Creative expedition of joel kentjanaputra Expression, Emotion, Freedom, and Dream

Joel Kentjanaputra is a Toronto based artist who was raised in Bali, Indonesia. Currently taking art and design foundation at George Brown College as a fresh start of his art career. Expressing his creativity through both traditional and digital art. He hopes to make positive impacts through his artwork.

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ~Pablo Picasso

Digital art

Hawaiian shirt design
Spirited away sketch
La La Land sketch
Jiwon Kim sketch
Maddy Caricature
Perspective digital drawing

Joel's digital artwork is very classic and aesthetically pleasing. Some of his artwork especially his collage design will make you think of the true meaning behind it. It's very elaborate and complex but once you understand the message easily understandable.

"Art" Front CD cover
Representation of Art poster


“Art doesn’t have to be pretty. It has to be meaningful.” ~Duane Hanson

"Cara" 16x20 media: Drawing pen on Hot press board
"Hoodie" 10x15 media: Drawing pen on paper
"The Distillery" 16x20 media: Pencil & Drawing pen on Hot press board

Hands on drawing is his favorite methods among any others. As it grant him the opportunity of having full control over the flow and intensity of his artwork. The only methods where he could feel most confidence and comfort.

Below Is a design process for one of his piece called "intoxicated" 16x20, media: drawing pen on hot press board.

Intoxicated is a self-portrait painting that's expressing the negativity of the world which affects human including Joel himself. Face surrounded by smoke which represents how unavoidable these matters to our life. While objects below it are the source of the affection. Terror, pollution, racism, sexism, gossip, bad decision, those are some of the things in life that we couldn't escape from.

Self portrait as a referrence
Material needed for the process
Apply both on one Illustration board
Final Result

Chromatic Artwork

"ROM Japan Theme" 10x15 media: Pencil crayon, pencil & drawing pen on Canson paper
"Symphony" media: Winsor & Newton Gouache on cold press board

Joel's chromatic artwork is likely to involve color contrast and gradation of color. As he always tries to get the attention of the viewer towards his artwork by enhancing the intensity of colors and gradation of color that creates eye flow when viewer take a closer look.

"Champagne" 12x15 on canvas, media: Acrylic paint.

Sketch the idea on canvas and deciding the color scheme
Gradually build up the color
Final result

“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”― Leonardo da Vinci

Nude Drawing

"sticks and man" 20x30, media: charcoal on paper
"stare" 20x30, media: charcoal on paper

the human anatomy Joel creates using a variety of media such as pencil, charcoal, and pencil crayon. His work can sometimes be very detailed or more towards light and shadow study.

shadow study
anatomy study
"deep thoughts"

“Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.” ~Magdalena Abakanowicz

"Gloomy" 10x15, media: Black and white pencil crayon on Canson paper
"Aura" 10x15, media: pencil crayon on Canson paper

Joel recently has been sharing his artwork through social media such as instagram, facebook, and behance.

Hoping that someone could relate to his artwork and create impact onto peoples life. To give art a whole new meaning.

His work can be seen through varieties of media. Artwork is occasionally posted. Links are listed below, make sure to check or even follow if you like what you see.


Joel Kentjanaputra

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