Javier Pérez, aka cintascotch, an award-winning graphic designer and audiovisual producer from Guayaquil-Ecuador, is also prolific doodler. We enjoy following him on Instagram or tumblr and seeing his simple sketches, often combining objects such as his hands, or Doritos in a cheeky way. His drawings have been featured several times on boredpanda.com, and he even has a legion of imitators who post images with the hashtag #javierperez.
We were thrilled that Javier indulged us with an interview!
How do you come up with your ideas?
The ideas come from the hard work. You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to create everyday. Book, movies, art books help the brain “get in shape.”
Did you experiment with lots of different objects, and then come up with the drawings, or do you have ideas and then pick the objects?
I am inspired by an idea or an object. Sometimes I see an object and then I have an idea, sometimes it’s the other way around.
Were you encouraged to draw when you were younger?
When I was a child I drew all the time, like all kids. I watch a lot of cartoons to see the style. I created many characters and comics, then I sell them to my family. I’m not a professional illustrator or photographer. I just take photos of my work.
Please complete this sentence: I like to draw ____.
Javier’s mantra is “Create every day. No matter your skills.” Thanks Javier! We will!
All images courtesy Javier Pérez.