Please introduce yourself in a few words, tell us who you are and where you come from. How and why did you become a graphic designer?
Hello laFraise, my name is Ronnel Cabardo (aka azrhon/roncabardz). I’m from the friendly city of Cebu, Philippines. Drawing has been my outlet for expression and a hobby since my childhood. I love computers and playing games a lot. And because of my passion for arts I decided to pursue graphic design. I learn graphic design through self study, and it is quite a challenging experience.
What do you like to draw?
I’m a portrait guy and still spend a lot of time studying faces. Currently, I’m also enjoying human anatomy.
Which music do you listen to when drawing? And where do you look for inspiration in general?
Mostly alternative rock. Acoustic and instrumental songs when I’m drawing, but it really depends on my mood. I listen to everything from classic to death metal.
How long have you known laFraise and how did you find us?
I have known laFraise for 3 year now, I think. I’m not really good at vector illustration, but I just decided to try some of my ideas in this format. I found out about laFraise through other artists, and so far I’m enjoying the community, and especially the artwork here. By the way, the new site looks really awesome!!!
What are your 4 favorite printed designs at laFraise?
I would choose Last Judgement by Gums as my number 4. I really love the concept and the funny face of the character.
No. 3 is The Witness by Anythinggoes, I’m a big fan of his works and this piece is just purely awesome!
No. 2 is Black Hole – great design by digitalorgasm, this guy just won’t run out of ideas, and his art is consistenly awesome! Really love his style and his concepts.
No.1 is Make love not war by MonkFactory. This is design just hit the jackpot when it comes to concept, and the art is awesome too.
What is your favorite website and do you have any favorite artists ?
Uhmmmm….yahoomail? Probably because I open it almost every day to see client emails, lol! I admire a lot of artists in the T-shirt community, and they also give me a lot of inspiration. Artist like Nicebleed, Mathiole, Kyle Cobban, Dan Mumford, Christopher Lovell.
Do you have hobbies other than drawing? What are they?
Computer games, football, gym, and basketball.
If you were …
- A movie – Army of Darkness
- A band – Dream Theater
- A color – Black
- A book – Tales of the Macabre
- A famous person (dead or alive) – George Carlin
Could you please draw us your interpretation of strawberries with chantilly crème?