I am very excited to introduce you to the sketching backpacker. I’m completely in LOVE with him. His real name is, Robert Alejandro, he’s Filipino and he travels all over the world with his sketchbook and makes THE most amazin creations. He incorporates leaves, bus tickets and much more into his sketches. I first fell in love with his leaf series…so charming and ingenious….like fairytale fashion. Then I explored his blog and design site more and am in awe over everything he has created.
WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR ART FROM THE REST?
I honestly don’t know. I guess the answer to that is “me”. I know I do ALL KINDS of art and my styles have a whole range too – which isn’t very good for “marketing” myself (you have to have a specialty) but the truth is, this is what I like to do – I really enjoy doing a LOT of things, a range of things. Does this make me “unmarketable”? – Maybe but more importantly, this is what makes me happy. This is who I really am. I would not want to limit myself to a “particular style / genre” just so that I become more “marketable”. (via theartofeveryday.com)
**originally written for Notorious magazine