I’m experimenting with dark background and rust. You might know the robot from Peachtober’s “Robot”. I found myself liking this fella.
Anyway! I want to share the timelapse video, but I want to be mindful of my site storage too 😅 For the time being — until I found an alternative — you can find the timelapse video in my Instagram “nindya_draws”.
Ancient Greek and Roman sculpture was once colorful, vibrantly painted and richly adorned with detailed ornamentation. Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color reveals the colorful backstory of polychromy—meaning “many colors,” in Greek—and presents new discoveries of surviving ancient color on artworks in The Met’s world-class collection.
The exhibition’s topic reminds me of a once-popular discussion of how the ancient Greek statues that we all know and see are not actually white.
What this means is that the sculpture and architecture of the ancient world was, in fact, brightly and elaborately painted. The only reason it appears white is that centuries of weathering have worn off most of the paint.
And it makes my dear little heart pretty happy to know that the opening ceremony of Athens 2004 is not far from the truth.
When I just joined Automattic, I saw someone posted on Slack: “Hey team, I’m so sorry I will be slightly late. My cat is sleeping on my laptop and I can’t see the keyboard.” It made such an impression on me, hence this drawing 😄
Also, I always wanted to draw annoying things (hence the change of expression mid-way.)
My name is Retno Nindya, and my online nickname is Kappa or Kapkap. I’m from Indonesia, and I’ve been living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia since 2014 with my husband and my two kids. I like to read books, play Animal Crossing: New Horizon on my Nintendo Switch, and draw/illustrate with some past amateur gigs. Read more about me here.