Artist draws portrait of father with 3.2 million dots (Video)

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Artist Miquel Endara used a variety of Micron pens to capture different diameters of dots in creating this amazing portrait that took over 210 hours to complete. It is now known as the most complex connect-the-dots ever.

More of Miguel’s work here.

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  • Paula_

    FIRST! Yawn….
    This gallery needs moar boobs.

    – impressive though, from scratch!

    • Me.

      just reach down to your knees and pick yours up…

    • Cthulhu

      All things science will also be accepted.

    • Chiver4Life

      Congratulations, now go check your email to claim your prize!

      • Paula_

        Well, there is an e-mail there from this Zimbabwan Prince that can't get to the millions of dollars of cash he inherited when the King died, and he'll give me 3.2 million if I help him transfer the money! Woo Hoo!


        • Chiver4Life

          Thats the one! Congratz again on your winnings.

    • Commando00

      Everything needs moar boobs……

  • Adam Purcell

    Seurat would be proud. Well done sir!

    • Henk

      No, he wouldn't. Seurat was an artist. He thought about what he did and why. This has a little skill involved, but mostly it is just passing time.

      • I Like Turtles

        Then go and fucking do it then, you no-skilled jealous bastard!

      • Adam Purcell

        Is he on Seurat or the other great neo-impressionists level? But to say that the artist didn't put thought into what he was doing is foolish. I'm generally under the impression that one doesn't spend 250 hours in any endeavor without a certain amount of mental energy involved.

  • That guy...

    Portrait name: "Dad sleeping against car window"

    • Boom!_Headshot!

      …or dad when he appeared on the chive's "so you got wasted" post :p

    • kim


  • Anonymous

    Pointillism…. Not a big deal

  • Brent

    What's more impressive? Whoever counted 3.2 million dots.

    • dave

      i was going to type that when i saw the video, but u got here first :'(

  • Anonymous

    Except wen u can do it like this. Damn!

  • Dan

    That's incredible! That guy is a really amazing artist.

    • hmmmm

      What's incredible is how every one of these videos for the past month has come off of the same website haha

  • cdanie


  • Gijs

    That is the most impressive faceplant I've ever seen!

  • Jonathan

    <div id="idc-comment-msg-div-234079615" class="idc-message"><a class="idc-close" title="Click to Close Message" href="javascript: IDC.ui.close_message(234079615)"><span>Close Message</span> Comment posted. <p class="idc-nomargin"><a class="idc-share-facebook" target="_new" href="; style="text-decoration: none;"><span class="idc-share-inner"><span>Share on Facebook</span></span> or <a href="javascript: IDC.ui.close_message(234079615)">Close Message The least you could have done would have been to put a link to the original video (or even embed it) to give him some views… Cool video and very nice drawing anyway.

    • sme

      True. Chive's quickly turning into the next Ebaumsworld.

  • Turduckenn

    why do they call it an xbox 360? because when you see it you do a 360 and walk away.

    • Obvious

      Unfortunately a 360 turn would put you facing towards the 360 again.. Nice try though.

      • JTA


      • Bawb

        Not necessarily. You just be making a fashionable extrance.

      • Not that Observant

        Wrong. You walk 3-60s and you walk away. 60+60+60 = 180.
        You sir, got trolled. This is an old one.

        • ...

          If one were to assume you multiply 60 by 3, the correct phrasing would be 3(60). There are no brackets or any other sign of multiplication, so it is clearly just 360 degrees. This would of course leave you walking toward said Xbox 360; the superior gaming console. Idiot.

      • Dalton

        dont feed the troll dumbass

    • nob

      Then you'd walk right into it, nob.

    • Dalton

      you spin around and then MOONWALK away

    • SeemsWifin

      you have to do a 180 to walk away in the opposit way :/

    • supergenius

      I think the 'about face' degree movement you're lookin' for is 180, champ. Turning around 360 degrees will leave you facing and/or moving in your original direction.

    • Lopesco

      If you do that, you would be on the same direction….

  • pete

    woah, compulsive much?Give this guy a quarter to make a xerox…

  • ThisHurts

    the dot counter is obviously fake, as nobody would actually be sitting there counting every single one of those dots for X hours.
    also, WHYYYYYYY????!!!!?????????

    • the_mike

      Right, and nobody would just be sitting there using that many dots to make a picture. Dude might have one hell of a clinger for a chick.

    • pip

      Wait, the numbers magically floating next to his pen aren't real? Are you sure?

    • DAVE


  • etcrr

    talented man, I know I couldn't do it

  • Skinnypete5

    looks like a good way to get RSI. Probably could have picked a better photo of his father, but finished picture does look amazing

    • Chan

      Maybe he loved THAT picture. Maybe it reminds him of a certain event or a special time they spent together.

  • torc

    rsi ftw…

  • Klaus Von Strousen

    who the frak believe this frak ? 3.2m dots SURE… YEAH…..

    • teh dude

      actually it makes sense mathematically.

  • Jabitt1

    Hmm, quite the flattering pose.

  • JDB

    It's called Stippling and it is a very neat technique, and can be very beautiful.

    • pip

      I call it poking a paper with a pen.

      • Jewels

        actually it is called pointilism.

  • Anonymous


  • Who Cares

    What a waste of time

    • Travis


  • John

    Did his father press his face against a photo copier to get the original image?

  • NaTaS

    drawing out the picture then filling it with dots…… seems a little simplistic.

    • Hobo with a shotgun

      It's called stippling, it's no more simplistic then any other type of rendering dip shit. Troll harder fuck dick.

  • thrillho

    Music: Bonobo – Noctuary, off "Dial "M" for Monkey"

    Love that downtempo shit

  • JMK

    I remember my first stipple drawing…..

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