please call me cakwe
Cakwe / any pronoun / 21 +
fluent english || lancar berbahasa indonesia || 日本語勉強中 || 我不会中文, 我小学都还没毕业
frequently asked questions
> why is your name CAKWE?
油条 (read: youtiao) is a golden-brown deep-fried strip of dough commonly eaten in China.
Click here for the Wikipedia article if you're curious.
It's a popular street food in East and Southeast Asia, and it's commonly referred to as "cakwe" (read as: chuck-way) in Indonesia. While I was abroad in the States, I miss eating this one particular food item, it ended up being my pen name.
This pen name, "CAKWE" — ended up becoming a reminder of my heritage and my nationality.
> so... who are you?
I am a content creator who started streaming on Twitch as a pngtuber / gif-tuber in 2019, my first stream ever was on July 31st.
As time goes on, I became an independent vtuber who streams a variety of games, collabing with other vtubers, and streams art at least once per week. Oh, I also stream Ring Fit Adventure every single day as part of my daily exercise, and yes, I do plan to get stronger as part of my world domination plans. Please look forward to that!
Drawing is my passion!
graphic design is also my passion
I have other hobbies, so when I'm not creating visual art, I find myself:
- Cleaning — When I lose control of my life, at least I can control how clean I want my room to be
- Open VSCode and update this website manually — It's cheaper than using a website builder
- Make music with Ableton — haha plugins go wHEEEEEEE(E-E-E-E)eeeeeₑₑₑₑₑₑ.....
- Keeping my thoughts and goals in my journal
- Read manga + watch anime + play games
Regarding my lists, I just type these down in no order (whichever / whoever pops up in my mind) and it changes with time.
fandom + interest list
- Touhou~ I usually play on normal. I also highly enjoy the comic series.
- Ace Attorney franchise
(COME ON, DAI GYAKUTEN SAIBAN WHEN) CAPCOM WHEN IS MILES EDGEWORTH INVESTIGATION 2
- Pokémon core series games (my fave region: trumpets)
- Rhythm + Arcade games (Arcaea, D4DJ, Maimai, Pump It Up, Taiko no Tatsujin, WMMT)
- SMTV - HELP STEPBRO IM STUCK IN THE MAZE
fave / bias / oshi list
- (Touhou) Yuyuko Saigyouji + ship with Yukari Yakumo
- (Touhou) Kasen Ibaraki
- (Pokémon) Steven Stone / Daigo Tsuwabuki
- (Pokémon) Kyogre / Primal Kyogre
- insert various mobage characters here, e.g. Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki, Cecil Aijima, Ozymandias (FGO)
...how to know if i really like a character / person : did i spend money for their album / merch / collectibles / games? if yes, then yeah
> can you recommend some anime series to watch?
Click here to get redirected to My Anime List, sorted by score + alphabetically.
The titles I've marked with a score of 8 ~ 9 are anime shows / series I think worth watching and recommend.
Score of 7 means it's enjoyable for me, but I won't recommend it to my friends unless they like the genre / themes. Score of 6 means I disliked it and won't recommend it.
Please note that a lower score rating doesn't necessarily mean the anime's bad, and vice versa -- a high score doesn't mean it's a masterpiece.
Example: I really, really
liked Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Kingdom Movie and that was one of the best cinema experience I've ever had, super fun and memorable. However, not everyone follows this series, and not everyone likes the idol genre.
Hence the score of 7 -- I won't recommend it to the general audience, but I would highly recommend it to someone who likes singing and dancing anime boys.
bonus round: frequently asked questions
If you can't find your answers here, feel free to ask! I do not bite... most of the time.... /jk
Equipment related questions ▼・ᴥ・▼
Huion Kamvas 22 Plus (primary monitor for drawing, no blue light filter for color accuracy)
Dell S2421HN (secondary monitor, intentionally set in an orange hue as a blue light filter)
Leopold FC980M White Front Print (Cherry MX Silent Red / Pink)
Rexus DAXA Air II
・ AMD Ryzen 5 3600
・ GIGABYTE NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060
・ Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 16GB
・ NZXT C850 Power Supply
・ NZXT N7 B550 Motherboard
・ Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro 4K
・ Cooler Master Masterliquid ML240L V2
・ V-GeN M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 256GB
Digital Audio Workstation:
Ableton Live 11 Standard (plugins are mostly from Native Instruments + iZotope)
Video Editing Software:
DaVinci Resolve 17 (will update to 18 after it's not in beta anymore lol)
Drawing and Animation Software:
Clip Studio Paint EX
Textures I often use: Dierat Paper Pack 1
Mostly from Clip Studio Assets. Ask me if you want to know which specific brush I'm using!
Advice on how to actually improve drawing?
Rather than giving some vague advice, here are some practical methods to improvement. These videos explains practice methods that I've tried myself, and it works to some extent for me. Even if you think that these videos won't fit your drawing style, these videos will help you grasp the foundation for "what makes an illustration good" (or at least, marketable) so please do try it out yourself.
・ Gesture Drawing for Beginners (Korean, English subtitles)
・ Value Studies for Beginners (Korean, English subtitles)
・ How to improve your illustrations (Japanese, English subtitles)
・ The fastest method to improve your drawing skills (Japanese, English subtitles)
Could you draw something for me?
Sure! Please consider commissioning me~ I am mostly available for work! Click here for my full commission info!
I'm a fellow content creator / vtuber, can we schedule a collab?
Sure! However, please contact me first for availability. It is preferable if you can notify me one week beforehand to be safe!