My name is Rolen Romanes. I'm a traditional illustrator who specializes in pen and ink drawings. It's hard for me categorize my art style because my themes range from biblical, spiritual, supernatural, gothic, apocalyptic, cartoony, erotic and even romantic themes. I personally find it not satisfying and not fulfilling to only work on one particular theme or topic. I believe that the best way to express myself, emotions and thoughts is through art.
When it comes to my art style, I am a very detail-oriented artist. I have different art styles that I use for different themes but they're all distinctive. I am very passionate and very dedicated when it comes to making art, most especially drawing Angels.
Sakura Micron Pens, Black Gel Pens, Ink Pens and Sharpie Fine pointed and bold Markers are my favorite tools. I also love color pencils but I very rarely use them.
I'm a self-taught artist. And I always remain to stay this way. I don't have any degrees, diplomas or certificates in art. I refused to go to an art school because I believe in myself that I am able to grow as an artist by teaching myself. I will always believe that art is a journey with no final destination because as an artist, there is always a room for improvement, and I always try to do my best to get better. I don't compete with other artists, I only compete with myself.
I improve from learning from my mistakes and by continuing to practice my craft. I will always believe that my experiences in life, including my success and my failures are my instructors and teachers in art. In a lot of my personal illustrations, they reflect my life, my dreams, goals and fears.
When it comes to spirituality or religion, I am a follower of Yah. I am forever thankful and grateful for the talents which the Heavenly Father Yahuwah blessed me with.
Besides making art, I also compose songs and play the piano (However, I am only good at playing my original compositions though). I also write poetry. But I very often write poems these days.
I am also an actor. From time to time, I work as an extra or background actor on films and tv series.
When it comes to my Political views, I consider myself as a Libertarian. I am a big supporter of Ron Paul. He, along with President John F Kennedy and Governor Jesse Ventura are my political heroes. I support and believe in the constitution. I am and always will be anti-war. I actually also admire President Vladimir Putin. I just hate it when the western media continues to demonize him.
I don't have a huge following or supporters, but I am happy to say that I am always thankful to all of those who appreciate my art. I am no longer on Instagram (I was only there for a few months) and I abandoned my Facebook page for 6 years or so. And I'm sorry to my friends and those who appreciate my art but you won't see me or my work on those sites anymore. So for those who are interested in my work, DA is the only place to see them.
I do, from time to time, post some work in progress photos/videos of my art on Twitter.
For those who are interested, feel free to follow me at Twitter.com/rolenromanes
I am also on YouTube.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy my art.
August 9, 2017