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« on: August 02, 2018 09:29:11 PM »



It's been almost a year since I started painting rocks to try and combat depression. I never would have guessed that making hundreds of tiny dots could be so peaceful Smiley

So far I've only painted rocks for friends, and this challenge seemed like a great opportunity to paint a rock for someone I've never met to find!

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2018 03:33:47 AM »

that is one HECKOFA beautiful stone!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2018 06:22:24 AM »

Holy crap!!!! You must have a steady hand because those dots are PRECISE!!!

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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018 10:00:48 AM »

holy cow Batman!  All those dots are mesmerizing, like I'm falling into a trance...
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018 11:09:36 AM »

Beautiful and I like how some of the dots are slightly 3-dimensional (thicker paint drops?) How do you get the dots laid out so symmetrically?  Do you draw a template/guide down on the stone first?
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2018 11:40:26 AM »

Absolutely beautiful work.
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2018 07:37:19 PM »

You must have a mighty steady hand! That rock is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2018 04:02:03 PM »

Whoa, that's one stupendous rock!
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2018 04:22:27 PM »

Beautiful work! It's wonderful that it's brought you some serenity as well. I would love to see more of your work.
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2018 12:11:44 AM »

Thank you so much everyone! Smiley

Beautiful and I like how some of the dots are slightly 3-dimensional (thicker paint drops?) How do you get the dots laid out so symmetrically?  Do you draw a template/guide down on the stone first?

No template or guidelines; I just start from the centre dot and work my way out! I've started using different sized sticks for dotting instead of brushes, which definitely helps to keep the circles a consistent size. The thicker paint is due partly to my random assortment of craft paints - some are a lot cheaper and clumpier than others  Tongue
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