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Monday, 6 May 2013

Tiger Art

For something completely different.   Here's a drawing I did as a gift for a family member who loves tigers.  Just to clarify, I'm not an artist but I really love the effect which can be created using the technique I used which is called 'pointillism'.

Pointillism was introduced to the art world by Georges Seurat during the latter part of the 19th Century.  According to http://www.incredibleart.org/links/pointillator.html, 'the concept of pointillism is to create solid space of colour by using dots of two or more colours in an area'. 

In my drawing, I used 10 different grades of lead pencil to give me the desired effect.  This is not the best picture as it was taken with my mobile phone but the use of dots is quite distinct as is the pile of books underneath it...  :)

Of course, the post wouldn't be complete without a poem.


I stared down at the fabric of the road ahead of me
Hypnotised by the stitches binding the tarmac into one
Mile after mile my eyes were drawn along
The stitch upon stitch in a perfectly straight line

My thoughts converged with my vision for a time
As before me ran the perfectly formed stripes of the tiger
Converging at points and fading at others
The line upon line in an abstract symmetry

I raised my eyes to the distant streaming lines
Blinked twice or thrice to clear my errant thoughts and mind
Back to the ever present winding road ahead of me
The black upon black of wheels on newly laid tar


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    1. Thanks, Katney

      It appears that it may be a glitch somewhere else...

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    1. Thanks, Evalina

      The picture was more taking the time to work with a specific technique and it was done from a photograph. I absolutely cannot imagine something and then draw or paint it out of thin air - those are the real talents I admire. Good Grief, I wish I was able to do that.

      Talking about talented - I follow your 'This and That' blog and wish I had your talent... :)