I’ve done many sketches about body image, scars and insecurities before. If you are discerning or know me well enough, you could probably spot a few of them in my feed. I’ve also shared about how I coped (or didn’t cope, more like) in my 2017 EOY reflection post. But if those weren’t enough, well here is another one lol. That’s the thing about loving your body ae- it is a constant deliberate decision that falters every time you begin to think you got it. #idaandorigami#sketch#watercolour
It’s out! Follow @thecikgulife to find out how you can snag yourself a copy of the boardgame! Sharing some sneak peeks of my illustrations for the game. 1) this was the first ever illustration I did. I was later told it kinda looks like @sweatlee HAHA 2) the rulebook resembling a Buku 555. The Sakura and Pikachu doodles aren’t coincidence- as a kid, those were the cartoons you’d find doodled in all my textbooks. 3) the Malaysian education landscape has a mind boggling array of school types. I decided to use sports and school fields to reflect these differences. Obviously, the international school gets the pool lol. Can you guess my other references/assumptions? 4) it was very important for me that I represented kids and teachers in the game as diverse a manner as possible. All the power to girls in STEM (even though I was mediocre at the sciences lol) 5) not so shameless plug for @closingthegapmy here 6) my original draft of this was uh.... much more controversial but I toned it down because my artist balls just aren’t that big (tapi Malaysia Baru?). 7) blatant SMK Green Road Kuching represent right here. WHERE MY GRSS ALUMNI AT? 8) when I was first presented with the idea of the game, which centers around teachers trying to get their paperwork done while progressing their kids up the grades, I instantly thought of a treasure map concept, but against a school layout. I think this was possibly my favorite part to work on- just drawing from my own schooling experience and school visits while still with TFM. now I don’t actually believe all schools are like this , nor do I think it’s fair that A classes get the best resources. But this is a semi-satirical representation of the real thing based on my experiences with schools, and as with anything you read/consume, take with a pinch of salt. Oh and kids,your grades are important but are not the entirety of your potential aite? But always always stay in school!! #idaandorigami#thecikgulife
foundpeaceinyourviolence. Hipsters get out: cz it’s straight up just ur mainstream pop music on paper. Get out: rly feelin my paper ill-vibin with water 2nite. Out: of water, but not here. #idaandorigami#illustration#sketch
Not an art post but a necessary post: first time my hands are semi-permanently stained from something other than paint/pen ink! It’s d-day today. If you haven’t but plan to, go out and vote.godspeed and selamat mengundi. If you haven’t because you can’t, that’s okay bro, go volunteer or support those who are. I know it can be hard, especially if you gotta travel. No hard feelings mate! If you haven’t because you didn’t register, that’s okay friend, but register soon so you don’t miss out on another election next round. If you haven’t registered/have registered but are not voting because you are not sure why you should care or you’re scared, let’s talk. We still have +5 hours. At the very least, I get to understand where you come from with this. If you are not voting at all because you think that’s an objectively better choice, I hope the view is worth it from your moral high horse. Sekian. #undilah#undirabu#ge14
Vote for your parents, children, neighbors, friends, students, your idealism for fairness and justice which you abandoned years back when all the grown-ups told you to get over it. Don’t get over it. Cynicism is easy. And we’re not made to do easy things. Terima kasih kerana pulang mengundi.
Printed in limited copies. I still got a few left not purchased so hit me up if you’re keen! It’s RM5 each. In Postcard size. Also, Kuching friends I’m back for 2 weeks this Saturday onwards so happy to bring some with me home! #idaandorigami