Late night scrolling, bored and try’na get some sleep. Just when you thought you are down to the last instagram photo on your feed, you’ll end up searching for tags that will lead you for a good and satisfying artsy hunt, a discovery of a new artist-per se-that we can’t help but crush on. Illustrations we just cant help but stare!
Ryan Monsod is an illustrator bred in the Philippines and it is so hard for us not to notice this local talent with his drool-worthy sketches of Rihanna, Beyonce, Madonna, Katy Perry and other Pop artists. Mind you, his illustrations are not just regular sketches, they are so perfect that even Bad Gal Riri herself and Kim K reposted on their personal accounts.
Need we say more? dig some of his works below and see it for yourself! One damn great Filipino illustrator!
Pouring it up with Rihanna, so perfect it almost look like a photo
He totally killed that Katy Perry illustration
Kim K. must be very proud of these illustrations wearing Balmain, Givenchy and Miumiu
Catty and sassy, Arianna Grande‘s illustration is on point!
Nicki Minaj in her “Pound the Alarm” look is way better than the real one. lol.
He’s a Filipino, so it is definitely obvious that he’ll draw the most loved faces of the industry, Toni Gonzaga and Anne Curtis-Smith.
The Manila-based freelance graphic designer took up Multimedia Arts in MAPUA-Intramuros, he shyly admitted to STYLEMNL that he’s a self-taught artist focusing on freehand sketching. He simply get inspirations from artists in Fashion and Films, “I have tons of inspirations..” he quips. “…from artists in fashion like David Downtown, I admire his style: minimalist yet striking.”
He shares to STYLEMNL when asked why draw girls like Beyonce and Rihanna, his answer was short and sweet “They both have substance and their craft involvement is deep, I admire their work ethics.” Some of his works include Preview Magazine’s Digital cover, a Jeremy Scott Illustration for Moschino that was included in The Know-Cultural Almanac published January of this year.
He ended the quick get-to-know interview by throwing in a good set of words for his followers, “Top of my mind, I think-one must draw subjects that they genuinely like and will strengthen their portfolio; Second would be, don’t discard weird ideas, that’s what most creative outputs are made of.”