These Adams Carvalho illustrations are the epitome of the saying “less is more.” Though not minimalist, they utilize the most basic of rendering techniques in order to portray engrossing scenes of edgy bicyclists. What is minimalist is Carvalho’s use of color, often overlaying his drawings with a singular vibrant hue while keeping the line work of his initial drawings intact. In a world oversaturated with needlessly complex visuals, Carvalho’s drawings truly stand out.
Many of Adams Carvalho’s subjects also sport tattoos, allowing him to showcase his technical prowess in addition to his stripped-down drawing style. I particularly admire his backgrounds, which are mere silhouettes that feel like actual locations. So much is conveyed without much actually being there.
Poly-Hued Bicyclist Drawings
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