Hi, everyone! Today we’ll talk about a technique of painting called pointillism.
Pointillism tries to achieve a brighter image by using points of pure colors. If you look close, all that you see are points that make no sense. But, if you move far enough, your eyes will do the trick and the points will mix to create new colors.
Last picture is Waterloo Bridge by André Derain. You can see a high resolution image here. Try zooming in and zooming out.
The creator of pointillism is George Seurat. His style wasn’t really appreciated at the time he created it. His masterpiece is Sunday afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. He spend two years painting it!
Pixel art takes borrowed some ideas from pointillism. For example, look at these pictures. Pay attention to the shadows, the grass, the clothes, the sky and the houses.
Why don’t you try doing some pointillism mixed with pixel art? We’d love to see! PRO TIP: We are sure Bitdraw and an iPad could be your best allies in this adventure ;)