DIRGAHAYU REPUBLIK INDONESIA
Yo guys, I am back! And my Indonesia’s Independence Day celebration is going really well by spending a good time with my long-time-no-see old friends. Good times. Master thesis is still a bitch, but I can manage (hopefully well).
Expect several updates in short future, so stay tunes ;D
Also, a bit info in Indonesian, so feel free to ignore this if you can’t Bahasa Indonesia:
Sori ya agak promosi sedikit, jadi ada aplikasi smartphone lokal yang bernama UNYU dan baru banget di-launching pada hari jadi Indonesia yang tercinta ini. Kurang lebih UNYU itu aplikasi untuk ngirim stiker-stiker lucu di berbagai messenger, semacam LINE atau KAKAOTalk begitulah. Salah satu kontributor ilustrasi stikernya adalah saya di samping banyak artis lokal dan internasional yang lain (contoh karya saya itu gambar neng imut yang di atas).
Kalau mau tengok bolehlah diunduh aplikasinya (gratis!) buat android, blackberry dan java. Sayangnya buat iPhone aplikasi ini belum available, sebenernya penasaran juga daku gimana bentuk aplikasinya tapi nggak bisa nyoba sendiri T__T
Another one for Comic Fiesta goods.
Once when I was deeply engrossed with Hetalia (still am though, although not as crazy as I used to be), I created a whole bunch of ASEAN OCs (all 8 of 10 members of it, since Himaruya has created Thailand and Vietnam) and made the series SEA Gakuen. I’ve been itching to publish a doujin book based on these characters but feeling reluctant because, well, if I want to categorized it as Hetalia doujinshi, it contains more OCs than the canon characters and personally I’m not really fond of too much OCs in fanworks. So, after much brainstorming with my friends, I decided to turn this OCs into an original series of my own, with tremendous help from the wonderful starstray.
New settings and concepts have been reinvented, and the SEA Gakuen now has been reborn into the aptly named original series: United World Academy (well, excuse me), with focus on characters from ASEAN countries and their interactions with characters from other countries. There are also new designs for characters from Thailand and Vietnam which I will reveal later on.
The inaugural pilot edition of this original doujin book will be sold at the upcoming Comic Fiesta.
PS: Starstray colored most of the characters and I helped with the background, damn I feel my skills are deteriorating somewhat. Must practice harder.
Okay, I was cheating and this is actually a really old picture, but I deemed this is a good opportunity to post this one, because:
Happy Birthday Indonesia!
May you live long and prosper <3
Ridiculous hat was actually a part of Indonesia’s old military uniform from War of Independence era. I think I drew this in response of the movie Merah Putih back in 2009? I guess.
Prepare for an incoming influx of sketches, bb!
Surprisingly Brunei got quite a number of fans lately, I’m so happy for her! *motherly tears*
Sometimes I feel bad for Brunei, because much like the fate of Canada in Hetalia, she was often forgotten when people were asked about the countries in ASEAN grouping. Maybe because she’s indeed really, really, quiet. But that’s okay, we still love you, honey.
For this mysterious anon, Brunei says:
Posting up colored picture like a boss! Though this is not finished yet, there’s still some detail I’d like to add later.
FYI, I do know CNY has already passed long time ago, I just felt like drawing it. OK jk this was originally for CNY post before rl got in the way, since I already made the base so why not, udah kadung bikin ya terusin aja :P