A. Carvalho, aka J Desenhos, is a 17-year-old artist from Brasil, who recently garnered fame with his 3D Notepad Drawings. Using the signature color of blue, Carvalho manually draws lines across a page, adding shape and contouring where necessary, to create a complete illustration. On his popular Facebook page, Nas linhas do caderno, Carvalho shares progress shots of his drawings, encouraging others to share their artwork too.
Many of his sketches play with the signature blue lines of a notepad (most are manually drawn), bending and twisting the lines to give his characters depth. The pieces truly come to life when Carvalho applies shading, a skill he is clearly adept at.
For more be sure to check out his amazing Facebook page where you can find João’s artwork along with other talented artists whose work he routinely shares.