The Creation of a Portrait Made Up of 3.2 Million Ink Dots

Miguel Endara's drawing "Hero" is a portrait of his father rendered in a painstaking pointillist style, one dot at a time

Miguel Endara's drawing "Hero" is a portrait of his father's face on a scanner rendered in a painstaking pointillist style, one dot at a time. The artist calculates the total number of dots to be about 3.2 million by multiplying the rate at which he applies dots by the number of hours he worked on the image. 

For more work by Miguel Endara, visit http://miguelendara.com/.

Thanks to Rebecca Rosen for the video.

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