It’s All in the Numbers
Sometimes we see a piece of art—a drawing, illustration, or video and appreciate just the final product. It’s not until we see the process, do we begin to value and admire what fully goes into making something from early conception to the final piece. Below are two truly amazing pieces of work that are great on their own—but once you find out the sheer numbers of what it took to make them do you fall into an ever deeper awe of the artist and their process.
Miguel Endara, created a drawing of his father, using the stippling effect (a process in which the effect is produced by a series of dots). The entire piece is composed of approximately 3.2 million black ink dots, using a single Sakura Pigma Micron pen. 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, totalling 210 hours. The video below documents the process in just 2:16. The limited edition prints of this piece are for sale on his site.
Musician, Josh Ritter’s video for “Love is Making it’s Way Back Home”, was created using over 12,000 pieces of construction paper, shown as it was shot. Truly amazing and inspiring work!