Sayoc Tuhon Rafael Kayanan was chosen as April’s Artist of the Month at ComicAttack.net. Tuhon Raf is interviewed in this piece and they also feature some great selections of his art.
RK: The thing is I would not be who I am without one art complementing the other. I use the lessons I learn from drawing and martial arts to develop the other skill.
CA: How does your fighting knowledge inform your artwork? How does your artwork inform your fighting knowledge?
RK: I take the lessons I’ve learned about determined practice as a process for quantitative deconstruction and knowing about the human body’s motion language from both to use in either field.
CA: What was the first piece you were ever proud of?
RK: It was a double page spread pencil copy of artist Gene Colan’s Daredevil drawn on cardboard. It was the first time I drew a foreshortened figure and I had to find out how it was originally done. It got me looking at how to books (pre-internet).