Jessica Russo Scherr

Art Education

Stipple Money

Stipple and Pointillism are essentially the same thing.  It is a technique used in art with lots of dots.

Medium:  Black pen


A pointillist drawing of a portrait or an image on paper currency (From any country). The drawing should be larger than it is in real life. For example: the portrait should be monumentalized compared to the scale on the bill. Use more points in the corners to create a vignetting effect that will draw the eyes in toward the center.


Listen to this NPR clip and view the stipple work of Noli Novak


This example is with an old US $5 bill.  You can focus on any currency and do a detail of the most interesting part of the money.

Just about every example is from a former student of mine.  Many thanks to them for all of their time and dedication.

How to earn a good grade on your homework

Follow the criteria presented in class and on the website.

Homework  assignments will take between 1 and 3 hours to complete.

All homework should be completed in your journal unless specified otherwise (not printer paper).

Fill the A4 Page of your journal.

Include a background when applicable.

Shade using a full range of values using a drawing pencil unless specified otherwise.

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