Stipplelation (or, lots-a-dots)
For as long as I can remember, I have been drawing – capturing the world around me. I am extremely meticulous, and am drawn to representational works of art. The ability to create a three-dimensional form in a two-dimensional space has always intrigued me. Most of the work I create is realistic in nature, as I enjoy the challenge of applying a medium to the task of communicating detail. As with most artists, the pencil is the rudimentary tool in my creative toolbox. Right along side that for me is ink – especially fine point pens. One of the first large-scale drawings I ever undertook was a stipple piece. Since then, I have never been able to get the technique out of my system. When I was introduced to the work of Chuck Close, I was amazed at how he seemed to exploit detail. I have done several master studies of his work and my love of stippling found its way into those exercises. This is one of the longer studies of that series that focuses on the facial details of the portrait.