Drawing in Dark is the work of the Karen Ruffles, an artist specialising in highly detailed charcoal pencil drawings. From landscapes to wildife and dark fantasy.
Drawing in Dark is a play on the materials she uses - carbon in all its velvety forms - but also her favourite time of day. Everything changes when the sun begins to set. Not just the view but the sounds are different and even the way the air smells is unique. It's also when she starts to wake up again and has always done her most inspired pieces.
Karen is fascinated by what she sees around her and loves to take photos to draw from. Each new image teaches more about the world she lives in. With each new subject, she has to adapt her technique slightly, or use a different combination of materials which then leads to new ideas and possibilities.