This month’s featured artist is one of my close artist friends, fellow Agnesian and a teammate in Maarteng Letra.
Featured Artist of the Month: October
He is Adam Julian Redoblado. Just like Ate Noni and Christian, he’s a fellow Agnesian too. I knew him way back elementary days since we went to the same swimming school and attended the same school as well. Even if I may be a little older than than him by age, he’s my senior when it comes to art.
Getting to know Adam
What made you start the craft?
It started in high school, I was doodling with my pen then eventually I explored other subjects like portraits and objects. I guess it started out with people noticing and asking me to draw stuff. Eventually I went to take a course in fine arts to strengthen my skills in illustration. I was pretty much influenced by comic books and children’s books when I was a kid in elementary.
How long have you been doing the craft?
I’ve been doing it for around 7 years already. I think. lol
Why did you pursue it?
I did stop for a long time but it just keeps calling me back to pursue it again.
Getting to know Adam
Did you have struggles in pursuing the craft? If yes, could share it to us please.
- Losing inspiration and expecting too much from people.
What I’ve noticed today with social media is that we’re all too focused on creating content that will lure all the likes and follows within a short amount of time.
- Success will take time and as long as you don’t give up on making whatever artworks you like, your work will be appreciated little by little and you just have to make those little things count. Don’t let others influence you too much on what you love to make. You can take in critiques and advice but don’t ever stray away from what you love doing.
It’s been such a long time ever since I held the pen but now thanks to a few friends and my family, I’m ready to bounce back again into my hobby of making illustrations using ink and photoshop.
You can’t change your situation. The only thing that you can change is how you choose to deal with it.
– Katherine, 50-50
Top 3 favorite tools:
- Unipin Technical Pens
- Moleskine Papers
- Pilot Calligraphy Pens
If you are to share tips and tricks to newbies, what would those be?
Pursuing your crafts is an investment so I would advise newbies to:
- Start on a low budget for practice (If you’re pursuing painting or any craft that requires the use of a lot of materials like sculpting, oil painting, etc.).
Personally, I do believe that it doesn’t really matter what you use, it’s what you’re trying to tell people, it’s the content or the story of your artwork that really matters.
If you were to describe the craft in 3 words, what would those be?
You catch him on:
You may send him an email too:
Two emails are better than one, right?
P.S. He’s also 1/4 of Maarteng Letra! And he’ll be back on Instagram after an unannounced hiatus for Inktober!
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