Dude Draws His Dad — In 210 Hours and 3.2 Million Dots

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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By Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

3989 Articles


You may have already seen this video — it’s gone viral in the last few days. Miguel Endara drew a portrait of his dad entirely by stippling dots with a Micron pen. When I was into drawing, stippling was my shading method of choice, but this is nuts. And not only did he peck down 3.2 million dots, he counted ’em, too! Yikes. [Thanks to our awesome Sales Manager Brigitte Kunde for sharing this!]

Miguel Endara