Now that you’re familiar with dot art, wouldn’t you like to draw more elaborate dot art?

So, let’s try the dot vignette as an application of dot art creation.


What is a vignette?

Vignette originally meant decorative patterns such as arabesque patterns, or decorations and illustrations for books and the like, but the term came to mean small dioramas, and nowadays it is used to refer to small diorama-like illustrations and dot-pictures.

Vignette-like illustrations, especially those drawn with dots, are called dot vignettes.

A vignette is characterized by the fact that part of the character and scenery is cut out and made to look like a diorama, so that the viewer can feel a story even in a small picture.

There are a variety of vignettes, ranging from a boxy garden-like view of a cityscape viewed from an angle, to one in which nature, buildings, and items are placed around a character standing on a pedestal.


Features of dot vignettes


One of the features of the vignette-style illustration is the pedestal placed underneath the character.

We often place a character on a pedestal and surround it with worldviews such as items, buildings and natural landscapes related to that character.


Box garden type

Another common drawing style in vignette-style illustrations is the boxed garden shape.

This is a method of placing characters and scenery in an overhead space like the image.

Some boxyard vignette illustrations don’t have characters, just a landscape cut out of it.


Draw a dot vignette

Now let’s try the dot vignette.

Arrange the motifs you want to paint

In drawing the vignette-style dots, think about what you like and what you want to draw.

You should also decide whether you want a pedestal or a boxyard shape to make it easier to work with.

The next step is to cleanse with a dot pen.


Plotting and coloring with a dot pen

Paint in the colors with the dot pen downloaded from the Cloud Brush.

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Once the line drawing is done, we will paint the base color.


Once the base is painted, you can paint the shadows and lighted areas.

If the area to be colored is large, it is more efficient to draw the border of the color with the dot pen and fill in the margins with the bucket tool.


I wanted the thickness of the pedestal, so I added a brick to the base of the picture.


Dot vignettes are not limited to fantasy, you can also create a piece of fantasy, a town scene from a trip, or even a piece of everyday scenery from a familiar subject such as a school, town, or store.

I hope you’ll try your hand at dot vignettes too!