“Joel” is a depiction of a video game character from a game that I played when I was going through a difficult time. The style is pointillism. I painstakingly placed every single dot on the page for it. It’s therapeutic to take the time to work on that, and the thing that’s great about pointillism is that it encourages mistakes. If you misplaced a dot that can make the piece even better!
This art form connects to my internal struggles in a way that not alot of pieces do, and I think that encouraging peers to find what works for them can be just as helpful. I’ve always overanalyzing things, so I get to choose exactly where I place my points, but I also get to care about the image it creates.