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Millions of Hand-Inked Dots Comprised this New Stippled Illustration by Xavier Casalta

January 22, 2016

Christopher Jobson

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Artist Xavier Casalta (previously) wows us again with his miraculous patience and steady hand in this latest illustration titled Autumn, a flowing depiction of intertwined flowers, gourds, plants, and other vegetation. Casalta uses a technique called stippling, where a multitude of tiny ink dots are made it various patterns to create shadows, lines, and textures throughout the piece. The 23-year-old illustrator estimates Autumn contains roughly 7 million dots applied over a staggering period of 370 hours. You can see more close-up views of the piece here. (via Booooooom)

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Autumn. 56×56 cm ink drawing on arches sheet.

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