Sunday, February 22, 2015

Back At The Art Thing With Dots



  The other day my little girls asked if I could sketch a butterfly for her so I got out the pad and started inking out a monarch using nothing but ink dots.  Its a technique called stippling and I had only dabbled in using it in the past.  It had always struck me that, although beautiful in the end, it was tedious and time consuming form of illustration.  For this subject I decided it was more of a challenge so I dove in head first and started to dot up the paper like a manic telegraph operator.
  Not a bad way to ease myself back into an artistic mindset especially after such a long absence.

  Of course I have to ask, Does anyone have proof that Trout eat butterflies?  I am sure it happens but I'd love to see any fly patterns people have used successfully.
If it worked on a butterfly, why not a trout?
Have a good week.

5 comments:

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

I've never heard anything about trout eating a butterfly. The only time I would think that would happen would be if one fell on the water for some reason.

Bill Trussell said...

Joel
Astounding work!!!! thanks for sharing

Jay said...

I think it works very well on fish. I've done a couple that way and really like the results. Look forward to seeing more of yours.

Joel D said...

Thanks for the comments guys.

Mary Anne Brady said...

Wow! Those drawings are really amazing! I imagine those would take some time, like you said!