Dotting Art: An illustration technique

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Dragonfly Dotting Art

Dragonfly Illustration: A watercolour animal painting

Medium: Watercolour on paper
Technique: The paint is applied with syringes
Size: 41 x 56 cm

„How long I need for a Dotting work, I cannot say.In the case of the dragonfly watercolour illustration, it was certainly more than 15 hours. A lot of time passes from the first sketch to the final dot. Often the construction has to be reworked or the colours run messy.“

I developed a painting technique called Dotting

For each dotting artwork, a construction is developed that creates the final ornament-like structure. The challenge is to create harmony between colours, surfaces and structure.

Dotting Art Tobias Vierneisel

Watercolour Painting without a brush

The particular thing about Dotting is the tool that I use for it. The colour is applied precisely using syringes. An ornamental composition of elements is created.

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Face Illustration

Medium: Watercolour on paper
Technique: The paint is applied with syringes
Size: 41 x 56 cm

„Various fashion photos were in front of me and provided the inspiration for the work Face.“

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Seahorse Illustration Watercolour

Seahorse V2

Medium: Watercolour on paper
Technique: The paint is applied with syringes
Size: 41 x 56 cm

„Seahorse was the first work where I used the technique in a mature way. The first version seemed inharmonious to me and was redesigned.“

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Watercolour animals

Dotting as an illustration technique requires that a harmonious construction is developed. The goal than is to allow connections between two, three, or even four dots to create an ornamental harmonic shape. A seahorse was the first organic form I developed, and it took me three tries before the paint application worked perfectly.

In the second step I was inspired by a piranha and a butterfly but I never orient myself on the real world, I always develop my own version of the object.

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Butterfly Watercolour Illustration
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Skull illustration

Medium: Watercolour on paper
Technique: The paint is applied with syringes
Size: 50 x 70 cm

Skull illustrations

I was always fascinated by the human skull, so I kept making different drawings and skull illustrations. I was never interested in the real image, but rather in an abstract approach. The following dotting versions are based on a template that I already used 20 years ago for other works.

 

Dotting Art Skull Illustration

Dotting Art „Skulls“

Medium: Watercolour on paper
Technique: The paint is applied with syringes
Size: 50 x 70 cm / 41 x 56 cm

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Dotting Art Skull
Dotting Art Skull