Hi. My name is Charlene Villena and I'm an illustrator based in San Diego, CA.
Since I was a child, documenting life in different forms has always fascinated me, and it still does. It helps me remember, creatively.
For the past few years, I've been practicing my skills with Urban Sketch and have been filling up sketchbooks of the little moments of Life. From documenting my travels, random whereabouts around my city, delicious food and people watching, it helps me appreciate the details of our everyday lives which we often take for granted.
A new idea that I've discovered in the beginning of 2017 is my line series. In this series, it showcases my simple, minimalistic side. I focus on drawing people (particularly women) in just one blind, continuous line drawing. I let my hand lead the way and with the end result, I create a feeling or story from it. It allows me to express my emotions and thoughts in a way I've never done before.