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Hey there, dragon!

Sketched from the cover of this book.

Hey there, dragon! I don’t know your name (yet), and I’m still wondering which of the following is the best way to find out:

  1. Buy a paperback edition in the nearest bookstore here,
  2. Buy a paperback edition from Amazon with a couple of other books on my wish list,
  3. Wait for the translated edition and buy it in Indonesia, since my other books from this cycle are in Indonesian,
  4. Buy a Kindle edition now, since Option 3 can be a long wait, or,
  5. Option 4 + Option 3, since I’m curious now and I want to complete my collection later.

Oh well, to be honest I don’t even remember what happened in the previous books. Eragon is the first and I reread it a few times, but the only thing I remember from Eldest and Brisingr is that they were lame. And there has been such a long gap between Brisingr and this final book that I completely forgot about this series.

But still, now that the final is here, I can’t wait to find out.

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I will stop posting sketches and quotes after this

Does it break my heart, of course, every moment of every day, into more pieces than my heart was made of, I never thought of myself as quiet, much less silent, I never thought about things at all, everything changed, the distance that wedged itself between me and my happiness wasn’t the world, it wasn’t the bombs and burning buildings, it was me, my thinking, the cancer of never letting go, is ignorance bliss, I don’t know, but it’s so painful to think, and tell me, what did thinking ever do for me, to what great place did thinking ever bring me? I think and think and think, I’ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.

– Jonathan Safran Foer – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

A rainy day in Gjøvik. It was so beautiful and depressing at the same time.

sunrise

Is there anything more beautiful than the sun? I often watch it rise, for my restless sleep usually awakens me before dawn.

Each time I see its calm yellow light peeking above the horizon, I grow a little more determined, a little more hopeful. In a way, it is the thing that has kept me going all this time.

– Brandon Sanderson – Mistborn I: The Final Empire

Sketched from this photo, taken just a few steps from my home.

by the lion of San Marco

Berhubung blog ini sepertinya semakin terlengkabai dan buku sketsa saya lebih terlengkabai lagi, akhirnya kemarin ngubek-ngubek folder foto buat mencari pengingat objek yang bisa digambar. Dan untuk setiap gambar di post ini, tempat aslinya lebih bagus daripada yang tertangkap kamera, dan yang tertangkap kamera tentunya lebih bagus daripada yang tergambar, huhu. Ini adalah gambar Piazza San Marco di Venice.

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Masih berlatar Venice, ini dia topeng-topengnya. Sebenarnya jenisnya lebih banyak dan lebih bagus, tapi entah kenapa yang tertangkap kamera saya waktu itu cuma yang begini-begini doang (alesan).

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Edisi Paris, inilah Menara Eiffel yang terkenal itu, Hoho, aslinya lebih bagus kok, ga bengkok begitu, ada lampu kelap-kelipnya pula. Namun pastinya ga bagus buat dinaiki dengan tangga.

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Kalau yang ini ceritanya Eiffel dari kejauhan. Sepertinya menggambar menara yang ga miring adalah tantangan berat.

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pembatas buku

Belakangan ini, saya sering multithreading dalam membaca buku. Penyebabnya bukanlah karena buku-buku tersebut sebegitu menariknya sampai saya ga sabar pengen baca semua. Sebaliknya, justru sangat membosankan sehingga saya terpaksa pindah-pindah buat cara suasana baru. Semua ini masih dalam rangka berhemat, di mana saya terpaksa meminjam buku-buku klasik di perpustakaan. Tapi ya itu tadi, buku-bukunya kalau ga bikin bosan, ya bikin depresi.

Anyway, masalah saya dengan membaca paralel adalah saya ga punya cukup banyak pembatas buku. Akhirnya siang ini menggambar dikit buat pembatas buku. Ini diambil dari cover Where The Sidewalks Ends-nya Shell Silverstein.

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Berikutnya diambil dari Where The Wild Things Are. Iseng-iseng nulis quote di belakangnya: inside all of us is fear. Inside all of us is adventure and inside all of us there’s a wild thing.DSC01071

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