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In terms of art, what does "stippling" mean?

somebody on instigram commented that "stippling" was time consuming..... what is stippling? I've taken art classes, but have never done or heard of "stippling"

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gotSLEEP

its like making tiny dots into a picture. instead of shading with pencil for example and outling everything is done in tiny, multiple dots. it takes alot of patience and frustation

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I don't think I'd have the patience for that... Idk... Maybe! I have patience for shading and sketching, but idk about dots! Thanks:)
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gotSLEEP
np! well hopefully u dont have to do it in art class if u r taking it in high school as an elective. i totally bs my stippling project and i had to do it with a ball point pen X_x and there is a certain technique.
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I'm not in art anymore, but I took it in high school and loved it! We didn't have to draw in pen though.
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I mean we didn't have to stipple.
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oh ahhaha. youre so lucky! half my class bs their project because we had to sketch a certain object then trace the drawing 3 times in difference direction on a final paper and stipple the crap out of it with shading.
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Oh. Yea I'd have no patience for that!
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fritzmerde

You may have done this as a child, it means to paint, engrave, or draw by means of dots or small touches.

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Ohhh ok. I've just have never heard that term before!
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Thanks!
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You use a round brush that is flat at the end and lightly pound the paint on.

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This answer is completed different from the first answer... And that's not what the picture looked like...
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Paint should never be pounded.
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Pounded might be the wrong word. Tapping, maybe....And it is not really all that different as the brush leaves small dots.
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