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August 30, 2009

Meet the correspondents: JAKARTA > Dhar Cedhar



"I began outdoor sketching in the 80s, but the sketches were still unorganized. It was not until 2001 that I began sketching on sketchbooks of various types and sizes.

At the beginning, I made sketches only as an exercise and documentation of various objects that served as important visual reference. For an illustrator, visual reference is very important in supporting the quality of pictures to be made. Recently, the sketching turns from simple visual reference into an art expression as well as a medium of socialization between me, the sketcher, and my surroundings.

I was born in 1966 in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. In mid 1994, I moved to Jakarta and worked as an illustrator until 2000. Since 2001, I have been a freelance illustrator and owner of KACITA, a visual design company.

Out of my routine, I do outdoor sketching around the city. There are thousands of multi-complex problems at all sides of life in metropolitan Jakarta. Urban society in crowded areas, river banks and railway sides, traditional market merchants, walking merchants, and community of middle-to-high class at luxurious cafés or malls are all interesting subjects for sketching on a sketchbook. Of course, it needs a hard effort to make it."

• Cedhar's blog.

12 comments :

gabi campanario said...

welcome Cedhar! I already feel like I know more about Indonesia after reading your intro, can't wait to see what you'll be posting here

Cathy Gatland said...

It will be great to get to know Jakarta through your sketches, Cedhar, welcome to USk!

Tom said...

Your work is very nice and I too like learning about Indonesia through your sketches.

Isabel said...

beautiful sketch you chose as an introduction looking forward to your posts welcome aboard

enrique said...

welcome here Cedhar!

CEDHARR said...

thank you very much to everyone of your welcome. I'll try to make more sketches and post to USk.
To Gabi, thank's for your times to guide me. it's a fair chance for me!

matthew_c said...

Welcome ! Looking forward to more of Jakarta and Indonesia.

jizogarden said...

welcome Dhar....look forward to seeing more of your work...this first drawing is beautiful...

Asha Ray said...

My favorite Indonesian sketcher! Salam kenal, Mas Dhar! ;-)

CEDHAR said...

@ Matthew and Jizogarden; thank;s all...
@ Asha Ray; Matur sembah nuwun, salam ugi nggih...

Asnee said...

hi cedhar, i miss you earlier but refuse to miss welcoming you at all.
so, welcome from bangkok, glad to see more of you here
cheers
Asnee

CEDHAR said...

Thank's Asnee, Bangkok is beutifull city with thousands of multi-complex problems as Jakarta. It's good to sketch...