According to Instagram, it’s been 28 weeks (about 7 months) since my first post at @byputy, since I decided to start drawing again. Based on the folders, there have been more than 60 projects I’ve done, outside daily doodles (not all of them are commercial though). I have to admit that it’s not easy because when you have a full time job, it means full time responsibility. Bold line. No buts. On the other hand, I also have to do my best when I work on the custom illustrations. It might sound little but people order custom illustration mostly for gift for special ones or special occasions so they have to be special. Sometimes it is logo and illustration for small business (online shop or catering). They seem simple but I can’t imagine myself disappointing people with ugly design then dimming their hope.
The thing is that so far I’ve been happy to do everything. After coming back from the office there’s an excitement, “Ah, where’s my brush. Let’s get things done!” I learned a lot and even managed to learn using and getting used to brush. I’ve been making new friends and giving them my best wishes while drawing for them, “Good luck for the wedding,” “Send my hugs for your nephew,” “Hope that the business will be good,” “Ah, happy anniversary!” and other such things. I got reconnected to awesome artists like Nani and Kak Anis! I’ve also been drawing for my close friends, for personal use or shop. It’s wonderful when people, especially the loved ones, say, “Thank you. I love it.” It’s like spreading love and happiness and creating nice things for others.
Last week I got a chance to help decorating Daily Dairy Needs‘ (a homemade online patisserie in Balikpapan) booth in a pop up market. I drew the menu and wrote a quote. I got free yummy cakes as well :9 However, the warmest feeling came when Tiara, the adorable owner thanked me and wrote in Instagram that DDN successfully sold 192 slices of cake, 55 tiramisu, 17 bottles of almond milk, 40 pcs of caramel pudding and creme brulee and 140 boxes of volcano chocolate bites during the event. Ahhh :3
Last but not least, @byputy has got more than 1250 followers by today. So, thank you thank you very much, everyone :)