daffodil - pen and ink drawing

This is my second go at drawing a piece in pen and ink using the stippling technique. Stippling means putting one little dot next to the other. The closer the dots are the darker the drawing is.

The drawing dook me 1h and 45 minutes, and it took me two days to do it. It is important not to get in a hurry, otherwise the drawing will look sloppy. I tend to be an impatient person, wanting to see a quick result but I somehow managed to get over my impatience. I even noticed that the simple activity of putting one point beneath the other got me into a kind of zen-like state, totally absorbed with what I was doing.

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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

One response to “Daffodil”

  1. Jacqui says :

    Ulla I really like your pen work. Pointillism is so much fun, like you said mesmerising. So glad you mentioned your blog on wetcanvas. Really impressed 🙂

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