Hero by Miguel Endara
Published on August 7, 2012
Miguel Endara‘s Hero is an intricate portrait (to severely understate it) of his father created entirely out of ink dots, 3.2 million of them in fact. Yes that’s right, 3.2 million. This It puts any amateur drawings you might have done of your folks to shame. This self-produced video takes you through Miguel’s painstaking attention to detail as he recreates a portrait of his father in pointillism, using the humble dot alone. Completed over 210 hours, it’s an awe-inspiring feat as we follow the pen and dot count up, starting with the dark background to his father’s facial features—with every minute skin cell, wrinkle, hair and contour captured in hyper-real perfection.