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Pointillism Techniques; Definition and How To Explained with Illustrations

Updated on February 25, 2016
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Cheryl Paton is an artist who believes in creating positive designs. She also likes sharing artistic tips and techniques.

Butterfly in pointillism.

Pointillism butterfly painting by Cheryl Paton
Pointillism butterfly painting by Cheryl Paton | Source

Pointillism Techniques - Painting with Dots

Pointillism is a method of using dots, large or small, to achieve various affects. It originated in the impressionist era.

The most common method is by painting. Early pieces were done using paint brushes; now it is also done with items such as push pins, bottle caps, pebbles, and more. I think foam popcorn packing pieces would make an awesome design. They could be painted before or after making the design.

The dots can be placed singly, in rows, or randomly. The dots can also be placed by themselves, in groups, and/or be overlapping.

The dots used can also vary in size. They can be uniform in size, or they also can be varied in the same painting.

I have also seen pointillism made with small dots of a raised medium, that were painted after the medium has dried.

Image credit for the Pointillism Butterfly Painting is to Cheryl Paton; she is also the author of this page.

Pointillism is painting with dots.

The dots can be various sizes.

The dots can be spread out or close together.

The dots can be different colors, or they can be done in monochromatic, all one color.

Paint is not the only medium used for making dots.

Some pointillism paintings are done with objects, such as push pins, pebbles, rocks, and buttons.

Polka dots are considered a type of pointillism by some.

Helpful Tips for Teaching Kids Pointillism

Have them paint on a smaller surface or with really large dots.

Draw general outlines before painting.

Use watercolor pencils for the drawing, the

paint will blend in, and excess lines can be

wiped off.

Paint with large dots, preferably markers.

Have fun with scented markers.

Have music playing with a fun beat, while painting.

Kids can enjoy making a scented picture!

Scented markers are a convenient way to paint a lot of dots, and have fun with smell too.

The larger the marker tip, the larger the dot.

The smaller the marker tip, the smaller the dot.

Smaller dots render a more intricate painting.

Regular markers are fine for marking on paper and canvas. When painting on fabric, acrylic paint for fabric and acrylic paint pens will bleed less, and be more permanent.

Scented markers can be a fun motivation for painting with dots.

Size matters - Use Sponge Paint Markers for Large Dots.

It is a quick and easier way for kids.

There are a couple of ways that I know of to achieve the larger dots.

One is to paint with round sponge tips by dipping them in the paint and then dabbing them on to the painting surface. To have the sponges last longer, wet them first and squeeze out the excess water, before dipping them in the paint. Be sure to rinse them between color changes. Also clean them afterwords, according to the type paint that was used; water for watercolor paints, soap and water for acrylics.

A second way, is using Sponge Paint Markers. The paint is already in the bottle, ready to use.

These markers will make larger dots, and the painting time to go faster.

Creativity Street Sponge Paint Markers (2400)
Creativity Street Sponge Paint Markers (2400)

These sponge markers are rated as washable. The colors include red, pink, blue, orange, black and green.

I think this looks like a great size for painting on poster board.

 

Very small dots can be made using a small tipped stylus.

Other ideas are pens, fine tipped markers, and fine tipped paint markers.

The stylus is used by dipping the stylus tip into the paint and then applying that to the painting surface. Depending on the size of the tip, how the stylus is held, and how much paint is on the stylus, will have an effect on the shape and size of the the dot.

Not all dots are round.

The stylus is also a great tool for painting eyes and/or pupils.

Some stylus's are made for painting.

The handle on this stylus is made of wood, and the ends are made of hardened steel.

The tips on this one are two different sizes, a plus for painting dots with a stylus.

Since it takes extra time to dip the point in the paint before applying it to the paper, this is one of the slower methods. However, it can give a more varied affect, as the dots can vary in size due to an accumulation of paint build up on the tip.

There are stylus's that are also used for art and crafts.

Darice Broad Point, Double Ended Tracing Stylus
Darice Broad Point, Double Ended Tracing Stylus

The tips are used for dipping into the paint and then applying it to your surface.

 

Three butterflies in pointillism

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Pointillism with focused direction

The dots can be placed in a specific direction

The butterflies in this painting were painted with small uniform dots. The dots were laid down pretty much in the direction of the patterns on the wings, with minimal spacing in between.

I used a small stylus tip that was dipped into the paint first. I usually got two dots done with one dip into the paint.

I painted the leaves, flowers, and stems, using regular brush strokes. Only doing the butterflies in dots gives them a more delicate look.

Pointillism Experience - What is your experience?

Answer in the poll if you like. Either way, read on; there's a short quiz you can take at the end, if you'd like.

Chime in with your pointillism experience.

Are you new at pointillism?

Add your comment to the appropriate comment box.

Yes, I'm here to find out how.

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    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      love pointillism

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      pointillism is nice

    • Tara Wojtaszek 4 years ago

      I've never tried pointillism but I love looking at pointillist works of art.

    • Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I've seen art made of this technique but didn't know what it was called. I'm learning new stuff here!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      want a lesson on how to tecah it, and what age group would this be appropriate for, using a jungle theme btw

    • yayas 4 years ago

      I have never heard of Pointilllism. It sounds very interesting. I'm anxious to learn more.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes. we are new

    • GL2005 4 years ago

      Yes, I was hoping there might be a technique that was appropriate for my preschoolers.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes ! trying to see how to to teach students !

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yeah

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yeah and I'm excited

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes i want to learn how

    No, I've done pointillism, just browsing for new techniques and info.

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      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i learned it in school my cool art teacher twught the class a good way to quickly learn the technique of pointillism

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        lol

      • MissKeenReviewer 4 years ago

        Nope-done it in my art class during college. (thanks for your like)

      • Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

        I'm only the most amateur of artists, and have used pointillism seldom, but am fascinated whenever I discover it in the art world. Once saw an enormous pointillism painting at the deYeung Museum in San Francisco by a Japanese artist whose name, sadly, does not spring to mind. From afar, it looked like a photograph, but up close you could see each tiny, hand applied dot.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i have an art project on it and i am looking to see how to make it better. (like it needs improving it is gonna be amazing because i did it!!!) i think it needs a bit more info on ti though. it is a bit info less

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I'm just browsing for resources that I can use in my year 1 & 2 classes.

        I do a lot of stippling (pointillism) portraits during my free time and have taught this to my year 6 pupils who at the end of the lesson surprised themselves when they see the artwork that they've produced.

        However, their biggest take-away from this activity? The process of learning when to place the dots closer or further apart to achieve the desired effect.

      • Annbulance2000 4 years ago

        I like using pointillism best for portraits done from photos. Check out my ipad2 pointillism at the beginning of my lense. The loose ends of life art on the ipad2.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        We once did pointillism in art class. It turned out as a really pretty painting but we didn't continue it because it took a lot of time. the theme was shoes, hats, and accessories. DO try this at home. It is so much fun but it takes a lot of time, but the amazing painting you get in the end will be totally worth the time you spent on it. Here are some tips: 1- If you a beginner, try painting with big dots. 2- Don't put one color in the drawing you made. If your drawing is orange, add some shadings of red and yellow. If your drawing is blue, add some shadings of green and purple. 3- When you're doing pointillism, don't draw many objects next to each other because then they will get mixed up with each other. Do one drawing and then color it with different colors.

      Organized Pointillism

      Dots can be painted in rows with measured spacing.

      In this pointillism rendering of a heart, the dots were organized in horizontal and vertical rows.

      I placed graph paper under the image while it was placed on a light box. You can also use a sunlit window for a variation of this technique.

      The lines of the graph need to be dark enough to see through to the painting surface. I made a re-usable graph for this on a sheet of clear vinyl.

      Pointillism Heart

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      Plastic canvas can be a good organization tool.

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      Line them up. - An aid for Organized Pointillism - Plastic Canvas

      Plastic canvas provides a plastic grid to place your fine tipped marker in.

      Using a sheet of plastic canvas is another way of having organized dots. Once I've lined the plastic canvas up to where I want it, I hold it in place and use the holes as the guide for where to place the stylus or fine pointed marker.




      A clear flexible ruler also helps to line things up.

      I've found that a quilter's ruler is the perfect tool for this.

      Fiskars 3-Inch-by-18-inch Clear Acrylic Quilting Ruler
      Fiskars 3-Inch-by-18-inch Clear Acrylic Quilting Ruler

      I love being able to see what's under the ruler. This one is 3 by 18 inches.

       

      Distance Matters

      The closer the dots, the more solid an item looks from a distance.

      About the kayak scene painting.

      The dots in the kayak scene were not only random, they are also overlapping. You can also have random dots that don't overlap.

      I drew the initial outline of the kayaks, people, and paddles in with watercolor pencils. I then easily wiped off the watercolor outlines from the canvas with a damp paper towel once the painting had dried.

      Random and Overlapping Pointillism - Dots can be overlapping, giving the picture a more muted look.

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      Paint pens, and markers, make more uniform dots.

      Paint pens bleed less than regular markers, and is also a good choice for painting on fabric.

      Paint pens are a fun way to do pointillism; it saves time in having to dip the brush or stylus into paint. It also has it's own affect, producing more uniform, fuzzy edged, dots. The size will vary with the marker size. The smaller the dots, the more delicate the affect, and the more time it takes to paint the design.

      The paint brush was the first instrument used for creating a pointillism picture.

      Princeton Brush-Princeton Series 9000 Brown Handled Brush, Set of 7, for Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor-Mixed Media Paintbrushes
      Princeton Brush-Princeton Series 9000 Brown Handled Brush, Set of 7, for Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor-Mixed Media Paintbrushes

      Different shapes of the brush head will give a different look. Just dip the brush in the paint and then dab it on your picture. No strokes allowed. : )

       

      About the red rose design.

      On the red rose design, I first painted lighter base coat for the background. Then I painted with darker dots over the various base coats.

      The dots can be painted over a different color or shade background.

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      The first instrument used for painting with dots

      was a paint brush

      The brush end can be used for a less uniform dot, and also the end of the handle for a more uniform dot.

      The larger squared brush will make a pretty good size dot.

      The smaller the number on the brush size, the smaller the dot will be. As the number size increases, the brush head will increase, as will the dot size.


      A fun idea!

      Start with making splatters as your first layer of dots, then create your picture from that.

      Are you ready for a quiz on pointillism?


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          Carol Fisher 8 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

          Lovely lens on one of the less used techniques nowadays. Welcome to the Art & Design Group.

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          kab 8 years ago from Upstate, NY

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          lovemybob 8 years ago

          Amazing patience and attention to detail you must have! Welcome to The Painting Group!

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          I remember in highschool when we learned about Pointalism in art class. I loved it! It's nice to see a lens on this unique art technique.

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          Mickie Goad 8 years ago

          Here's another lens I will bookmark! Thanks for sharing.

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          Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

          love pointellism and the lens..lensrolling to several of my lenses.

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          Cheryl, I love this lens, I learned what pointillism is. I just didn't know that is what it is called. I love your art designs. 5 Stars

          I'm getting motivated,

          Susie

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          Cheryl Paton 7 years ago from West Virginia

          @anonymous: You're welcome Susie. I'd love to see what you create.

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          hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

          lovely lens. i <3 Suerat's work.

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          Cheryl Paton 7 years ago from West Virginia

          @hlkljgk: Seurat's work is amazing!

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          Cheryl Paton 7 years ago from West Virginia

          @LaraineRoses: Loraine, that is so cool. Glad you've found this information helpful. All the best. Cheryl.

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          Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

          My sister did some artwork using this and I really liked the results.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Thanks for spreading the word about this technique.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          To see how far you can take this look here: http://www.iserv.net/~spif2/index.htm

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          Bellezza-Decor 6 years ago from Canada

          Thanks for explaining pointillism techniques.

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          Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

          Thanks for sending me here. This is great. I featured it on facebook at Homeschool Fun for Tweens and Teens

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          Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

          @RhondaAlbom: You're welcome Rhonda. Glad to help out.

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          SusansZooCrew 6 years ago

          I love pointillism, but boy does it take some patience........

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          Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

          @SusansZooCrew: That it does. It helps to use bigger dots and randomness if you want to move a little faster. : )

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          emmaklarkins 6 years ago

          Beautiful work! Pointillism is one of my favorite styles, because it's not like drawing lines - if you mess up, you just make more dots! Blessed by a Squidoo Angel :)

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          I have used a pen for pointillism, but never paint. Something I have wanted to try for sometime. Like your tips- Thank you!

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          Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

          A beautifully done description and how to on pointillism.Nicely done.

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          Liz Mackay 6 years ago from United Kingdom

          Thanks for the information.

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          Jennifer P Tanabe 6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

          Some lovely examples of Pointillism, and great explanations of the technique. Blessed.

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          Michey LM 6 years ago

          Very good explanation, info, and presentation. 5 *

          I love the french pointillism decade.

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          Amy Fricano 6 years ago from WNY

          Great stuff. I have tried it without templates. It is not nearly as easy as it looks.

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          gravityx9 6 years ago

          wow, great looking effect but I think it would require much patience (something I lack). Makes me more appreciate the work others do to create art with it! THUMBS UP!

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          Patricia 6 years ago

          I love this art!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          i think is a great art style,check this artwork i made in one of my sites:http://www.ratemydrawings.com/drawings/fantasy-art...

          i made that to combine fantasy with another art style.let me know how i fare with that painting.

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          efriedman 6 years ago

          I had only thought of it as the traditional approach, with a paint brush. Interesting to see the idea of using a stylus or pen.

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          Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

          @efriedman: I also saw where an artist created dimensional dots and then painted the dots, for a much large scale pointillism picture.

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          Judy Filarecki 6 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

          Thanks for all the alternative ways to achieve this. I've never tried it, but the different ways you suggest, make it sound like an interesting new technique for me to try.

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          sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

          really this art form is new to me. thanks for introducing this lovely art. ~blessed~

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          JoshK47 5 years ago

          I've always been fascinated by pointillism! I definitely don't have enough patience for it myself, though.

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          whoisbid lm 5 years ago

          first time I came across this word. A big thanks to informing!

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          Indigo Janson 5 years ago from UK

          It's a tricky technique to master but can be very eye-catching when done well, and Seurat's work continues to fascinate us after all these years.

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          June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

          A friend introduced me to pointillism many years ago. I love the look but I wouldn't have the nerve to try it.

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          VacuolateTuna 5 years ago

          Fantastic article and a great resource for painters. I had not thought about using a paint pen to create pointillist pieces! I use pointillism myself in my space art. Would you mind if I feature your lens within my own "Space Art, Astronomical Art and Cosmic Art: An Overview" as a resource for aspiring artists?

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          Serenity30 5 years ago

          Beautiful artwork! I have tried this method with a brush rubbed on watercolor pencils. And felt tipped black pen.

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          Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

          @VacuolateTuna: You're welcome to feature it. Thank you.

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          Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

          @Serenity30: I imagine that the pictures made with a brush rubbed on water color pencils would be very pretty. Thank you for sharing your tip.

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          Barbara Radisavljevic 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

          It looks like an interesting method. I have to admit I'd never heard of pointillism before now, so I learned something. It would be fun to have time to learn to paint.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I have already tried this method but it is so boring

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          hi

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          lol69186918 5 years ago

          it is a magnificent style.

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          Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

          @anonymous: It can be. I have found the random method, with paint markers, to be more interesting, especially with some cool music to listen to.

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          Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

          @lol69186918: I agree.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Hi, I am studying pointillism and pop art at school! i find this website MUCH more helpful than all the others! I find it really helpful, thanks :)

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          Close2Art LM 5 years ago

          great look into pointillism, I've never made a complete piece with this style but do use it to add texture to my pieces, Great job....Blessed!

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          Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

          @Close2Art LM: Pointillism would make a nice texture. Thank you for the blessing.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          doing a pointillism project with middle school kids, after studying divisionism and seurat, we came to a huge realization: use a very SMALL canvas! this method takes FOREVER! my kids lost attention super fast, and even i just wanted it to be over. the kids who were really focused did a great job, but most of them couldn't stick with this style for as long as a 9x12 sheet required. if i do this again, we're doing a half size sheet (maybe 4x6) but never anything as big.

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          Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

          @anonymous: I so agree! For kids, use either small canvas or large dots! Markers are also a better choice for kids, so they can steadily make dots.

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          lclchors 5 years ago

          very interesting I might try it

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          psiloveyou1 5 years ago

          When I was in high school, one of my art projects was to choose a picture out of a magazine and cut it half. We glued one half in our sketch pads and used to pointillism to complete the other half of the picture. We were only allowed to use a pencil...no colors. Mine turned out pretty good!

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          Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

          @psiloveyou1: That is so cool. I've actually done pictures like that before, but not with the pointillism. What a fun learning experience.

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          UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

          Fascinating! I wish I had the patience!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I have tried this before in art class. It took a lot of time so we didn't continue it. But the time you spend is totally worth what you get in the end. By the way: it was George Seurat, an impressionist, who first made pointillism. Oh, I have to know these stuff because my art final exam is tomorrow. Wish me Good Luck! (although I don't need it)

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @CherylsArt: No, actually, i love doing it, it was my art teacher stopped the project because it was taking a lot of time to finish it, now it is half colored, half blank.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          This is a bit of a twist - Push Pin Art using 3 dimensions...

          http://www.zhibit.org/profile/willhanlonstudios

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          Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

          @anonymous: Ah, yes. I mentioned pointillism with push pins in the introduction. A cool way to do three dimensional pointillism.

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          cmadden 5 years ago

          I did one piece entirely in this style, in ink - an astronaut hovering above the Earth; it was about 16" x 16" and took a very long time! I photographed it and used just the astronaut for one of my cards. Interesting lens!

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          Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

          @cmadden: It sounds beautiful. And wow, in ink; yes that would take a long time! And so rewarding when it's finished. : )

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          cmadden 5 years ago

          @CherylsArt: My turn to say Wow! Thanks for adding my EVA card to your lens!

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          Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

          @cmadden: You're welcome.

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          Annbulance2000 4 years ago

          I have enjoyed this lense. I liked the quiz and scored 8 so I was paying attention. Just popping to zazzle now to see your other art. Thanks for a great lense.

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          JoshK47 4 years ago

          Popping back in for another visit to sprinkle some fresh Angel Dust around here!

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          Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

          @JoshK47: Thank you so much JoshK47.

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          WindyWintersHubs 4 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

          Awesome work, Cheryl. You've created very unique designs using this techique.

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          Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

          @WindyWintersHubs: Thank you Windy. Glad you like them.

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          coolmon2009 lm 4 years ago

          Nice lens on pointillism

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          Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

          @coolmon2009 lm: Thank you coolmon2009.

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          yayas 4 years ago

          Pointillism is such an interesting technique. I do believe I am going to have to try my hand at pointillism. Thank you for sharing this inspiring art technique.

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          Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

          @yayas: You're welcome YayasHome.

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          Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

          I remember doing a small project in a basic art class in college, but not since then. Our oldest granddaughter (age 7) is learning to do pointillism and quite creative with it.

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          Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

          @ecogranny: Hi Graceonline. It's amazing what one can do with dots, isn't it! : )

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          Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

          @Projectlazy: Thank you so much. Yay!

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          Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

          Wonderful lens! I learned a lot and the examples were perfect. Merry Christmas!

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          Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

          The first time I saw this technique, I was really fascinated. I like it very much.

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          CruiseReady 4 years ago from East Central Florida

          I learned about pointillism in art history class, but hadn't thought much about it since. Your red rose in pointillism is really nice!

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          Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

          @CruiseReady: Thank you CruiseReady.

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          Brandi 4 years ago from Maryland

          I love this lens...and I'm going to make pointillism the next art lesson I do with my kids. They will have so much fun with this! :)

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          Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

          @Brandi Bush: I can feel your enthusiasm, sounds like a fun time!

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          Carolan Ross 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

          Love Pointilism and Seurat art, have not created my own - yet!

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          MissKeenReviewer 4 years ago

          Pointilism is not only use for painting but also in drawing using pencils, markers and etc. It is an art technique for many medium. Nice lens -now I am inspred to use this technique again. Kudos.

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          Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

          @MissKeenReviewer: You are so right. Some of those examples are mentioned above. Some people have also used push pins as pointillism dots.

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          Tara Wojtaszek 4 years ago

          Very interesting information about pointillism. Thanks.

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          Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

          @TaraWojt: Thank you Tara. You're welcome.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Love the pointillism butterfly floral stamps!

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          Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

          @anonymous: Thank you Accordingtopamela.

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          moonlitta 4 years ago

          Sounds like a fun way to draw things:)

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          Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

          @moonlitta: Thank you moonlitta for your comment. It can be a very fun way to draw things, especially with the right kind of music playing in the background.

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          Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

          I remember doing this in art class (jr high) -- didn't have the patience then but will definitely revisit it again :)

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          Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

          @SheGetsCreative: It's more fun with music, and/or scented markers. Whichever is your fancy.

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          seodress 3 years ago

          Very interesting. Just remembered my days in our school.

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          blestman lm 3 years ago

          Yep just like school days.

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          Interesting things are particularly attractive, I like this lenses.

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          Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

          @anonymous: It's amazing what can be done with dots. Thank you.

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          Rose Jones 3 years ago

          Really enjoyed this beautiful lens, and it was inspiring.

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          Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

          @Gypzeerose: Cool. Glad you liked it. There's so many ways to paint with dots! : )

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          Ibidii 3 years ago

          I have not tried this yet. Excellent lens! I love the use of plastic canvas for the grid. I can do that!

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          Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

          @Ibidii: Hello plastic canvas lover. : ) Now you have another use for your beloved canvas.

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          julieannbrady 3 years ago

          Hey there -- I got a perfect score; probably because pointillism is one of my favorite styles! I always loved impressionism.

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          Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

          @julieannbrady: Congrats Julie. I love those styles of paintings too.

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          VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

          Pointillism is so cute, one of my favorites!

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          Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

          @VioletteRose LM: They are cute, aren't they.

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          sheilamarie78 3 years ago

          I've seen Seurat's painting at the museum. Amazing!

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          Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

          @sheilamarie78: I imagine the original would be fantastic!

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          Angela F 2 years ago from Seattle, WA

          I remember doing this in art class years ago but haven't tried it since. Maybe it's time to give it another whirl...

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          Cheryl Paton 2 years ago from West Virginia

          SheGetsCreative Cool! I'd love to see what you create.

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