Impressionism has always been my favorite style of painting. I loved learning about all the great impressionists in college. My favorite painters are impressionists, but I find this style extremely challenging to achieve myself.
I used a pencil eraser and q-tips to create this acrylic, pointillism portrait. I doubt that Georges Seurat would've been very impressed, but I'm fairly happy with it. The process was a bit challenging, and I did not like this piece during most of the process. In the end though, after some outlining and adding the bright background, I kind of, sort of like it.
The texture that you can achieve with this technique is pretty awesome.
Would I try this technique again? Maybe. Part of me wants to keep trying until I feel I've sort of mastered it, and part of me wants to just run away screaming. ;-)