My Own Wedding Invitation

So... yeah.. I'm married now, entitled to be Mrs. Greymendra. Wow.
Anyway, like any insane designer do, I designed my own wedding invitation, especially since I work in that field full-time now. Me and my man love all things simple, so it's natural we also want a simple invitation, unlike common wedding invitation here that speak glamour and glitz.

I chose white, pink, and gold as my theme color, and I tried to incorporate them in here. The set only has 1 main card, printed both sides in black ink and rose gold foil with emboss and a bit of rose gold ink as accent. A smaller card was map, printed in black ink, and the verses 21 of Ar Rum from Holy Quran on the other side. It had cute pink ribbon attach to it to make sure people notice it.

I draw the illustration my self, using his and my photo as references. I actually made 2 sketches, the casual one and the wedding-version one. My parents suggested that I use the casual one since it reflect me and him more. And they were right, like always :).

Anyway, here's the original casual sketches :

I edited it a bit for the invitation, although our friends and comrade still said I'm too thin in pic. Hahaha.. 
and here is us in our wedding outfit :

Yeah, I used Suntiang (a heavy skyrocketed, 9 tiered head pieces made from metals) from the reception, though a modern-modified now, since my husband come from Minang culture. And the wedding outfit sketches absolutely too fancy to be put in the invitation, and it also ruin the surprise element of the dress.
And btw, I wear PINK kebaya for the reception, and my poor husband had no choice but put gold-pink beskap (Indonesian traditional groom dress), to match my kebaya ^^.

Working my own wedding invitiation was a bless and curse at the same time It was fun.. but gave me headache with the printing techniques required. But after all, I truly enjoy it.


All artworks and images above are (c) Mira Tazkia, 2012.
Please do not use or edit it in any form.
Thank you.


M + G

To you,
who bring me spring,
who color my days brighter,
And turn them amazing..

I love you.


In case anyone wondering where on earth I've been gone all this time, blame real life. 
Workloads, family affairs, friends, and this one special guy, who make me busy preparing something big, a (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime event. ^^

My life had been turned upside-down this year, but I never forget to thank God, for I'm engaged to a wonderful man.



Xmas eCard for Lumine Studio

It supposed to be in swf format, but blogspot don't support it, and everything I've tried failed, I just post a screencap of it. Forgive me. Will put the original .swf format once I find it's way :)

One of my simple Flash animation work during my time in Lumine Studio, it was a Greeting eCard for 2010 Xmas to our clients.

The concept was simple, I want to bring the joy and warmth of Xmas (even though I'm not a Christian, but I understand the concept, so.. yeah) with a touch of cute and fun animation.

A little help from fellow workmates with the bell animation and the fallen snow coding. :D


The Emperor and His Empress

The Emperor was a product of my frustration while waiting the bus to go home one day. I just wanted to draw a fierce looking male, but it went on and on and on. And thus... somehow, The Emperor was born.

His Empress born when I was bored during work, and need some distraction. Both of them abusing my pen it almost dried out! :|

So, I've been practicing manual sketching, and experimenting with some style.. and somehow, I think I've finally found one that I could proudly call my own. Though it won't stop me to continue practicing and developing and taste another style.

Edit and put them together in Photoshop CS3.
At first I wanted to color them or to put them in interesting layout. However, I think the simplest one is (if it's not always) the best.

But, really.. nothing beats manual drawing for me.
The emotion, man! The emotion! XDD

(c) Mira Tazkia, 2009.
Do not use this picture without my written permission.
Thank you <3


Summer Heat

Yeah, the title and the artwork have no connection whatsoever, so.. never mind.
It's just a painting practice anyway :P.

So I heard it's already hot in north?
Summer already? :)
Happy Summer Days!

*ah, well.. we have summer all the time here I'm so bored with the heat -__-' XDD


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