Stippling with colored inks

I have been working on some Stippling projects. The first one of the Blue Bicycle I have been working on over a year. It started as a graphite drawing of the Bicycle and after some wonderful suggestions I came up with this piece of artwork.

It is on 9 x 12 Rembrandt Multi-media paper using Dale-Rowney acrylic inks and Micron pens. Some of the Stippling I did with toothpicks.

I used three different references and took bits and pieces from each of them. Also did thumb nails and then a couple of trial runs (I know there is a term for this stage but has slipped my mind - if you know let me know!!) Finally, I came up with this.

I did an ink wash in the background and then stippling over all of the positive space. I guess in this particular piece that the mortar between the bricks is the negative space.

As always critiques are welcome.

Blue Bicycle by wall

The three pieces of birds are 5" x 7" I just trying some techniques out using Micron pens and Faber-Castell Indian Ink pens.


The last one is a combination of stippling and hatching/brush work with the FC brush nib pens.

Thanks for taking a look!



Thank you for sharing your new works, Teri. They are really amazing.
I think you’re gifted for illustration.
The birds pieces are fabulous. The textures you’ve created in these works remind me of exquisite embroidery works.
Excellent! :tada: :cat: :wine_glass:

These are fantastic! Love them.

Hello Maki,

Thank you so much. I never thought about it but I do both needle work and ribbon embroidery. Maybe these skills (not at all advanced) have helped to define my style of artwork.

Again, thank you for your comments.


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Thank you, Denise. You have been an encouragement to me since I joined the Virtual Instructor.


Such fine detail and skill in your art work. Thank you for sharing the stippling technique with ink. Awesome!


I LOVE these! You shall have go give me tips. Since you used more then one color - is it pointillism? Your detail is amazing. Such a talented artist

Ahhh…Thank you June. I will have to learn what I am doing!!! Your opinion means the world to me as you well know.


Thank you, Marty.

I finding that stippling or as I just learned pointillism (spelling??) is relaxing. I really enjoy using the 005- and 003-point pens. It may take more time but is worth it. I hope you try it!