A drawing with no lines.
A stippled drawing is made up entirely of DOTS. Placed side-by-side the marks meld together with the white of the paper an offer up the opportunity to produce a seamless gradient of values for your drawing.
In the video below I share a few of the stippled drawings that I have made during made during the past 30+ years and offer insights I have gained from using the technique.
If your view ends here, click below on Read More for the rest of the lesson.
Reduce or enlarge your image
Sizing up (or down) your next project
You know several methods to use for transferring an image to work good paper. You even have found the perfect reference image BUT you really wish it was a different size. No Problem! I can help you with that.
I'll show you mine.
I decided to go with the coloring page image that I had reduced to 2" as my stipple demonstration project. After I got underway I had the idea to turn on the video camera (yes, I wish I had thought to do that when I started). Below is a slide show of still photos showing the progression of the flower along with a short clip of me working away at it.
This week its "choose your own adventure"; find an image that is special to you for your stippling project. My advice is to find an image with nice contrast and keep your drawing between 2 and 4(ish) inches size. You can go bigger of course which is your choice, it just depends on the time commitment you wish to make to the drawing.
Please share your drawing when you are finished. I am very interested in learning what you think of stippling and if you thought that music made a difference in your work rhythm.
I'll see you at the Zoom gathering on Thursday, June 25th at 7PM - Julie