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Joel Brochu Created a Portrait of a Beagle Using Nonpareils

By: Meghan Young - Published: Nov 21, 2011 • References: artstormer and mymodernmet
The art technique known as pointillism is impressive on its own, but student Joel Brochu has decided to take it to a whole new otherworldly level. Pretty much the opposite of pixelation, pointillism is used to create paintings through a series of strategically repeated tiny dots. Joel Brochu believed that he could recreate this art form using different materials. After first experimenting with M&Ms, he decided to get even smaller; that is when Joel Brochu stumbled upon nonpareils at a local bakery.

Nonpareils are essentially tiny ball sprinkles used to decorate cakes. Joel Brochu used these colorful sprinkles to recreate a photographed portrait of a beagle. Wanting to "wow" people, as he puts it so eloquently, Joel Brochu definitely did that, using 221,184 nonpareils in the process.