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: Pointillism Horse


TLA
09-17-2010, 08:10 PM
This was a piece I did for a friend a long time ago. It is in their private collection. I am still happy with how it came out.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-ash1/v307/109/115/1078872380/n1078872380_539911_6334.jpg

PencilMeIn
09-17-2010, 08:44 PM
Wow, this is neat! I've never heard of this technique before. Can you explain it a little?

TLA
09-17-2010, 09:10 PM
Pointillism is basically a picture comprised of nothing but dots. The whole picture is comprised of dots of different sizes. The effect can be amazing in some instances.


Here are a couple of close-ups and a whole picture shot of one I was working on (in the next post). I made the mistake of leaving it on my desk and my children decided to "help!" lol My fault for that one. :)

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_xbfHpyeXHWo/SfHkVcF2OQI/AAAAAAAAA_A/Fvp8EtN7eUY/s640/007.JPG
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_xbfHpyeXHWo/SfHkV2Wi9pI/AAAAAAAAA_I/-1MInJfhIjY/s640/008.JPG
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_xbfHpyeXHWo/SfHkWOgNM6I/AAAAAAAAA_Q/BBwVhJjgp2o/s640/009.JPG



I am debating on what my next piece should be. If I should stick with the horses or go with something else.

TLA
09-17-2010, 09:11 PM
Here is what the full piece looked like -
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_xbfHpyeXHWo/SfHkWbWFuvI/AAAAAAAAA_Y/WpNIWmMe3Yo/s720/Jumper.jpg

PencilMeIn
09-18-2010, 08:33 AM
Wow, that is amazing! Placing all those dots must be really time consuming!

TLA
09-18-2010, 08:47 AM
Yeah it is! lol It tends to make me cross-eyed after a while too. It is really fun to see what the picture is shaping up like though. I tend to take a lot of pictures of it as I am doing it so I can actually compare them and see what my progress has been.

equusketch
09-21-2010, 10:23 PM
I did a drawing like that once and probably will never do one again. I don't have the patience for pointillisom. Kudos to you for keeping at it and producing amazing work at the same time.

Terminator9217
09-23-2010, 07:44 AM
wow that is nice, I don't know how to post wow can you help me

Wildest Heart
09-27-2010, 12:39 PM
Those are pretty cool! Looks like it takes alot of patience though lol so i wouldn't say it's for me!

Wingedrat
11-04-2010, 10:06 PM
Pointillism is basically a picture comprised of nothing but dots. The whole picture is comprised of dots of different sizes. The effect can be amazing in some instances.


Here are a couple of close-ups and a whole picture shot of one I was working on (in the next post). I made the mistake of leaving it on my desk and my children decided to "help!" lol My fault for that one. :)

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_xbfHpyeXHWo/SfHkVcF2OQI/AAAAAAAAA_A/Fvp8EtN7eUY/s640/007.JPG
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_xbfHpyeXHWo/SfHkV2Wi9pI/AAAAAAAAA_I/-1MInJfhIjY/s640/008.JPG
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_xbfHpyeXHWo/SfHkWOgNM6I/AAAAAAAAA_Q/BBwVhJjgp2o/s640/009.JPG



I am debating on what my next piece should be. If I should stick with the horses or go with something else.


Amazing!
Kudos to your kids (haha) there is nothing quite like helping mom :}!

Terminator9217
11-04-2010, 10:17 PM
How many dots did you use? ha ha I like it. it's really good, is your dog's name spot by any chance lol.

Terminator9217
11-04-2010, 10:20 PM
Sorry I couldn't help myself, but I really do like your work, unfortunately for me I do not have the patience for that kind of work, I just glad someone does.

DLeeG
11-05-2010, 11:18 AM
Great job. I know how difficult those are.

karaann07
11-10-2010, 11:58 PM
IMPRESSIVE! Oh my gosh, I remember studying this technique in 5th grade art class. I was too impatient for it then, and not a darn thing has changed! LOL I have a friend who has done several pieces with pointillism and I don't know how he manages to stay sane. The art itself is beautiful, but the tedious work is SO not for me!

kcortese
11-11-2010, 09:38 AM
Amazing!!! Wow!!!!

I contratulate to you for the determination and persistance. I don't know if I could apply as much time to one piece. I would work on it for a while, put it away, then pull it out again.

You are very talented. Thanks for sharing this great piece.

Karen

artists
11-20-2010, 03:17 PM
My dad is a huge horse racing 'handicapper' as they call it (horse racing gambler). He would love this! This must have taken an incredible amount of time for both of those works.

alphaphoto
11-30-2010, 06:56 PM
I like the pointillism style and think you've done a great job. I'm also one that doesn't have the patience for that meticulous type of work but I appreciate those who do.

jeremy johnson ink
11-30-2010, 07:36 PM
looks really good cant wait to see the next one

Buck
12-29-2010, 01:33 PM
Great stippling. Those would be really easy to make prints from.

arold10
06-24-2011, 08:32 PM
Those horse drawings look great.

Big Secz
07-22-2011, 10:44 PM
I've never heard it referred to as pointillism. In art school we referred to it as stippling. Here is another good example:
http://dropdeadmeggz.deviantart.com/art/Michael-Corleone-Stipple-143415227

You can get a lot of great effects from it, but it's real tedious work.

Peach
07-25-2011, 03:55 PM
absolutly fantastic, tried it once, should I say attempted, those are amazing, love horses and you have caught those perfectly.. keep it up xx