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The Dot Croc by Xovq The Dot Croc by Xovq
This is a piece I have been working on since November 2006. It is not a photo. It is done with stippling (lots of dots).

edit: I concluded that it is a Indian Mugger Crocodile, because I was able to find a picture of another type of crocodile, and it's snout seemed narrower. Indian Muggers break the snout rule when comparing alligators and crocodiles. The dimples are what keep me from saying it's an alligator.)
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Given 2008-04-16
The Dot Croc by ~Xovq shows intense dedication and hard work with the use of stippling, a technique that is not easily used, but when applied correctly creates a dazzling effect. ( Suggested by BobTodd and Featured by oilsoaked )
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Progavarium Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was looking through this website to find some stipple or pointillism art pieces, and this one made my jaw drop. Truly well done Xovq. Very impressive. So, how long did it take you to complete?
Take care.
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Xovq Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. It took about 90 hours from start to finish.
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BillHalamArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Beautiful stipple piece here... Love it <3
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angeluslei Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing piece such stunning detail perfection.
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vworkssocali Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Xovq, I bend down to one knee, bring my hat to my chest, and bow to the Master.  
Get the idea there my friend. Bravo, this piece is beautiful. What is the W x H on this work of art? Have you kept track of your time, how many hours do have on this?
I was working on a landscape/marina piece from an original colored pencil piece I had done, that was, or is, on an 18 x 24, I tried to keep track of my time on it, but that kept throwing me off of my concentration to stay focused on what I had intended on working on that day. Hard to explain, plus I was in the dining room of mine and my g/f's condo. I didn't have "my" room you know. but now I do, so I should bust that baby back out, I have been working on other pieces instead, a portrait, a fantacy portrait, even a frog on a palm frawn, and that one is in color as well. 
I love this Croc though, a wonderful job. 
Many Props,

Stippler
vworkssocali@gmail.com
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Xovq Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. It is 8x11 and it took me about 1 hour per square inch, so around 88 hours total.
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Sevenark Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
How can you do a thing like this with dots !? It's amazing ! :D
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Xovq Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's done with patience.
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AncientEchidna Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really amazing artwork you've created. =D
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Xovq Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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AncientEchidna Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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laurenlilly757 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I've done a painting that was done in all dots. I'd have to say it was really difficult so I can understand how hard this must have been for you.
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so amazing!!!
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AzeFish Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic work! It's no wonder this was awarded a DD!
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myaik Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
great job... I stippled a few pictures too. Really sophisticated. =)
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tonare Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Featured: [link]
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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Xovq Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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CatThatOinks Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah......... *impressed* This is really good!

How big is the paper?
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Xovq Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. 8x11 inches or so.
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Tidoucaca Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
it's just impressive!
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Xovq Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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rkelc Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Incredible!
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Xovq Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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trianglekate Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!............................
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erwinpineda Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow this is awesome...:)
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Xovq Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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erwinpineda Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:love:
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nunopadilha1974 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
very nice work.
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Xovq Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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IleaRice Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
This is absolutely amazing
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Xovq Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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vworkssocali Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
X- This is sick my friend, did you happen to do any sort of counting on how many dots you placed on this or any of your other pieces? I tried while working on one, just tried even making a mark off to the side every fifty or so, I ended up spending more time making those dots and losing focus that I eventually bagged the idea until maybe I have a chance to film it, then count from that. Anyway, your the BOMB my friend. nice work. but did you notice the clown on the crocs tongue? looks about like the Thing, I think that was the movie.


Great work, again. See you on the other side.

V
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Xovq Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :) No, I didn't count them all.
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The-Grim-Mark-0890 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that is amazing, I don't get how you would have the patience to just sit there and *dot* *dot* for years to create one piece, I am amazed by your dedication and patience lol.
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Xovq Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Nicole-Marie-Walker Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The texture on this crocodile is amazing! I love it.
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bulldogs-09 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
I have so much respect for you right now i dont pictures half as detailed in stippling and it drives me crazy.
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Xovq Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. c:
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Wonderful. I do the dots in paint.. and thus can really appreciate what you have accomplished. OCD technique!
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Xovq Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. c:
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dodavis419 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Did you use just one pen size or multiple ones? This is done very nicely.
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Xovq Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think I switched accidentally.
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dodavis419 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
It still came out well. I'm sure this took a lot of time and concentration.
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pennyu Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow
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ArtLife1 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
WOW THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL IM ABOUT TO CRY LOL. I ADMIRE YOU FOR THIS PIECE. KEEP IT UP. COMMENT MINE :)
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HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Stunning and wonderful work of art! Love it!
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wastingpaper Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
That is sick! i stippled much smaller pictures than this and they made me go nuts. Respect!
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Xovq Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. c:
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BlueAngel-Mermaid Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
That is so awesome.
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