Melbourne, Australia based illustrator, graphic designer, artist and typographer Thomas Pavitte 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.
Do It Yourself Dot to Dot Portraits
But here’s what I really find fascinating. He has created and sells dot-to-dot DIY art that combines 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 final portrait:
As you start, a monkey appears. Continue to draw and another image surfaces:
The sequence of drawings:
And finally, Monkey Jesus!
Since this post was originally written, Thomas has authored many best-selling Dot-to-dot books and other puzzle books available here on Amazon.
Shop his Dot-to-Dot books here
Don’t Panic features an interview with Thomas Pravitte that you should check out here.