3 Million Dot Portrait
Artist M. Endara created a phenomenal portrait by filling in the drawing with 3.2 million ink dots.
FAQ: 1. How did you count all the dots? The total number of dots was determined by muliplying the average stippling speed of this piece, 4.25 dots per second, by the amount of time logged in, 210 hours. That translated into 3,213,000. Because I think that number might be off just a few thousand dots or so, I rounded it off to an even 3.2 million. 2. How long did this take? I logged in exactly 210 hours of just stippling, but it took nearly one full year to complete from start to finish. 3. How many pens did you use? Just one! The pen is a Sakura Pigma Micron pen (nib size 005, 0.20 mm). I had many pens as backup, but I never had to use any of them. Go Sakura! 4. So, is this a Sakura Pigma Micron advertisement? Absolutely not. They were not a part of the production of this video in any way. 5. What camera and software did you use? All shots were done using the Canon EOS Rebel T1i (18-55 mm standard lens), and edited/rendered in After Effects CS4. 6. What equipment did you use for those panning shots and time-lapses? I built all of my camera sliders and tracks using pvc pipes and rubber wheels that can be found in any local home improvement store. If you'd like to see how I built them, click here to view some photos. 7. Is this piece for sale? The original is currently available. If interested, please send me an email for a price quote. If you would like a limited edition print, click here. Directed, Filmed, Edited and Drawn by Miguel Endara