Inspiration for the upcoming “OrnaMenatl” pack hit me when I saw a very detailed kind of art, the art of drawing with dots, sometimes called “Stippling” (examples) or, in broader context, “Pointillism” art. I was in awe of the dedication and determination one must have in order to set out on a journey to create a painting made out of thousands or more of… just dots. Something about the subtle shades that are created using this technique had drown my attention and captivated me.
Searching for more of this “stippling” art led me to the realms of Sacred Geometry, Mandalas & Ornamental Tattoos – all made out of dots – and from there it all ignited very rapidly: In my imagination, these 2D stippling drawings had converted into gentle texture on a 3D stone-like surface. Those subtle shades transformed to be natural ambient occlusion shadows in between the parts of a stone structure. A moving sculptor was born.
“In my imagination, these 2D stippling drawings had converted into gentle texture on a 3D stone-like surface.”
The outcome, “OrnaMental“, has no actual stippling art in it, but it all started out of fascination, and kept ongoing with a lot of passion, to this kind of look and expression.
I’ve been using Pinterest to explore, find & save the images that kept me inspired while carving this pack, more about Pinterest in future posts, but for now, you can see some of these images in this Pinterest Board.
Here are first images from “OrnaMental“, enjoy them while we are getting ready for the upcoming release!