Those crazy dots (Stippling)

Hey, so I really liked the look of the technique known as stippling….using dots to describe light and dark areas. It’s really interesting to me as I have a couple of degrees in IT and, of course, printers and imagery are judged by “dots per inch”. So I thought I’d continue working on this as I’ve seen skyline pictures I’ve drawn and thought “bugger, stippling would be perfect for that! So I’ve included a few of my notes which might come in handy.

My attempt at Big Ben

So I’ve been practising my penwork with a few natural scenes like waterfalls, bridges and trees and then after this I’ve tried to draw Big Ben…I really need to visit London again soon but here you go, here are some of my latest sketches…

I’ve tried to go a bit “Quintan Blake” on the above doodle.

Happy New Year!

So on my lunch break at work today I decided to pop down to Winchester Cathedral and do a pen and ink drawing of Anthony Gormley’s Sound II, now, I got a bit carried away with my pencil sketch but I will put it in pen and ink I promise (but I’ve got the new year to celebrate first!) But either way, here’s where I’m currently at:

As I say, it needs a fair bit of work as this took me about 10 minutes but it’s unusual to actually see the statue’s legs s they’re usually underwater.