“Just start doing it”, meet cartoonist & illustrator John Rodriguez
Updated: Feb 13, 2022
Hello, my name is John Rodríguez, I live in the city of Puebla in Mexico, and I work as a graphic designer in an advertising agency.
How long have you been drawing or illustrating?
I started illustrating 4 years ago, drawing animals like an axolotl.
When did you feel like you discovered your style? How did it happen?
I feel like my style is still changing and developing every day depending on what I want to communicate.
How can you describe your style?
I think my style is cartoonish and textured illustrations, mostly characters inspired by animals and plants.
Who or what inspires you to illustrate? Music? Books? Please list.
in general, I am inspired by nature, animals, plants, and also objects around me, sometimes I can start to draw with a single random word as inspiration.
Describe your creative process in several steps.
Start with a word or topic. I think of things related to that topic or word to have more material to imagine. I make very quick little sketches from which I choose my favorite. I choose the base colors and begin to shape the illustration.
Which tools do you use to illustrate? Which one do you use the most?
I usually do everything in Procreate and sometimes I use Photoshop
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Just start doing it
How do you see yourself in the future?
I hope to continue improving my illustration and be able to collaborate in the publishing and advertising world with my illustrations.
How can others find your work or connect with you?
You can see my work and connect with me on my Instagram