17.07.13 by Jeff

Joao Ruas

Artist Joao Ruas

Drawings by Joao Ruas (personal favourite). More below!

Artist Joao Ruas

Artist Joao Ruas

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Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • JesseDraxler

    dayumn

  • His work always encapsulates a lot of what I work towards as an artist. I’m really curious about the subtle texture going on in the dark segments of these though…Is that just a part of the surface or some sort of finishing glaze (or god forbid illusionistic rendering)?

    • Esme jarrell

      These works are Graphite on Paper, Vellum and Acetate. The texture probably comes from the quality of the surface and the way the artist chose to work into it.

      • Hmm interesting. I’ve heard of people experimenting with turp to paint and push graphite around, but I’m imagining acetate probably works the same but without ruining the integrity of the paper over time. Something I’m trying today haha

      • Esme jarrell

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMtlm0ywYFA

        skip ahead to 2:00.

        You should look into this paper if you are interested in the texture of acetate. It is made out of recycled plastic and it has a similar smooth surface to acetate but is white like paper.

        I have used watercolor on it but I think it would work with graphite & water. But the cool part IMO is that you can remove the watercolor in different textures (see video)





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