V.O.W N°48 // The 3.2 Million Ink Dots Portrait

published in: Graphics By Ricardo Hernandez, 07 December 2011

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photo © Miguel Endara

V.O.W N°48 (Video Of the Week, 5 - 11 December 2011)

The making of ''Hero'', is a drawing commemorating Miguel Endara's father in a picture.  The drawing is composed entirely out of 3.200.000 ink dots. The time, effort, commitment to the piece shows the importance of the father in the artist's life and the numeration of each dots shows the energy invested in the piece. By using Stippling or pointillism technique, it gives the piece a rich texture and great granulation.  This week's V.O.W. is a beautiful short film by American designer Miguel Endara that shows craft, technique and love.

Music by Bonobo - Noctuary
Created and Produced by Miguel Endara

photo © Miguel Endara

photo © Miguel Endara

photo © Miguel Endara

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  • friend
    Judith | 2011-12-13 00:43:06

    Very good. I am impressed by style and hard work. I do not like the subject matter, but it very well done.

  • friend
    ema_k | 2011-12-15 05:32:13

    I love doodling in ink dots in my free time but this takes real dedication. I usually crap out around 1,000. This is not only an awesome piece but also a beautiful process.

  • friend
    Keith | 2011-12-20 04:04:20

    Wow the concentration and focus is amazing.

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    I am Me | 2012-02-02 05:07:24

    We already do this in art class.. I'm a freshman in highschool. It isn't really anything special, some kids in the same class as me can do stippling just as good.

  • friend
    Well then. | 2012-08-24 22:20:29

    Please, take your arrogance somewhere else. This man is without a doubt more talented than you and your friends.

  • friend
    Armando Cabba | 2012-02-02 22:43:22

    OCD at its finest.

  • friend
    Mels | 2012-02-03 01:29:07

    THAT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!

  • friend
    Brandon | 2012-02-08 23:59:43

    I like how it looks like theyre pressing their face on the portrait and almost looks 3d

  • friend
    Jacqueline | 2012-02-13 04:35:36

    This is wonderful, it reminds me of my dad, because it looks like he has his face squished in a x-rox machine which is what I would do with my dad when I would go to work with him :) I am just jealous that I didnt think to commemorate my dad in this way!

  • friend
    Sam | 2012-02-24 10:39:11

    Awesome, very good use of time. Congratulations

  • friend
    Farhan | 2012-08-24 06:05:18

    I am self learner and new to drawing....the detail is fascinating me.

  • friend
    Byrdie | 2012-09-21 15:47:44

    It is called pointilism ...forgive my spelling.....google Seurat.

  • friend
    George | 2012-09-27 19:25:05

    Pointillism, originating from the Impressionists/Post Impressionists, was creating by using dots of varying colored paint. Stippling is done with black dots on a white surface, usually in pen and ink like the artist uses here. ..

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    John | Estudio de Diseño Web Sevilla | 2012-10-17 14:29:54

    Parece imposible llegar a ese detalle con esos materiales. Increible.

  • friend
    Melanie de Feliú | 2012-10-20 18:02:25

    Amazing work! And I love the song they used for this video.

  • friend
    Chris | 2012-12-21 22:56:39

    Um...hate to tell you, but I only counted 3, 199,999 dots. But seriously...who counted?

  • friend
    aspalathos | 2013-07-22 11:54:04

    Excellent, because its a lot of patient and long time work.With always the sam thing controlled dot.That he does can't everybody do.If you think you are"Smartass" try it for your self.Very rare people know how and can do it right way.

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