The Art of Kerby Rosanes

Based in the Philippines, illustrator Kerby Rosanes has always fascinated me with his ink drawings that seem to transcend beyond the page. Using merely a select variety of fine ink pens and paper, he creates works that are full of life and form. Yet in reality, these works exist as only black marks on white canvas. His “Geometric Beasts” series is somewhat relevant to the Gestalt drawings that we worked on; black and white shapes and patterns were employed to represent a sensory image. He used geometry to manifest living creatures onto his sketchbook, whereas we used shapes and forms to share our interpretation of a sound. What I think is especially amazing about Rosanes is his meticulous manipulation of only black ink and white paper to give birth to a vast array of intricate illustrations and stories.

Check out his other stunning illustrations here.

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