Thursday, April 26, 2012

Stippling Technique

I enjoy experimenting with different techniques using ink. Here is my first attempt at "stippling" using a black Micron 08 pen. First I drew an almost invisible outline of the shells using an 4H pencil --- then I made small short periods and flecks with the pen point to produce the form and softly graded shadows. A really fun technique.

Here's a photo of the still life shell arrangement I used.