MICRON PEN ON SMOOTH BRISTOL PAPER
9 x 12 IN
FOR SALE (Custom Black Frame with gray mat and wire backing)
RASHELLE STETMAN ORIGINAL DRAWING
The entirety of this piece was created using “Stippling” with a black pen. Stippling is the resulted image containing no lines. It is strictly a collection of dots, strategically placed to suggest forms, shapes, contrast, and depth. It is left to the viewer’s eye to complete the picture.
I often use the stippling technique in commissioned logos, landscapes and portraits. I believe it’s a way to make viewers see different things within a work of art. The dots allow your eyes to have room for interpretation, while enjoying a highly detailed drawing.
When I first moved to California, I was struggling. I worked so much, and from my private studio so making friends or having a social life was almost impossible. A neighbor of mine gave me his surfboard and I started hitting the waves to see what happened. It was hard, much like drawing it would take me years to feel I was any good at all. It was in this moment I decided to take that idea to paper and use this specific technique to speak to what I was learning each time I took my board out. Quick surfing tip- Start with a longboard or foam board.