A project exploring the pointillism technique focussed on portraits and is a technique that I found worked particularly well when trying to portray skin texture.
This first attempt was a transcription of a third party image of a child soldier.
I then did something on a larger scale. This picture is 60cm x 40cm.
This is a transcription of a third party photograph. I used pointillism for the face and background and block colour for the dark area under the hood using a hard charcoal pencil.