’Before I make my illustrations I gather inspiration and start sketching in my sketchbooks. I imagine my characters, their body poses, and their worlds. I always cary a skechbook with me, because you’ll never know when inspiration hits you. Sometimes an image just pops into my head and I just have to get it on paper. Later on, I start painting the final illustration. These are the most fun for me, because they grow spontaneously’

Here is a small collection of Mayon’s sketchbooks:

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