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Amazing Artist Uses Pen And Paper To Turn Animals Into Geometric Beasts

When’s the last time you really took a lookaround?

Obviously your eyes are open while walking the dog (or maybe a giant cuddly rabbit that’s as big as a dog), driving the kids to school, and enjoying lunch in the spring sunshine. But are youreally seeing the world?

Kerby Rosanes is an artist from the Philippines who can’t help but revel in the intricate beauty all around him. He lives in one of the most densely populated citieson the planet, Manila, but his keen eyes are able to seek out the gorgeous in the mundane.

Famous for his detailed pen & paper drawings, Rosanes recently released a new collection that features animals breaking free from their geometric forms.

Leaving theirrigid and uniform “bodies” behind, the animalsseem to leap off the page with new energy, inspiring us all to shake off the people and things that keep us from living life to the fullest.

Scroll through the images below to see Rosanes’ amazing, animal-inspired work!

To say that Rosanesis passionate about drawing would be the understatement of the century.

Until quite recently, hepaid the rent via a full-time graphic design job, then came home to continue drawing all night.

Then, some of his amazing work was spotted on the internet, and it almost immediately went viral.

Rosanesrealized that drawing and inspiring others to draw was his true calling, and thanks to the interest generated online, he was finally able to do just that.

Rosanesworks mainly with ordinary black finemarkers to create his drawings, but a lack of color doesn’t mean they’re boring.

Most of his works are characterized by whimsical lines, patterns, characters, and little elements that are spontaneously combined to create massive compositions depicting things in his every day lifeor scenes from his quirky imagination.


Since becoming “internet famous,” Rosaneshas published anewadult coloring book,Animorphia, now available in many languages.

“Most of my work is inspired by nature-related elements… animals, plants, a sense of wonder,” Rosanesexplains in this video profile.

His playful imagination and sense of wonder definitely shines through in this Geometric Beasts collection.

Each one is a curious combination of precision and chaos, mathematics, and art. These animals look like they are transforming from one thing to another, much like Rosaneshimself.

“What impacted me most are the letters from adults and grandparents, those who have their full-time work, and after seeing my work, it inspired them to pick up the pen again,” Rosanescontinues.


Although it would probably take you or I months to complete a drawing as intricate and precise as Rosanes’ Geometric Beast, for him these are free-form doodles.

“I just need to sketch the main elements to make a solid idea, then I just let my mind dive into my pens and start doodling around the page,” he saysin aninterview with GMA News.

Rosanescontinues: “I always enjoy seeing a finished page of my sketchbook which was once blank; every tiny bit of detail comes out of nowhere.”

To see more of Rosanes’ amazing animals, check out his Facebook and Instagram pages.

Do you doodle to relax or get through a creative block? Tell us about it in the comments.

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