I'm done!! Me and this cicada flew to me also happy I am sure! I am very happy to share with fellow steemians.
The dotting did take time to do but I didn't need a lot of patience because... No deadline!! When I ran out of it, I put my pen down!
Yeah, this no deadline really helped.
Anyway, here is how I did on day 7 till it was done.
There were only few portions left by this time.
I did added more dots to the cicada but mainly focused more on the unfinished areas.
The earlier progresses are in previous posts if you are interested .
The background needed to be done. I used gray to follow the pencil lines first. Then dark green and black. It seems to be the darkest spot over here. Gleam and noise added with blue and orange.
I don't know what that black pole with a cruvy marks...It was near the beach so maybe oysters stick to black pole??
The last is the wing. I left this the last because this spot is very dark and many structures going on. Used gray and brown first, then maroon and lastly black. Well.. I did go back and forth actually.
"Oh no not dark enough..." dot dot dot.
" hey this part is a bit orange-ish!"... dot dot dot.
I did few final adjustments. Stick the drawing on the wall with small piece of masking tape and stepped back to see. This always needed to be done to get the whole image.
If any of you are interested, here are the steps for pointilism!
- Find a photo!
- Find marker pens! It could be one black pen or set of colors. Mine is 20 colors set. Your choice!
- Find paper for watercolors or ink! Start small if you aren't sure.
- Transfer the image using pencil lightly! Hyperrealism artist use projector to be exact.
- Start dotting with lightest colors following the pencil line! Make those dots random and give space in between so it would appear more natural!
- Mix colors! If green, dot not only green but also with yellow and blue. In a distance your eyes recognize them as green.
- Go darker and darker but keep the black for the last because you can't erase them. Use black use onlu when absolutely necessary!!
After doing this realistic pointilism first time in dacades, and using a snap shot photo made me think.
It had noise that normally you don't percive when you look at things with your eyes.
So I was not only trying to reproduce cicada, but appearance only happens for snap shot?
It would be a conceptual art if I make it large and focus on those noise, or even magazine prints with printing technology to show. Very interesting.
All the works and images are done by me, @naomipangolin.