Do you remember those imaginative doodles you used to make in your high school notebook? Maybe you still make them. But Phillipine-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes creates doodles (as he calls them) that are probably several orders of magnitude greater than any you or I have ever made.

His most recent work is called “Time Guardian.” This stunning portrait of an owl features an unexpected twist – the whole thing is drawn out of minutely detailed gears, cogs and other mechanical bits, giving the soaring owl an intricate steampunk look.

Overwhelmingly busy compositions and richly detailed worls are part of Rosanes’ signature style. But what’s most astounding is that the artist once considered his “doodles” to be just that – nothing more than a hobby. But now that his work and his talent has been recognized by international art blogs, magazines and online art communities, he has started working together with international artists and design agencies.

Rosanes’ work and success should serve as an inspiration to anyone who considers their drawings to be “just doodles” – get yourself out there and see what the world has to say about your work!

For more work like Rosanes’, check out these stunningly intricate insect drawings by Alex Konahin.

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Impressively Detailed Pen Doodles By Kerby Rosanes originally appeared on Bored Panda.