A Sunday on La Grande Jatte
Georges Seraut, 1884
So... I'm an amateur artist who's learning this stuff as I go. With that said - I learned something new today!
I thought I had used pointillism to draw this portrait until five minutes on the internet informed me that this drawing technique is actually called stippling.
What's the difference?
Stippling is an ink drawing technique that uses tiny dots of a single color to create texture and shading. It is not to be confused with pointillism, which is a painting technique that uses tiny dots of different colors that all blend together when viewed from a distance.
For my portrait of Tara the kitty, I used stippling to suggest the fuzziness of her fur, and combined it with cross hatching, a series of intersecting parallel lines, to create shading. You can see that her fur is made of dots and her shadow is made of lines.
It took ages, but I like the result!