Doodling is something most people do to pass the time. Usually learned at school to combat boredom, doodles can be found at the margins of books or in the very last pages of notebooks. Some carry the habit well into adulthood, while a few turn doodling into a form of art. Kerby Rosales is one such artist who made the difficult transition from being a casual doodler into a serious doodle artist. He insists on calling his pieces doodles even though their quality and intricacy has long ago transcended that of a mere margin doodle.
It began as a hobby for Kerby and turned into a rather lucrative sideline after his work started gaining recognition over the internet. A lot of Kerby’s work is animal-oriented. He currently has a yawning hippo, a dignified jungle cat, a fierce polar bear, an enraged panda, a cool squid, and a steampunk lion in his collection. According to one art blog, Kerby’s work: ‘are characterized by whimsical lines, patterns, characters and little elements that are spontaneously combined to create massive compositions depicting his everyday experiences or anything that inspires him.’ The work, as a whole, captures the eye, but the sheer detail keeps the viewer’s attention riveted.
Kerby usually doodles with a black ink pen on a Moleskine notebook. At only 23 years old, he has had a host of prestigious clients including Nike, Ford, GE, Mazda, and Huawei – among others. He is currently based in the Philippines as a freelance doodler.
I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.