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Almost there…Pen and Ink

For this weeks sketch I decided I would try another Pen and Ink.    The technique used is called stippling.  Both pointillism and stippling use tiny dots to create an image.  Pointillism uses primary colors and relies on the eye and the mind to blend them when viewed from a distance.  Stippling uses dots to produce solid and shaded areas.  I am finding this piece a lot of fun, but it is more time-consuming than a sketch.  I have only posted a picture of the eye for the simple reason that the rest of the sketch has not yet been completed.   πŸ˜‰  Hoping to have the completed piece posted in the next couple days.

In the meantime, enjoy these pointillism pieces by Henri-Edmond Cross and Paul Signac.  Make sure you stand back from the picture when you view it to get the full effect as the eye and the mind blend the colors.