hello (Pointillism, a tutorial)

Pointillism is one of my favorite techniques for adding texture. It’s perfect for coloring curly hair and fur, and it’s even great for creating depth and shadow.  Pointillism can be used to color part of an image or even an entire image.


In a nutshell, dots of varying size and color are used to create texture and dimension.  Here I used pointillism and Copic markers to color curly hair and add shadow around digi image Faythe Flies by Tiddly inks.


You can find a complete step-by step, start to finish tutorial using this technique HERE on the Craftsy blog.  If you haven’t already tried it, I hope you will!  Once you “get the hang of it,” it’s pretty quick and actually pretty easy too. Be sure to let me know!  🙂

1amichele siggy

Additional supplies/info: Copic markers (N0, N1, N3, E23, E25, E27, E29, R02, R81, R83, R85, E50, V04, Colorless Blender). Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

3 responses to “hello (Pointillism, a tutorial)

  1. She is seriously adorable and your colouring is perfection!!

  2. oh, how adorable and such beautiful coloring! Must love her hair!!

  3. You do incredible work! I am loving your site.

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