What comes to your mind when you hear the word stippling? ‘Dot’ came the roaring reply from most children. So what is the stippling technique all about?
The technique does involve the dot as it’s main element but also other shapes like the square, triangle and rectangle can be used to make a stippling artwork. Paints and ink can be used to create this kind of work.
Pune-based artist Umakant Kanade’s works gave the children a peek into stippling works using ink. The works included minute detailing of forms using dots. A new and novel perspective on nature with well-balanced compositions astonished the audience.
While trying the technique at the studio, the kids used paints. They began their own individual work after a demonstration using different approaches to stippling was shown- works with very close dots, far dots, using shapes like triangles and rectangles. With some initial struggle, the kids found their way in the stippling arena!