He is just a 23-year-old artist from France, but you will be totally baffled the first time you see his artwork. Known for creating stippling artworks that border somewhere between being great and phenomenon, Xavier Casalta is, well, highly talented. A look at his latest piece titled Autumn will wash away any doubts on his ability (that’s if there is any). His ability and the amount of work and passion that he puts in, is simply amazing.
This latest illustration is a flowing depiction of intertwined flowers, plants and gourds that are done with other vegetation. From this illustration, it becomes easy to notice that Casalta has something unique in his stippling ability. From every shade and texture of every element, it becomes easy to notice that the drawing is clearly defined and done in perfect harmony that may only be achieved by somebody who is miraculously patient.
In this new artwork, Casalta incredibly uses the stippling technique (he is a stippling artist) using a huge amount of very tiny ink dots to make various patterns to create shadows, lines and textures throughout the artwork that makes it a phenomenon. There is no doubt that the meticulousness that is required to achieve such a phenomenon illustration requires nothing, but insane level of patience and control.
For Casalta to stipple every dot at a time, he requires more than just passion. By the time he stipples the one-thousandth dot, he must be very tired with numb wrists and stars in eyes making it even easier to stray the next few dots ending up ruining the whole thing. However, that cannot be said of Casalta whose amazing illustration, Autumn, is made of a whopping 7 million dots! No wonder it took him a staggering 370 hours to complete the illustration.
This artwork is clear evidence that Casalta did a tremendous job in ironing out every element of the illustration. This is an exceptional eminence of practicality in hand-craft artwork that is unmistakably, one of its kinds.