I’m not entirely sure where the desire to stipple is coming from.
On a practical level it’s a better way of turning very fine pen details into a decent print without losing all the ultra fine details (which has been happening with hatching).
There is something deeper though, which I haven’t really got my head around. I dislike routine and control over every little thing so why such a laborious drawing technique? Or is it just a better tool for looking deeper at something. I’ve always wanted to capture magic. I’m extremely happy when observing nature.
Anyhoo, I’ve started learning Tasseomancy.
My brain does feel a bit starved of new information, so I’m enjoying the process of researching, experimenting and absorbing new levels of understanding through symbology and intuition. Plus tea is a life partner so I feel like it’s strengthening our relationship. Heh heh! Plus the family line does lend itself to certain interests and abilities.
So these were the ponderings while doing yet another stippled ink pen and collage drawing! Here it is in stages and finished. I really have to work on better photos!