. Can’t wait to experiment more!

How did you celebrate NYE? What are the things that you’re thankful for in 2014?

xoxo Sher

Happy Christmas!

So sorry for the lack of updates even when I’m already on my break :/ Guess what, my teachers decided to give us THREE exercises of 40 questions each plus a summary to do at home. Wonderful. Reminds me of how hectic my last semester next year will be.

But well, Christmas. That time of the year… again! Whoa, we’re almost at the end of 2014! Crazy.

As usual, nothing really fancy… Went to the Church at Christmas Eve because me and my family are volunteering for a charity event at 25. The Mass was awesome; one of the best choirs I’ve ever listened to. Which reminds me that one of my goals for 2015 is to let God use me and my talent to be a blessing to everyone else. I still can’t figure out what I want to do..

Oh, I also got Pentatonix‘s That’s Christmas To Me album as a Christmas gift and IT’S A PURE EARGASM OMG OMG I’ve been replaying it non-stop today hahaha. How could their voices be real?!?!? Especially the bass; you can freaking feel it. Seriously; if you haven’t known about them please check them out ASAP.

Here’s an illustration to celebrate today :3 ah, long time no draw.

xmas14 blog

Merry Christmas everyone!

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!

Illust, Illust, Illust.

HUZZAH! Prepare for another bulky update!

Have done my first National Exam Try Out last week and I’m in between crying & laughing because I GOT 2.75 FOR MATHS AHAHAHHAHA. I thought I could do better. I also fail Chemistry. What can I say; Maths and Chemistry were never my forte. My only hope were English, Bahasa, and Biology. But surprisingly I only got 7 for Bahasa Indonesia…. Oh my God as I type this I realize how horrible the scores are no I shouldn’t be laughing. Oh well, there are still other tryouts and I’ll work my butts off asap.

National Exam is predicted to be held on March 2015, so that means I only have 4 months left and I’m still not motivated?? Funny how I used to be so ambitious back then when I had my Junior High National Exam, but now I’m only aiming to just pass the exam. This is bad. Really, really bad.

No, no, no, no, no, no, no. SHERLYN YA GOTTA AIM HIGHER THAN THAT.

Sigh.

Also, I should be doing my 38 numbers of Chemistry exercise now but nah. Not even in the mood and you know what they say; don’t do it when you don’t feel like it because you won’t get anywhere anyway.

(who the hell said that?!)

I just realized that I should upload my scanned artworks to my blog first before posting it to Instagram… But I’m too lazy. Then this cause… well, this whole bulky update. Gosh, I have to learn how to make a better blog/website hahaha.

Here are the illustrations I’m proud of that I made last month.. or few months ago.

picnic rs krh rs jl gg choose happy be fearless thg resize tfios done rscold jkw rs need rest wtf

I’ve been wanting to open my own Etsy shop filled with prints of my illustrations, or as notebook covers. It’s just that I don’t understand how credit card and paypal work :/ AANNDDD my country’s shipping service is pretty shitty so yeah.

And oh, you all need to know that–let’s say, I have overcome my depression and GAD ^_^ They will come once in a while, but I’m getting better at handling them. I’m very very proud. I also start Bible reading–thanks to my homeroom teacher who sorta insist me lol. But I can feel them working on me already ❤

These days, I feel very, very, very happy 🙂

Have a nice day! and study hard, folks!

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

iay wp

(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 ! 😀