Friday, April 3, 2009

Stipple Dragon

Here are some step-by-step pictures of an old stipple. I just did this one on an index card with a felt-tip pen. This is by no means the "right" way to work - this is just how I work.

First, I dot very lightly, to decide where I want things to go.

Next, I work on creating some definitive lines. Some people will tell you that lines are a no-no, but I'm very attracted to bold lines.

After creating some outlines, I start to shade. I tend to work on a section at a time, so my lines don't get "lost" in the work. Shade lightly at first - you can always go darker later, but you can't go lighter.

A clean scan of the final image.


  1. Very cool to see the whole process of making a piece like this- It's wonderful!

  2. that is soooo.... beaudiiiiful !!
    you're very talented !!
    ( i know i know... it's just that ...i feel 'real' artists are those who can draw, paint or sketch :) and...i'm not of those :(