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