Sonntag, 15. Januar 2017

Dots, Lots of Dots


As mentioned previously, here is a sample of a drawing done wholly in stipple. The size of the dots is dependant on the pen nib size (I was using technical pens and prefer .03 - .05 for most work). The closeness of the spacing makes the area look either light or dark.

The whole work ( an old one from ages ago) to show how the shading forms the content.

A close-up to show how the individual dots and spaces make the images and lights and darks.

Some sizing of dots can be done with harder or quicker pressure.

Fairly subtle shading effects can be made with careful attention to spacing.

Still to come: cross hatching.


  1. So lovely and detailed! I think my hand would break off... (and I would get very impatient....)

  2. This clearly shows why we regard you as the Master (mistress?) of detail work. These always blow my mind.

    I remember your stippling works and the patience you used is astounding. It is interesting to me to reflect on your artistic evolution through the years. These detailed ink works led you to where you are today, employing a looser, freer style.

  3. Actually, I still like doing stippling, but haven't had time for it. I like quite a variety of styles, which is something of a No-No in a world of specialization.
    Thanks anyway.

  4. Man, that is amazing! I don't think I'd have the patience to do a larger work wholly in stippling!