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Top Tips for Creating Inspiring Pointillism Illustrations

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Let’s get dotty with these one-of-a-kind color-changing fineliners!

That’s right, we’re covering the … topic of pointillism and how you can create incredible illustrations using nothing more than dots.

But before we get into our amazing tutorial with our fabulous artist Jowellyn, let’s quickly cover what pointillism is.

What is pointillism?

Pointillism is a painting technique in which small distinct dots are applied to an image. The idea is that when the piece of art is viewed from a distance, the dots will visually blend together producing a greater degree of luminosity and color. This technique was developed in the early 20th century by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac.


Fantastic, now we know what pointillism is, it’s time to go over what you need to create amazing illustrations.

One way you can up your pointillism game is through the use of fineliners, their small, precise nibs make them fantastic for creating all those dots.

But let’s take this one step further … why not try out a color-changing fineliner. Being able to use one fineliner to quickly blend two, three, or even four colors together is super helpful for creating an even greater degree of depth.

With Chameleon Fineliners, there’s ink in the pen and the cap. Meaning by swapping pen caps with another fineliner you can seamlessly blend different colors together. Plus, with their dry-safe ink and 0.3mm nibs, you can see why these pens will revolutionize your art, writing, drawing, and doodling.

Let’s take a look at how these amazing color-blending fineliners can enhance your drawings with the help of the fabulous Jowellyn!

Meet today's featured contributor

Portrait photograph of JowellynI first started drawing using the Zentangle method when I began homeschooling my daughter (Alexis is autistic) through secondary school. Prior to this, I was busy working and writing novels. However, this wasn’t working with teaching, so I needed to find something to do but be available to Alexis at the same time.

Art became my new passion.

In October of 2015 I was kicked in the head by my horse, which shattered the right side of my face. It took 12 months before I could put pen to paper again. Drawing soon became therapy to help regain hand eye coordination and reduce tremors in my hands, and still is as I continue to live with the residual side effects from this injury.

Her patience and determination are exemplified in all her works. Most of her work is inspired by her love of horses and the beauty of the Australian bush. “I love what I do. It’s amazing to finally find the thing I was created to do. It is such a joy.”

Jowellyn's Website | Facebook


Are you ready to develop your pointillism skills? Of course, you are!

Download our guide to learn all Jowellyn’s tips, tricks, and techniques for creating inspiring pointillism illustrations with Chameleon Fineliners.

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