So Many …isms, Part 4
Today’s post is going to focus on pointillism and stipple technique. Both are techniques that use small dots to create a painting or drawings.
- Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small distinct dots of color create the impression of a wide selection of other colors and optical blending. It relies on the ability of the eye and mind to mix the color spots into a fuller range of tones. True pointillism color is an optical illusion.
- Stipple is used in drawings or painting. The dots are made of a single pigment, applied with pen, pencil, or brush. Patterns and shading are created by varying the density of the dots.
Below are current artists who have used the pointillism technique.
Below are current artists who have used the stippling technique.
- Tiger Lily by Doug Ashby
- Queen Anne Victorian House by Dulce Diane Clements
- The Long Walk by Heather Lara