Hero: 3.2 Million Ink Dots Can`t Be Wrong

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in

Hero from Miguel Endara on Vimeo.


A drawing of the artist"s dad composed entirely out of 3.2 million ink dots.
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Male 53
tattoo artist in the making i believe?
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Male 412
[quote]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?[/quote]

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.
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Male 559
holy f*ckberries that`s cool
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Male 1,569
Mythbusters are always taking enough safety precautions... Myth Busted!
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Male 526
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?
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Male 87
Absolutely incredible.
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Male 2,700
"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.
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Male 2,700
"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.
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Male 412
@pigsnout5: He comments on his video (on Vimeo) on this:

"[I]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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Female 546
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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Male 5,194
I watched my mom do drawings like this. Great effect, super tedious.
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Male 4,902
Awesome but stupid picture.
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Male 583
scanned his face
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Male 208
Yep it`s pointillism, was never a fan but this is good.
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Male 1,569
is that pointilism?
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Male 675
And this my, good friends IS art.
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Male 369
Very cool... But he could`ve used a better pic... Looks like Dad`s been squished under a pane of glass...
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Male 223
That was fantastic.
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Male 2,790
you missed a spot
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Male 2,737
yep, I counted them.
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Female 357
Very cool.
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Male 6,737
That`s pretty drating cool.

My arm would be killing me wthough. :D
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Male 1,582
So drating cool. He`s going to make so much drating money off that drawing.
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Male 7,744
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.
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Male 7,744
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.
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Male 500
@heavypred. stfu. no one cares.
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Male 4,594
Aints, I think you`re funny.
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Female 2,674
@heavypred - Who died and made you art police? Geez!
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Male 249
@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.
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Male 2,690
@ 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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Female 54
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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Male 506
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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Male 7,378
Pointillism.
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Male 2,579
That pic sucks
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Male 812
Amazing.
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Male 878
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.
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Male 532
Taking the commercialization of art to . . . levels that have already been achieved.
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Male 68
That is one patient dude.
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Male 10,440
OCD much?
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Male 687
dont the printers do the same thing?
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Male 959
wonderful technique and talent. Awful picture
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Male 153
@heavypred Your self shot pic is terrible.
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Male 297
Damn, stippling is a tiring process but cool as Hell if you know how to do it well
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Male 249
This is terrible...
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Male 20,163
Link: Hero: 3.2 Million Ink Dots Can`t Be Wrong [Rate Link] - A drawing of the artist`s dad composed entirely out of 3.2 million ink dots.
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