I have always drawn in black and white, my graphic thinking is based on light and shadow.
Woodcut works very well for this purpose. Besides drawing, I always liked manual processes and designing what I will do. As a result of this inclination, I did my academic training (undergraduate and master's) in Industrial Design. I loved the classes in the wood and metal workshops. When I started doing printing, it was with lithography (stone plate). I was told that woodcut would not work for my drawing, since the possibility of working with details was not very simple. Soon after that, i moved to Buenos Aires to study art. I couldn't find a lithography studio to work on. Luckily for me, one of the classes I signed up for was with a great Argentine woodcut master, Leonardo Gotleyb. I had already tried to engrave on wood a few times, but I only really tried when I started to study with him. I saw that the technique was not so limited and that if I worked hard, I would be able to do something interesting. He saw that I was really taking that thing seriously and invited me to live in his print studio. It was months turning into nights, trying to make the most of it. When I returned to Brazil, I bought a press and since then, I work only with woodcut. Woodcut has a few steps and that fascinated me. Preparing the material, sketching, engraving, inking, printing ... I can't stand doing the same thing every day and woodcut allowed me that dynamic.