Amateur Artist, Professional Pencil Pusher
Born in the Philippines, and raised in Ontario Canada.
Sketch Souldier has been drawing since he first started showing interest and appreciation for the animation and comics world at the very tender age of 6 years old. From Bugs Bunny, and Batman to Giant Robots, this was his escape and imaginary playground. It became his passion to attempt to draw all those that kept him entertained, motivated, and out of trouble.
Unfortunately, life did not steer him into the art world fully. He worked odd jobs along the way serving food, selling art supplies, and even fixing shoes. But his side hustle and go-to release were always drawing. Although he currently works in a reputable company as part of their technology and operations group, Sketch Souldier still manages to make the time to attend Comic Cons or comic book retailers’ special events selling prints and accepting art commissions.
Never worked for any of the big comic publishers, Sketch Souldier still manages to use his skill and talent to contribute to the indie world of comic books. He has been commissioned to do variant covers and interior pin-up for independent publishers. His proudest contribution is co-founding a brand called Sketches for Pledges, where he is able to utilize his talent and assemble other generous artists to help raise money and awareness for a charitable cause.
Sketch Souldier’s current aspiration is to publish his own comic book, called TOY Souldiers.
Sketch Souldier. Amateur artist, professional pencil pusher.
Tools I Use
Mostly Mechanical pencils that range from 2mm to 0.3mm leads. I prefer using a 4h lead for my layout and then darkening it with an F or B lead
Wacom Cintiq 24
Yes. I went to Sheridan College for Illustration, but mostly self-taught.
Mechanical pencils and Wacom Cintiq
I have a love, hate, and angry relationship. I can attempt to do it, but it takes longer to finish one. I would be charging double for time and effort.
No and Yes. No, if you are taking close up shots of one particular image. Yes, if you are taking picture of the whole display.
Ivan Reis, George Perez, Neal Adams, Eddy Barrows, José Luís, John Byrne, Richard Bennett, Alan Davis, Carlos Pacheco
It’s what I grew up with. The abilty to draw characters I grew up with is self-rewarding.
Becoming a part of it. Learning, sharing, and getting motivated by other’s work.
Seeing ‘false’ artists get a pass over true pros. These artists copy or trace established work and people turning a blind eye to them.