“I’m a traditional illustrator. I use pen and ink as my medium. My style has been about whimsical lines and little elements that kind of spontaneously combine to create one composition. Most of these drawings are in black in white. This is just the style I am mostly known for. These drawings are mostly inspired by everyday things—from everyday experiences to my quirky imagination”
Kerby Rosanes is a Filipino artist known for his superb illustrations. His area of expertise is mainly ink, fine liners, and markers, which he uses to illustrate his “doodle” world. Kerby creates amazingly detailed drawings widely inspired by patterns and textures found in nature. His majestic and hauntingly beautiful universes are filled with ultra-realistic and mind-blowingly fantastical. At the center of it all is the natural terrain of his imagination: mythical beasts, surreal animals, and eye-catching patterns, inspired by his childhood.
Kerby Rosanes prefers ink, fine liners, and markers to illustrate his “doodle” world. He considers his art as a personal hobby which became his part-time freelance work after being recognized by various design blogs, international magazines, and online art communities.
In 2014, Kerby left his job as a graphic designer from a local company to finally pursue his passion: creating more art for personal projects and for clients while collaborating with other artists, global brands, and design agencies around the world.
At 29, Kerby has already published 11 illustrated books including The New York Times best-seller, Animorphia in 2015, which is now available in 30 language editions in over 40 countries. The success of his books paved the way for him to travel the world while making art and attending events including live TV appearances on BBC World News and ABC’s Good Morning America in 2016.
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