Stippling is the creation of a pattern simulating varying degrees of solidity or shading by using small dots. Such a pattern may occur in nature and these effects are frequently emulated by artists.
I am one of those artists. That's right. The art consists of many, many small dots. For this series "Drawings from the Water's Edge", I chose to stipple as it was a meditative way to draw me back to the original memory I had of the subject matter I chose to draw. As an artist, I have always been drawn to doing work that requires me to engage in some form of repetitiveness. I like to stipple. I like how it draws me in and, hopefully, draws the viewer in, too.
Often, I get asked how long it takes me to do each piece. A long time! I have never kept track. "How many dots are in this image?" is another question they have. I have no idea! I came across a couple of other artists that use stippling in their art. They try to answer the question of how long and how many.
This is Miguel Endara. He cleverly made a video of himself creating a stipple piece of his "HERO". Check it out at the following link: