Author(s): Kerby Rosanes
World-renowned artist Kerby Rosanes specializes in black ink doodles and sketches, and at the age of 23, he quit his desk job as a graphic designer to pursue his art full time. With a legion of over a million followers, Kerby has been a source of inspiration to artists, designers, and art-lovers all over the world with his stunning art and inspirational messages like "Never Quit Drawing" and "Be Awesome Today." Now fans can glimpse the personal sketchbook of Kerby Rosanes with Sketchy Stories, a beautiful facsimile reproduction of his original sketchbook, loaded with secret doodles, elaborate sketches, and whimsical lines and detailed patterns. Interspersed with his artwork, Kerby also includes techniques, tips, inspirations, influences, and more. The ideal gift for fans of Kerby Rosanes or anyone who is ready to be creatively inspired.
"If god, as they say, is in the details, then Kerby Rosanes's art is indeed heavenly. His mesmerizing imagination and how he translates it onto the page with breathtaking draughtsmanship is truly astonishing." - Chip Kidd, Graphic Designer"As soon as I discovered Kerby's work, I knew I had stumbled upon something special. The attention to detail, the subject matter - everything about the art screams fun and creativity." - Aaron Firestein, Co-founder of BucketFeet
Kerby Rosanes is a Phillipines-based artist. He works mainly with ordinary black pens to magically illustrate his "doodle" world. 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 experiences or anything that inspires him. 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 and collaborating with other artists and design agencies around the world. Some of his current clients include Nike, Mazda, the National Art Society, Kult, Typ, Humm, Puzzle Planet, and more. He is also the artist behindDoodle Invasion and the upcoming Doodle Invasion 2.