KNOW YOUR ARTIST
lsaias Rodrigues (1991) is from Cape Verde and has been living in The Netherlands Since 2014. He is self-taught and has been drawing since he was only four years old. His father has always encouraged and motivated him to keep drawing. "My father is a great supporter: he has always been.
I can see the pride in his eyes whenever I make a new illustration, and how excited he is to show it to his friends". Sai likes to draw comic books, portraits, caricatures and occasionally paint on canvas.
WHAT DOES ART MEAN TO ME
Art is freedom. lt is traveling in an incredible world and feel the indescribable experience that is the creative process. Art is a way to express feelings: love, anger, happiness, sadness, and fear. lt is also a human matter of aesthetic values: beauty, balance, harmony and rebellion, through which we communicate our emotions, history an culture. lt is the power to be inspired and inspire others. The power of creation and being able to make our dreams and ideas come to life, materialize them, and add some beauty to the world. I know it may sound cheesy, but art is something I can't live without.
MY FAVORITE ARTISTS AND INFLUENCES
What captivates me the most about an artist are diversity and originality. The talented people that I greatly admire are:
Eric Canete, Sergio Toppi, Juango Guarnido , King jung Gi, Jim Lee, Raph Meyer, Matteo Scalera, Joe Madureira, Ken Lasheley and Frank Frazetta. Of course there are many more artists that I appreciate and admire, but these are my top ten artists.
See his work here.