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Intricate Drawings on Surfboards Created with over 200,000 Tiny Dots

Australian artist Jarryn Dower crafts meticulous works that combine two of his favorite things – drawing and surfing. He uses old, retired surfboards as his canvas and covers them with gorgeous art inspired by the sea. These images are produced with the stipple technique, which looks incredible but is very time consuming. Dower uses over 200,000 tiny dots in any given piece, and sometimes projects will take him up to 30 hours to finish.

We see he's drawn a great white shark (with a bite taken out of the board), crashing waves, a view of a boardwalk, and other beach scenes. Dower sometimes uses color, but he mostly focuses on monochromatic works that give great depth and contrast. The unique pieces showcase the beauty and magic of the shore, and they are made even more special because the surfboard intimately ties into their subject matter.

For now, these works are made just for fun because Dower is still a full time student. He posted his work on Reddit, however, and has gotten a great response from people interested in purchasing his delicate creations.

Jarryn Dower Facebook page
via [Reddit and Geelong Advertiser]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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