Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Dot to Dot to Divine. Incredible Portraits by Thomas Pravitte.
Melbourne, Australia based illustrator, graphic designer, artist and typographer Thomas Pravitte dabbles in many unusual forms of art. One of his most impressive and unique projects is that of labor-intensive line drawings connected by thousands of dots.
Take a look at his dot-to dot Mona Lisa, which consisted of 6,239 dots and took over 9 hours to complete.
He sells limited edition prints of his Mona Lisa:
A time lapse video of the creation of his dot-to-dot Mona Lisa:
Do It Yourself Dot to Dot Portrait Templates
But here's what I really find fascinating. He has created and sells dot-to-dot templates that combine two related images in one. The dot to dot templates are color-coded in sets of 100 making them easier to follow and YOU actually complete the drawings yourself, seeing them unfold in first one portrait, and then two, topped off with your own signature.
Let me explain visually. We'll start with his Michael Jackson dot-to-dot portrait which combines the young Michael Jackson and the mature Michael Jackson so you can of what I am speaking.
Here is what the image looks like prior to any connecting of the dots:
Beginning to connect the dots:
and voila! First you get young Michael Jackson...
and then as you continue to draw,
a more mature Michael Jackson appears:
The sequence of the drawings:
The final portrait:
As you start, a monkey appears. Continue to draw and another image surfaces:
The sequence of the drawing:
And finally, Monkey Jesus!
Yes, You Can - Obama:
And the final portrait:
Buy these limited edition Do It yourself Dot to Dot portraits.
Don't Panic features an interview with Thomas Pravitte that you should check out here.
See all of Thomas' interesting work here on Behance.