It’s not quite fair to call Rosanes’ blog a sketch blog. “Sketch” often implies a roughness or lack of concentration, but Rosanes’ art is absolutely concentrated, saturated even. Each notebook page fills and swirls to its edges, rippling with characters and perfect linework. It’s stunningly well-composed and nowhere near as haphazard as “sketch” might imply.
Rosanes’ playful enthusiasm balances his sketches’ formal perfection too, infusing each sketch with a kind of impishness. For instance, his most recent commissioned piece (above) is a vast, sweeping index of Miyazaki’s films and characters, one that manages to pulse even more electricity into an already jubilant world. But all of Rosanes’ sketches have that element of something deeply alive and inviting, which is a crucial element of a well-executed sketch—the earnest presentation of a living, fleeting idea, and sensing artist guide it through its first steps.
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