This year, Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes decided to create an amazing new series that fuses geometric shapes with animals. Rosanes is known for his wild doodles that fill up whole pages of his sketchbook. This series, called Geometric Beasts, consists of illustrations that are more precise, half of an image resembles a normal looking animal and the other half consists of sharp, triangular shapes.
What does the series mean to him?
He states, “Each piece is my take on breaking away from societal norms and just be who we truly are as unique individuals. I grew up in a community (and probably most people are) where your value as a person is based on various metrics and calculations just for you to qualify in a society that other people dictates you to be in. This ‘measured’ life deprives us to take risks, to follow our passions and to do what we truly love.
“I use geometry to symbolize the norms and simply because it’s the only math subject I enjoyed at school (lol). I always love drawing animals and in this case, they represent the concept of unleashing the ‘beast’ within us – risk taker, wild and adventurous.”
Wouldn’t any one of these look cool as a tattoo?