Want to Hear from our Featured Artist of the Month: El'Cesart
The Person Behind the Work:
My name is Ngabo Desire Cesar, El'Cesart is my art signature. I'm a student and an artist doing mostly the medium of digital painting and vector art and occasionally traditional painting. I'm a part time photographer and guitarist.
I grew up in Rwanda and studied in different African countries like Uganda,Kenya and Senegal before coming to the Philippines where I'm based right now. I'm not sure about the time I started drawing, I just know that I grew up drawing a lot and loving it, it was always my passion. In every school I've attended, I was always known as the guy who likes to draw and that was even waaaay before I started digital arts. I always knew I was gonna be an artist I never had doubts about it. It's good to grow up doing something you love, following your passion.
I started digital art in 2014. I started with vector art using Adobe illustrator and I made over a hundred vector artworks. Later around 2015, from the money I earned from vector art, I bought a graphic tablet and started digital painting. Right now I'm really into digital painting.
My art is influenced mainly by black culture , hip hop, Africa ,black and natural beauty and nature. I get inspired mostly by good photography, good art from other artists ,music and travelling. Black American culture and life style is my current subject. Most people who see my art, assume I'm probably American and I guess it's because most of the people that I look up to are black Americans.
I plan to find my way to the US after I finishing my undergraduate studies here in the Philippines. Follow El'Cesart on Instagram: @cesar_does_it