Ep.75: Kerby Rosanes on why you should never quit drawing!

By Iva Mikles •  Updated: Dec 18, 2017 •  Interviews

Kerby Rosanes is a Philippines-based illustrator who works mainly with ordinary black fine liners to magically illustrate his “doodle” world. He considers his art as a personal hobby which turned out to be his part-time freelance work after being recognized by various design blogs, international magazines, and online art communities.

Most of his works are characterized by whimsical lines, patterns, characters and little elements that are spontaneously combined to create massive compositions depicting his everyday inspirations or scenes from his quirky imagination.

In 2014, Kerby left his job as a graphic designer in a local company to finally pursue his passion: creating more art for personal projects and for various clients while collaborating with other artists and design agencies around the world.

At 25, Kerby has published five books including The New York Times best-seller, Animorphia in 2015, which is now available in 29 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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Key Takeaways

“Never quit drawing!”

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Special thanks to Kerby for joining me today. See you next time!

All artworks by Kerby Rosanes, used with permission

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Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am an artist, illustrator, founder of Art Side of Life®, and Top Teacher on Skillshare. Since 2009 I've worked as an illustrator, character designer, art director, and branding specialist focusing on storytelling, concepts, and animation. I believe that we are all creative in infinite numbers of ways, so I've made it my mission to teach you everything I know and help wake up your creative genius. Learn more about me.