Originally Posted by hazegry
I have a wuestion I notice when you start you evenly space dots out over the entire area you are going to work and I was wondering why you do this?
I love your work man and I like how you did the background letting it fade out and the tree how it doesnt look perfect adds to the realisim of the piece.
I use the whole area of the paper by drawing pictorial form, or dirty, as in a realistic painting.
Leaving the whole area covered, it is easy to read'' light'' on the object depicted. Determine a median value to begin the work, and, as a function of the median, take the reading on the object more to the shadow or light.
With pointillism, is easier to read the space between the dots to see where the light is fixed, and where the shadow is stronger.
A simple example, imagine a cube with indirect illumination, you cover the entire area with dots as median value, then determines a face value of the cube with light intermediate, and put some more points, and then determine the shaded side, and place more and more points.
This is how I work. =)
I hope I have clarified for you =)
I'll put another piece that started this afternoon ... a dog =)