Easy pointillism for free time: first steps

Easy Pontillism

The technique of pointillism is becoming one of the most common household activities to do in free time, very easily and comfortably. With something as simple as this century-old painting technique, more and more people are enjoying a passionate hobby while creating decorative paintings for all rooms in the house.

Starting with easy pointillism techniques requires nothing more than a bit of household tools and getting hold of a couple of tutorials or templates. We want to make it easy for you to start with this passion and that’s why we have prepared this website with information, tools, and pointillism ideas for beginners.

You will find everything necessary to take the first steps in this passion that is becoming a true revolution in homes. You will begin to enjoy all the benefits of relaxation and creativity that this art offers and you will have at your disposal a whole range of downloadable templates to start creating your first designs on paper.

An art within everyone's reach

Van Gogh and Seurat are two names that are often used when talking about pointillism. Proponents or creators of the technique, they are recognized artists with works worth millions of euros and are exhibited in the best museums in the world.

This makes some people think that doing pointillism at home and without great knowledge of painting is impossible. “How am I going to imitate Van Gogh if I don’t know how to hold a brush?”, they say when someone suggests starting this hobby.

That initial fear needs to be banished: evidently, like any painting technique, tremendously complex things can be done with pointillism, but also relatively simple ones. In fact, more so than with other painting styles: in the end, pointillism requires patience, a study of color, and a prior plan.

Thus, pointillism becomes a type of art for all audiences that can be enjoyed alone, as a couple, with family, or with friends.

First steps in your easy pointillism drawing

At puntillismo.org, we are experts in this type of artistic style as a hobby, which is why we have prepared a selection of materials and templates that will allow you to start easily, gradually elevate the complexity of your works, and make your projects increasingly interesting and creative.

Therefore, we have uploaded a large selection of downloadable templates that you can print and work on until you perfectly understand how pointillism works, how to improve the works with the use of colors, and retain all this knowledge to, in the future, apply it directly to much more complex free works.

Drawings Made Through Easy Pointillism

Materials for Creating Simple Pointillism

We’ve already talked about templates for pointillism, but this is not the only material that will be necessary to work on drawings of this type. Fortunately, the first kit does not require a large investment, just some markers of primary colors will perfectly serve as a drawing tool.

And what are the best markers for pointillism? The work will always be finer with fine-tip markers, as they will allow to be much more precise in the work and to exchange colors to create the desired effects of lights and shadows.

Once a certain technique has been acquired, there are enthusiasts of this art who alternate the use of markers of different tip thickness sizes and even try other drawing materials such as oil or acrylic and brushes.

Beyond that, good paper or a canvas, depending on the painting material, will also be necessary when you want to work with free designs and the destination of the works are the walls of the house or they are going to become a gift for someone.

Templates for Easy Pointillism: The Best School

Pointillism is relatively simple. By using materials like markers and templates, it’s not necessary to acquire such a meticulous working technique as occurs when working with other types of paints like oil or watercolor, where the paint is more difficult to handle.

This translates into achieving very good results in the first sessions, and even ending the leisure time with already finished paintings. Moreover, the learning curve is very steep, and very soon, more complex tasks can be undertaken.

In that sense, templates are the best school to improve and perfect the technique. They are designed to go from less to more in a very short time, and above all, to work on the most important point of pointillism: the use of color.

Since there is no mixing of strokes, but points that work chromatically with each other, the shadows, lights, and nuances in the ‘drawn’ pieces have to be worked from the use of color.

For example, if an apple is painted, it will not be completely red, but will have streaks, some more yellowish part, and even that particular shine that appears on the skin of the fruits when the light hits them. How to achieve this with pointillism? Well, by combining reds with oranges and whites at the exact points where they need to be used.

The easy point drawing templates guide the pointillism enthusiast from the first moment to understand how colors should be used, and then this can be transferred to any type of work.

Easy pointillism is the first point that must necessarily be passed through to become true masters of this art.

Here we leave you a video on how to apply the pointillism technique simply.

Simple Pointillism as Therapy

Due to its characteristics, easy pointillism is used as a sort of relaxation and concentration therapy. It’s utilized in educational centers, occupational therapies for the elderly or even as a remedy against anxiety and personal overwhelm.

And it is that once you enter the universe of point to point, the mind concentrates perfectly on this and there is nothing else outside of the paper and colors. It’s enough to try it a couple of times to experience all these benefits of pointillism first hand.

Alejandro Morón
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