Friday, December 9, 2011

A Drawing with 3.2 Million dots


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(Video Link) Miguel Endara shows what's possible with a Micron pen, lot of patience, and 3.2 million dots.

8 comments:

Adrian said...

There's another stat that impressed me, 240 hours. Or is that fairly normal for a picture/painting?

Brett W. McCoy said...

One of my favorite techniques!

Wonder how in the world they were able to count the dots, unless the guy is autistic or something and really counted them :-)

william said...

wow, always been impressed with people who pad the patience for pointillism. To Adrian, wow 240 hours is probably 5 times as long (or more)as I spend on a painting (average maybe 40-50 total). Curious how long other artists spend (I know James mentioned in a previous blog, only having a few days or a week to do some of the Dinotopia paintings.)

Steve said...

Wonder if all those dots were produced with one pen. I've experienced wide variation in the lifespan of my Micron pens, probably due to how long they hung around in the store before being pressed into service.

WASPart said...

I haven't spent 240 hours ever on a drawing, but in high school I would do stipple projects that would take up to 30 hours. Not nearly as impressive, and I doubt they even exist anymore. . . Inspiring video, mate!

Greg Newbold said...

I think I have done one painting in my life that took over 150 hours. I swore never again. Most of mine take anywhere from 20-50 hours. I guess I am not nearly as patient as some. I like to see results.

Matthew Gauvin said...

My children's book art tends to take around 30-40 hours for each illustration some of that is just because of all the extra client input and adjusting things to fit their desires and some is due to the task of trying to create characters that remain recognizable from one image to another without having models for reference. I have had at least five illustrations in my life that took 100-200 hours. Those tend to be the images that are large, have lots of characters in the single image, extremely detailed or have aspects that need research and or design for various characters.An image like Miguel has done in this video, done in paint, would only take a few hours. Press the guys face on the scanner, print the photo, trace it onto the final paper, make adjustments, paint it in with a blakc and white photo as reference. Of course that would look no where near as awesome as his rendition looks!

bzyglowi said...

Wow. That's dedication.

I'm pretty surprised at the people who talk about 40-50 hours as an average for a painting. Maybe I just have a short attention span, but I think the longest I've taken on any one painting is maybe 20-30 hours. My average is anywhere between 6-10 hours. I would never have the patience for anything like this piece.