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Uploaded: January 2, 2013
Artist: SilentNeko
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: January 2, 2013
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Pointalism is the art of adding dots to make an image.

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how to draw a dog useing pointalism

How to draw a dog useing pointalism

how to draw a dog useing pointalism step 1

STEP 1.

First you are going to lightly sketch out the dog do not make your lines too dark.(However before you get started with drawing first you need to find a picture to use as your reference point. By doing so it lets you know where the shadows are and where you have different contrasts in the image. The reference point can be in black and white or in color it is up to you. Color reference points you can use colored sharpies or fine point markers, however for this particular image were only going to use a black fine point sharpie.)
 
how to draw a dog useing pointalism step 2

STEP 2.

Start small. Start with the nose first. To make your dots look darker you are going to add more dots to the given area that are closer to one another. This darkens makes the area darker. To make the shaded area lighter you are going to keep your dots further away from one another, spacing them out.
 
how to draw a dog useing pointalism step 3

STEP 3.

Now progress to his spots. The same rules for making the area lighter or darker still apply. Make sure that you are dotting the paper with the tip of your marker avoiding dots that look like tadpoles. If you have a dot that looks like a tadpole then the dot has a tiny tale. Tadpoles are one important reason why you shouldn't place dots down to quickly.
 
how to draw a dog useing pointalism step 4

STEP 4.

Now continue to dot onto his eyes. Make sure that your rembering to space out your dots where it is needed.
 
how to draw a dog useing pointalism step 5

STEP 5.

Now were going to do the same for the rest of the body. Add on his whiskers by following the rule for shading areas lighter.
 
how to draw a dog useing pointalism step 6

STEP 6.

Now were going to start into the additional areas that need detail. Use the light shading rule to add on details around his eyes, on his ears and, on his face.
 
how to draw a dog useing pointalism step 7

STEP 7.

Do not forget to go around the edges of the dog and lightly dot. Make your dots line up single file around the dogs body. Also fill in any other additional spots that you may have missed.
 
how to draw a dog useing pointalism step 8

STEP 8.

Now finish with adding dots to his paws and chest. Earase your pencil marks and your finished