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A walk in Bandung by scarlet-dragonchild A walk in Bandung by scarlet-dragonchild
Poster for my currently work-in-progress comic about Bandung :)

Let's take a little walk in Bandung :D

First off we'll go along the impromptu market along Ganesha Street, just infront of the ITB university. Find all sort of knick-knacks from traditional blades and DVDs to a spare shoelace. Peeking among the foliages you might see the stylized roof of the Universty's famed East halls - Legend has it that the Indo-Dutch architect buried all the plan drawings for the building right beneath it, so if anything happens to it, they'll just have to dig the plans up and make a new copy. Practical sort of person, eh? :D

Next stop is Cihampelas, with its rows of trees and superhero statues atop their jeans and clothings store. Over the years the district's gone bigger and bigger and newer malls and hotels are being erected. Such a pity that it comes with a price..just down that narrow alley you'll once find the Cihampelas swimming pool- a delightful old place fed directly from a natural spring just behind its building. Since the spring dried up due to the recent buildings, they had to close up. But I guess that's just what business does to places, eh? let's not get carried away by that and sample some of the local delicacies offered by the street vendors here instead :3

Whew, that was a lot of dumplings and Durian Ice cream we had...now let's take a detour from the main route and have a walk through the maze of houses beneath the Pasupati bridge. We'll pass ladies gossiping in warungs and children playing in the rare spots of open spaces that the city still has. Don't you wish there'd be more places for them to play instead of this big new shiny trade centre they're going to build on the end of the bridge?

It's late afternoon, and we're walking along the cobblestones of Braga street. Rows upon rows of old shops, once the most glamorous in all of the East Indies, mingle with CircleK and glittering bar signs. We might feel a bit peckish, and nowhere beats tea and a few old fashioned pastries in the sumber Hidangan bakery, which has been around for decades now. Sink into one of the antique chairs and have a bookepotjes or an almond pastry.

It's getting late, and the traffic cranks up to a slow crawl with much honking abound. Luckily we've reached the heart of all that ruckus, the Dago street. Once rows of private Colonial villas, the street now glitters with shops, malls, cafes, and nightlife. Now let's find somewhere to eat and then perhaps call this a day..


Watercolors on A3 paper
Enjoy the walk :D
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tenma-ominae Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
nyahaha... begitulah ~ ~'... watashi di depok mas... ... jaawa barat... jauuuuuhh.. nyuaa.. ~ ~'... gimana prospek komik di bandung? pesat amat sprti yg dikabrkn kah?... karya.. mas biasanya tampil dmana aja? punya ym atw fb?... share nyook...[link]
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Waaa, di Depok..bisa dong bikin komik tentang Depok? ;)
Hehe, di Bandung biasa-biasa aja sih rasanya...tapi temen-temen komikus emang lumayan banyak..kalo mu kenalan2 dateng aja ke ~kcbmanyala , banyak anaknya disana :)
Karya saya..dimana aja yang bisa ditumpangin majang aja sih XD entahlah..ntar di-add fbnya tenma..YMnya ada di frontpage kok..

..bta pyu..saya mbak-mbak loh bukan mas-mas ^^;
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tenma-ominae Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
wah wah.. maaf mbak.. ahaa... ya.. komik depok mash underground dan blum sekern punya mbak ~ ~' hehe jadi malu.. sy tergabung dlm kampung seni gambar.. komunitas hobi menggambar mural, komik dan aneka street art di kampus IISIP lenteng agung, jakarta selatan.. tpi homz sy di depok hehe.. btw fb mbak yang mana ya.. rasanya sy sdah appruv smua yg add sy tpi kok mash bingung yg mana ~ ~.. hehe.. mksh y mbak ats kerjasamanya.. sy suka gmbr2 mbak..
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arhcamt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
:clap:
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Monkeymaniac Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
LOVELY colours and the lineart is amazing! And the text is just as interesting as the piece itself. ;)
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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vherand Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
keereen ^^~
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Bandung seems like a beautiful place :) and seeing it with your eyes, I can imagine you must enjoy walking through it quite much ^-^
That fugitive dragon does not go by unnoticed, Azisa ;)

I see you are asking for advanced critique, but I'm afraid I can't really say anything about it, I just find it quite beautiful :nod: your watercolor technique is so personal and ethereal :D
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes it is, although the rapid and seemingly frenzied buildings and developments for the so-called 'welfare of the city' is a bit worrying, since they're beginning to chip slowly at the heart and feel of the city - not counting various heritage buildings mowed down to accomodate weird, glitzy trade centres...:( How are stuff like development and buildings go in your hometown?

tee hee, the fugitive dragons sends its regards :D Thank you for the comment, Mr . J. glad you lked it ^^
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sad to read that :( the worst part, I think, is that they (and I mean the people behind the buildings and construction, as well as demolition) do it for "modernity" :no:
I hope it doesn't affect too much of your city :hug:
Irapuato has suffered some natural disasters: earthquakes and floods (the first with the epicenter in Mexico city), hence some of the old buildings have fallen "naturally", but some idiots in the government decide to destroy some ancient buildings to make downtown "prettier" :(

Hehehehe! :lol: my pleasure as always ;) I'm just happy to see more of your artworks ^_^
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minovskee Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Nice as always :)
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adhytcadelic Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional Artist
hemmm... ketika melihat tombol fav.... aku ingin mengekliknya...
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WmozartA Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
this is so amazing :love:
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FreakyBabe Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
sounds beautiful, i´d love to walk there too:love:
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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jazzysuika Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Waduuuh, ini keren bgt... Detailnya, warnanya... Kertasnya A3 lg... OAO
Mulai dri jembatan, jeans batman, gerobak hokkie, ampe angkot ijo semua ada di sini... Hehehe, khas bandung bgt~ Mantap deh gambarnya! XDD
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
waii..makasi :D
ayo kapan2 kita jalan2 bareng di Bandung! :D
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jazzysuika Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Waaah sip sip, 4 bulan lagi deh..! Amiin~! :D
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prbardin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sering juga lho, saya jalan kaki keliling2 bandung (yaa ga jauh-jauh amat sih, suka diterusin pake angkot) tapi ga pernah seriang ini. Hehe. Panas, bau, wah macem-macem lah. Mungkin harus nyoba sudut pandang lain kali ya?
:date: mungkin ajak pacar?
:juggle: ato sambil juggling?

:brushteeth: ato mungkin sambil gosok gigi? Haha.

Bagus. Inspiratif. Seperti biasa :)
Minta kabar ya, kalo dah jadi komiknya.
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I vote for the juggling! :D

Yang jelas jangan jalan-jalan di Bandung pas weekend 0_O..it's madness. Hari-hari yang cuacanya lagi bagus masih enak dipake jalan-jalan kok..hehe

Pasti dikabarin (kalo) komiknya jadi :D..makasih ya mas

:boogie: :juggle: :boogie:
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basotahuikan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
a walk in bandung, huh... cool~
did u really walk all the way from our campus to the braga streetwalk? :lol:
asik2, sayahna nampang di gambar :lol:
woh? kolam renang ditutup? darn, padahal dulu seneng noongin cw brenang gt dr atas >D

kesan pertamanya...

- kurang panjang gambarnya, padahal kertasnya a4 direndeng panjang aja :D penjelasannya padahal panjang pisan, tp gambarna aga-aga terkesan dirangkum gitu, why's that? ^^;
- If I were to view this picture as a whole, this is basically cihampelas street (dgn backdrop daerah sekitar cihampelas, taman hewan, pelesiran)... braganya ga keliatan ama dago'nya lebih mirip ciwalk... mereun 'soul'nya situ emang 'ktinggalan' di cihampelas :)
- awan warna ungu'nya cetnya kyk yg bleber ya? gede sendiri :lol:
- betmennya napa ga pake kolor diluar?
- kenapa circleK nya malah jd toko pastry?
- komiknya bs diperoleh dimana? bs lewat SMS ga? :lol:

oops, don't mind the last 3 statements above... good luck with the project anyways =]
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
-Karena gambarnya memang meant to be 'rangkuman' dari orang yang sehari jalan di Bandung dalam satu gambar? Since I sort of wanted it to be on a perimeter that ppl can actually really walk in the span of a day jadi lokasinya ya segitu aja, gak merasa perlu dipanjangin lagi sih. Well, the pic can actually stand on itself without the extra long descriptions, it's just some sort of supplement for ppl who might not know Bandung as us Indonesians do..

-Well then that's your way of viewing it? and it's okay really as long as it still feels like Bandung, since this is not an accurate photograph of Bandung but more of an 'impression' or a stream of consciousness of someone who's walking in Bandung :) Each section actually has some architectural and landscape features reminiscent to its respective districts - such as the window style and deco letterings contained in Braga, or the Dago plaza that's actually practically an icon of hangout in Dago. if that's ciwalk then there'd be that hideous giraffe-patterned parking lot there.

-Awan ungunya mungkin keliatan gede karena dia langit malem yang ngga berawan? dan karena daerah Dago emang setback bangunannya lebih mundur dari daerah lainnya di gambar itu space langitnya emang jadi lebih gede?
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basotahuikan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
- ya bener jg sih, tp sebenernya byk jg kok org indo yg ga tau bdg (selain dr kota tempat beli baju, or today bandung's infamous punchline - 'bandung emerging creative city' =] ). khan sedih jg klo braga cm diwakilkan ama toko pastry dan circleK, dan cihampelasnya ketumpuk di satu spot (dan kehalangan lg ama tukang dagang)... yaa, cuma saran sih, gatau jg da klo dipanjangin jg malah jd keliatan ky mural yah =/
mungkin klo dikomik aslinya mah bakal lebih digali mendalam lg ya?

- faktor warna mungkin juga ngaruh sih di mata sayah ^^; soalnya rata2 nuansanya sama2 kuning jingga... mungkin ada baiknya dibedakan supaya keliatan jelas klo bangunan itu teh 'beda tempat'... and well, not everyone are architectural-literate ^^; esp. low-educated people like me... if it's not too much bother, please 'guide' us to know our own city pretty well =]

segitu aja mungkin ya... forgive me for being so fussy about it, since certain people might feel a lil' bit over-attached when it comes to their hometown =]
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Will it relieve you to know that this is just one poster in a series of posters for the comic ad? ^^; There's another poster that will depict historical places (Ged Sate, Ged Merdeka, Homann, Boscha, etc), another that will depict natural places (Dago Pakar, various gardens,the ex-Situ Aksan, Sanghyang Tikoro,etc) and another that will depict cultural places (Saung Angklung, Padepokan Giri Harja,SriBaduga, etc). This is the ';pop and catchy' poster version depicting popular tourist-y destinations that is available simply by walking around. And since it's as its namesake implies, ';pop' and most catchy, then this gets outed first to public. I assure you there'd be more in the actual comic, and in all fairness this is just one poster, from a series of poster at that ^^;

Well if that's so untuk sementara komiknya belon ada guna juga kan penjelasan panjang itu :p Kalo untuk nuansa warna rada fussy juga sih, soalnya since this is gonna be a series of poster beda nuansanya per poster (this one is festive, the historical one rather sepia, the natural one has cool colors, etc).

And I sincerely think it's part of the fun if one would be to look closely at all the little things in the picture and have the satisfaction of spotting all the different places. Of course you might be talking about 'instant' recognition, 'oh, those are different places!' but I do think that you might want to give more credit to ppl too, we do have to condition and hone people's power of appreciation. Not every picture has to throw it in your face like 'bam! this is a shiny picture of a pretty girl!', sometimes we might want things that we can look and muse upon for more than a slight glance too. At least that's what I think and that's the kind of picture I'm aiming for. Sori memanjang :P
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basotahuikan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
iya dee... maafkaaan juga klo terkesan memberi pressure berlebihan pd project yg emang udh full of pressure kyk gini... :worship:

duhduh, sarkasme gambar yg cm diliat selewat aja uy... aww, it hurts, hurts a lot =]
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Heee..ya gakpapa sih, everyone has their aspirations and expectations. I'm just trying to do this as well as I could in the comic. I am sorry if the poster apparently leads you into assumptions, I'll try to 'merangkum' things better in the future :) Still got a lot to learn.

Loh, kok sarkasme? Kukira kekhawatiran rudi bahwa gambarnya nggak keliatan kayak tempat yang berbeda2 itu diajukan karena gambar ini sebagai poster kudu bisa throw things directly on people's face the instant they see it gitu, like the approach of most posters and a lot of pictures nowadays.

Tapi ya menurutku nggak selalu gitu juga kan, kadang mungkin enak juga kalo ikut mengajak orang ngeliat gambarnya lebih lama buat nemu detail-detail dan perbedaan - Artis sama masyarakat umum sekitar kita sebenernya kan punya kapasitas atensi yang bagus, cuman emang karena mayoritas persepsi dimana sesuatu cenderung teriak2 dan langsung kena sasaran jadi lumayan terbengkalai juga kapasitas yang bagus itu, semua orang merasa jadi orang awam deh...

Sebenernya bagian mananya yang sakit sih? 0_O
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mongkih Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
yang ini keren banget :D kabar kabarin yah kalo komiknya dah kelar ;))
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
hehee, pasti dikabarin ;)
makasih ya :boogie:
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mongkih Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
siappppp ditunggu kabarnya :D
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rue-different Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
beautiful
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Shia-Izumono Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
ikut XD
ah, awesome. Jarang upload tapi kualitas gak usah dipertanyakan :worship:
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ayo ayo kita jalan-jalan di Bandung :D
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Ryannzha Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional Artist
gw mana ad kritikan klo bwt yg ky gini.. lah.. dah suka gw ma karya2 lo.. mo gmana lg .. :aww:
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
weeehh...jangan gitu atuh mas :D
..hm, yaudah, kita makan2 di Bandung aja kalo gitu >D
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Ryannzha Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Artist
gw ga makan.. woo.. :D
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JonathanChanutomo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
aww my favorite!!!! pretty bandung! paris van java!!
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sararocks Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
very nice !!!
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sararocks Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
very nice !
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hanekyu Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
awsom X)
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lishtar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
ini gambar yang kalo ada versi print-nya lish pasti langsung beli TwT/
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
hehe, ntar jadi poster beneran kok lish kalo komiknya keluar, insyaallah :D
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lishtar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
kluar di indonesia kaaan???
mau beli TwT
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iyugii Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
waahh keren banget zisaaa... jadi pengen cepet-cepet kuliah di ITB *amiiin*
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Amiiiiiiiin!!! *sambil ajakin anak-anak seruangan untuk bilang Amin*
hehe...ditunggu ya :hug: ntar kita makan-makan di Bandung sampe gila :D
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ndolop Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
hehhee...makasih mas :D
Ntar baca komiknya ya :)
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ndolop Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Siiip ;)
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UschuLLa Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
asoy marosoy :D
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
hehhee makasih mbak ;)
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archnoidea Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
whoaa.. keren..keren..
love ur colour..
bandung... udara dingin.. makanan enak..
banyak puun..
such a nice town.. :D
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