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The Making of Hero By Miguel Endara

Hero is a drawing of Miguel Endara’s dad composed entirely out of 3.2 million ink dots. Personally I’ve found this video very inspiring, what do you think?

How did you count all the dots?
The total number of dots was determined by multiplying 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.

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.

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!

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.

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