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I am a self-taught freelance artist, my primary venue is pen and ink in the genre of stippling, or pointillism. I guess it depends on where you're from as to what you call it but I hear different things from different people who say that, "they know" that it's this or that. I just call it mine, because it was funny when I came across the format in the first place. I started working on this piece, it was originally in a be a sketch of a statue that I had bought my now ex-wife, but all of a sudden I started doing these dots around its silhouette and then I filled in the shape of the statues body and I thought I was a genius, be it for a short time. Shortly after that discovery, I still laugh about it today, I saw in the back of a magazine there used to be out but is no longer, called Omni. Now on the back page or so they would always have a unique picture of some sort. This one issue in the back had Domino's laid out and it looks really cool but they were just laying there on this table of some sort but they instructions bottom said to hold the picture approximately 5 feet from your face. In doing so a rendition of, it's been so long, I think Einstein or somebody of a similar stature was on the page. And that was my first realization as to what the dots did. In that picture it showed up close a bunch of Domino's just laying there, squared off to each other not in a disorganized manner but laying there side-by-side and on and site by and however and it turned out to be a portrait of somebody such as Einstein. And then there was somebody there at the store was looking at the magazine that called it stippling or pointillism, or a form of it as being all dots. So that was when I learned of my discovery being not something new but as I researched, was actually something hundreds of thousands of years old. Aside from that I have tried and succeeded I believe and doing some charcoal and pastel. My first and last piece that I had tried to do was of a football player walking off the field carrying his helmet. This piece was done for my daughter in the University of Oklahoma Cowboys colors. It was a pretty good-sized piece and I shipped it to her and her fiancé and unfortunately, maybe six months later they broke up and that was the last I had ever seen of that piece. The rest of me I guess you can learn about on my blog and website where I have my gallery. If I don't post that somewhere else on here all come back and put it in here, the link that is.

The Birth of the “Tiger Within” (temporary name of course)

Sketch 1 Stipple 1 Stipple 2 Stipple 3 Stipple 4 Stipple 5 Stipple 6 Stipple 7 Stipple 8 Stipple 9 Stipple 10

…..This is the progression of a Tiger, from the sketch in, to the Stippling for contrast. Once I complete the primary stippling, I’m going to erase the sketch work, make it “pop” if you will.

Please offer your experience, suggestions, critique’s.

Up to the most recent photo, I’ve got about 14 hours in just on the Stippling alone.
I was going to post this upon completion, but I’ve seen others post work of theirs and I think people should see how the work progresses, from conception to completion. How long it takes, what steps are taken to get to the finished piece.

Let me know what you think.

I want to thank you all in advance for your feedback. Until then……

“How The Years Have Gone By”

As kids sitting in the classroom,

The days seemed to last forever,

The school year couldn’t be longer,

Ready to make that run to the river

Turning sixteen seemed so far,

Independence and freedom,

A driver’s license and then a car

Growing and not having a choice,

Becoming an adult at eighteen,

Finally I’ll have my voice

Living on the brink,

It would surely be fun,

To go out and drink,

If only to be twenty one

How the years have gone by,

Now I’m the parent,

Of the apple of my eye