Stippling Portrait Made from 3 Million Dots

Miguel Endara created this incredibly realistic image of his father by using a technique called stippling. Over  the course of 210 hours he figures he created more than 3 million dots. Believe it or not, he only used 1 pen for the entire drawing. Watch the time lapse video which shows Miguel working his magic after the jump.

The number of dots is an approximation, not an exact number. But it’s a very very close approximation. I filmed myself in just about every section of my drawing and got an average of 4.25 dots per second. That translated into 3,213,000 dots if you multiplied that by 210 hours, which is what I logged in for the entire drawing. Because I know it can’t be exactly accurate, and because I think I might be off just a few thousand dots or so, I rounded it off to an even 3.2 million. – Miguel Endara


Link: Miguel Endara’s Vimeo profile

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2 Responses to “Stippling Portrait Made from 3 Million Dots”

  1. Davey says:

    Amazing…just amazing!

  2. Brad says:

    I wish i had that kind of patience.