Myself in Dots

29 Feb

"Myself in Dots", drawing, pen & ink.

 Description: Pointillism (a post-impressionist school of painting exemplified by Georges Seurat and his followers in late 19th-century France characterized by the application of paint in small dots and brush strokes) has always been a passion of mine and I have been doing various pointillism works since 2004. Instead of paint, I used a .05 fine tipped pen. This particular self portrait took about 6 weeks to complete, the hair being the most painstaking part, because of the precise position of each dot and the layering/pressure needed to create the different shades. It takes a lot of patience but it is a fun way to pass the time, give it a try!

A close-up image of Kat's piece.

Contributor’s Note: Kathleen “Kat” Casey was an ex-Art major, an ex-Theater major and now is a current English major with a concentration in Professional Writing. She is the Senior Editor of Special Projects at Red Skies and believes everyone should stop by a Red Skies meeting or submit their work! She plans to graduate in 2020.

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7 Responses to “Myself in Dots”

  1. Nicole Douglass March 1, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    Impressive!

    • katcasey March 1, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

      Thank you =)

  2. Jarrod March 1, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    Very interesting! Looks great

  3. Sandy March 1, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

    What talent and patience you have, Kat! Thank you for giving Red Skies a new medium!

  4. Perry Glasser March 23, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    did I ever mention how much this work impresses me?

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