Monday, March 24, 2014

The Legend of the Golden Cucumber Princess

My latest drawing, water color  and pencil.
It's an Indonesian children story about a girl, who born inside a cucumber.
I know this story since I was a little girl, and here is a part of the story:

"Run Timun Mas. Save your life!" said the mother. The giant was angry. He knew the farmers wanted to break their promise. He chased Timun Mas away. The giant was getting closer and closer.

Timun Mas then opened the bag and threw a handful of salt. It became a sea. The giant had to swim to cross the sea. Later, Timun Mas threw some chilli. It became a jungle with trees. The trees had sharp thorns so they hurt the giant.

However, the giant was still able to chase Timun Mas. Timun Mas took her third magic stuff. It was cucumber seeds. She threw them and became cucumber field.

But the giant still could escape from the field. Then it was the last magic stuff she had in the bag. It was a shrimp paste, terasi. She threw it and became a big swamp.
You can read the whole story here:

:: Make a book from these piece maybe..?
Gotta find a publisher first :)


nike said...

hi gina,
i'm a fan of your illustrations. :)
Dari dulu aku pengen tau banget siapa ilustrator di balik karya-karya buku anak Clara Ng. Lalu aku akhirnya baca alamat blog ini di salah satu bukunya.
Setiap malam aku pasti membacakan buku-buku cerita ke anakku, dan banyak yang ilustrasinya dibuat oleh Gina.
Terimakasih banyak untuk imajinasinya, ya. :)

Eugenia Gina said...

Hai, Nike, Terimakasih ya sudah bacain buku saya ke anakmu, semoga suka ya.. seneng banget dengernyaa :D