My Watercolor Blog

February 9, 2013

Stippling Drawing technique

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth @ 10:45 pm

56 sec. demo of a software 3D stippling effect (you can see the limitation that each dot has the same darkness).

It seems you still need an artist for the effect to come off correctly, making each choice about each dot and hatch line. One of the Wall Street Journal artists says they spend ~5 hours stippling a single head portrait (its still done manually sans computers).

With my limited experience enjoying stippling, it is clear to me that a single dot darker than another in certain key areas can relay different information about the thing being drawn.

See some beautiful medical drawings from an 18th c. surgeon / great artist Cheseleden :



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