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45 Responses to Hero: 3.2 Million Ink Dots Can`t Be Wrong

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 9:03 am
    Link: Hero: 3.2 Million Ink Dots Can`t Be Wrong - A drawing of the artist`s dad composed entirely out of 3.2 million ink dots.
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    heavypred Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 9:31 am
    This is terrible...
  3. Profile photo of tyger9575
    tyger9575 Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 9:34 am
    Damn, stippling is a tiring process but cool as Hell if you know how to do it well
  4. Profile photo of Aints
    Aints Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 9:45 am
    @heavypred Your self shot pic is terrible.
  5. Profile photo of bankvole
    bankvole Male 30-39
    959 posts
    December 7, 2011 at 9:51 am
    wonderful technique and talent. Awful picture
  6. Profile photo of skytz1337
    skytz1337 Male 18-29
    687 posts
    December 7, 2011 at 9:56 am
    dont the printers do the same thing?
  7. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 10:21 am
    OCD much?
  8. Profile photo of Dick_Head
    Dick_Head Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 10:32 am
    That is one patient dude.
  9. Profile photo of faustsshadow
    faustsshadow Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 10:48 am
    Taking the commercialization of art to . . . levels that have already been achieved.
  10. Profile photo of burbclaver
    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    December 7, 2011 at 10:52 am
    It seems unlikely to me that the dots were actually being counted. I think the counter graphic on the video is therefore BS. I think they more probably estimated the dots per square inch and multiplied it up to estimate the total.
  11. Profile photo of Intaresting
    Intaresting Male 18-29
    812 posts
    December 7, 2011 at 10:56 am
    Amazing.
  12. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 11:11 am
    That pic sucks
  13. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    December 7, 2011 at 11:13 am
    Pointillism.
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 11:16 am
    This is why I gave up cross-hatching portraits on 30x40 illustration board in college. Came to the realization that what I was doing by hand could be done much quicker, easier, and better by a computer and printer.

    And yeah, it does take a level of OCD to do stippling or crosshatching.
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    sazziable Female 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 11:28 am
    It`s people who say printers and computers can do this better that piss me off. Seriously all haters suck, this is amazing artwork. One of my greatest artworks that I`ve ever created was a pointillism drawing (took 60 hrs to make, for my intro to realistic drawing class). It must have taken him at least 80-100 hours to create that.
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    December 7, 2011 at 11:34 am
    @ burbclaver

    You never know, he might`ve had someone there with making a mark on a piece of paper for each time he says 1 2 3 4 5, separating those marks into groups of 5 and then simply adding it all up.
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    heavypred Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 11:57 am
    @Aints> I don`t get it. If you`re trying to be funny, i have to say you`re not. I was just saying that hyperrealism(that`s what this style is called) is terrible and have no point(lol) in modern art since you have the photography that can do it for humans since 1840`s in the same manner he did it there. Pointilism (the manner) was a poor substitute for poor artists. Just take a look at Serauts` anatomies... Just lol. Not trying to spit on anyone`s work, but this kind of job where you trace and tap dots is lifeless and most definitely not art, just skillful use of some of techniques developed since renaissance. Want to see something really cool and realistic - google Albrecht Durer, or more contemporary - Ilya Repin.
  18. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    @heavypred - Who died and made you art police? Geez!
  19. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
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    December 7, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    Aints, I think you`re funny.
  20. Profile photo of swiftkeys
    swiftkeys Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    @heavypred. stfu. no one cares.
  21. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    December 7, 2011 at 1:12 pm
    Okay, one type of Pen & Ink (Stippling, similar to pointallism, but pintallism is with paint. The other type is Cross-hatch).

    I`d have to say his technique is great (nice texture), but I didn`t care for the composition (personal choice).

    Also, I`d woulda spent a little more money and gotten a very nice rapidograph, as I`ve never liked the disposable type.
  22. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    December 7, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    heavypred-"hyperrealism is terrible and have no point in modern art since you have the photography that can do it for humans since 1840`s in the same manner he did it there"

    If you consider it to have no point, it just demonstrates that you missed the point.

    Yes, there is oftern many ways to accomplish something. The `easy` way is not always the best, and sometimes not the desired way.

    In this case, a photograph would not have accomplished the same texture.

    Plus, the effort behind it is what makes it unique.
  23. Profile photo of Justin9235
    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    So drating cool. He`s going to make so much drating money off that drawing.
  24. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    That`s pretty drating cool.

    My arm would be killing me wthough. :D
  25. Profile photo of Trillian42
    Trillian42 Female 18-29
    357 posts
    December 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    Very cool.
  26. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    December 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    yep, I counted them.
  27. Profile photo of cyborg
    cyborg Male 13-17
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    December 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm
    you missed a spot
  28. Profile photo of BJH515
    BJH515 Male 18-29
    223 posts
    December 7, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    That was fantastic.
  29. Profile photo of sourkraut
    sourkraut Male 40-49
    359 posts
    December 7, 2011 at 11:02 pm
    Very cool... But he could`ve used a better pic... Looks like Dad`s been squished under a pane of glass...
  30. Profile photo of SnoopyBG
    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
    653 posts
    December 8, 2011 at 12:03 am
    And this my, good friends IS art.
  31. Profile photo of MrAtari
    MrAtari Male 40-49
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    December 8, 2011 at 12:30 am
    is that pointilism?
  32. Profile photo of 2L84ME
    2L84ME Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2011 at 1:27 am
    Yep it`s pointillism, was never a fan but this is good.
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    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2011 at 1:55 am
    scanned his face
  34. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2011 at 3:06 am
    Awesome but stupid picture.
  35. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    December 8, 2011 at 3:15 am
    I watched my mom do drawings like this. Great effect, super tedious.
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    pigsnout5 Female 18-29
    546 posts
    December 8, 2011 at 3:42 am
    how did he know how many dots he did?

    btw, pointillism sucks. i almost gave myself carpal tunnel in art class doing this. it does create a nice effect though if you don`t screw up.
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    simbha Male 30-39
    412 posts
    December 8, 2011 at 5:00 am
    @pigsnout5: He comments on his video (on Vimeo) on this:

    "t`s not exact, but very very close to the real number. i multiply speed of plotting (how many dots i put down per 10 seconds) with the number of hours i work on each section."
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    December 8, 2011 at 8:13 am
    "btw, pointillism sucks. i almost gave myself carpal tunnel in art class doing this. it does create a nice effect though if you don`t screw up."

    Its called stipling.

    "scanned his face "

    By smashing into a copy machine.
  39. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    December 8, 2011 at 8:18 am
    "just skillful use of some of techniques developed since renaissance."

    Thats what art is numbnuts. What you think every artist has to hold their medium differently every time!!?!?!? Art is as much learned as it is experimented. Guess what, we have things that can type for us too while we use our fingers, yet we still do something so archaic as TALKING!!!

    Just because one artist is great in one way doesnt mean ALL artists have to follow that. in the vain of you saying it isnt that good, well then, duplicate it. If you can do better, cool, if not, then where the hell do you get off judging what is and is not good.

    Maybe you should stop riding on the fair weather bandwagon and think for yourself.
  40. Profile photo of cynic04
    cynic04 Male 18-29
    87 posts
    December 8, 2011 at 9:13 am
    Absolutely incredible.
  41. Profile photo of PhotoKing
    PhotoKing Male 30-39
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    December 8, 2011 at 4:00 pm
    so it`s cool when a human does it, but when an inkjet or a dot matrix in this case does it - not so great?
  42. Profile photo of MrAtari
    MrAtari Male 40-49
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    December 9, 2011 at 12:23 am
    Mythbusters are always taking enough safety precautions... Myth Busted!
  43. Profile photo of danky
    danky Male 18-29
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    December 9, 2011 at 2:15 am
    holy f*ckberries that`s cool
  44. Profile photo of simbha
    simbha Male 30-39
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    December 9, 2011 at 6:12 am
    so it`s cool when a human does it, but when an inkjet or a dot matrix in this case does it - not so great?

    It`s extraordinary that he was able to repeat a motion 3.2 million-or-so times, but the artistic feat is not only that; he was able to take the likeness of his father and transfer it to the medium used. That`s art, and it`s something that - so far - machines cannot do.
  45. Profile photo of DL_ski
    DL_ski Male 18-29
    53 posts
    March 25, 2012 at 10:42 pm
    tattoo artist in the making i believe?

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