Finally I draw wayang after about 10 years. I drew it on high school (gosh, I think I’m getting old)
Couple days ago, I went to batik store and saw a wayang. It reminds me when I was on high school. I drew Hanoman, the white monkey god, on a paper and put it to cover excessive sunlight in my class.
I drew it on a paper. I actually want to draw on canvas, but I have no confidence.
I didn’t really plan it. I just have a piece of paper on my desk. I saw a pencil, take it and sketch.
Here is the final version. I put a clothes, add accessories, draw a pattern… and voila, there he is.
It’s not perfect but I like it. Kinda a good start to create others…kinda 🙂
It’s drawn with Surakarta (Solo) style.
Character name: Batara Guru
Date of birth: March 21, 2014
Style: Surakarta/ Solo
Media: pen on paper, pencil sketching
Owner/ location: personal collection/ at my office, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 😉
Why Batara Guru?
I work as a teacher. In Javanese, Guru means teacher.
…and he is pretty unique. Four handed guy, riding a calf, have many weapons, powerful, but he is falling from grace.
You may want to search the story about him. It’s interesting.
For your info, UNESCO put Indonesian wayang kulit as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Humanity on November 7, 2003.
I appreciate it by willing to know more about wayang and draw it.
I will make some characters based on my imagination too 😉