Pin-tastic portrait is sharp as a tack


YouTube illusionist Brusspup, who created the Crazy Chair Illusion we recently spotted, is back with another inimitable video.  This one isn't so much an illusion, per se, as it is a testament to the power of persistence.  And a long attention span.  And a LOT of free time.

Using Photoshop to break a digital photo down to a mere five colors, Brusspup assigned a shade of plastic pushpin to each color, and then got to work.  Spending over one hundred hours spread out over a month, he assembled a mind-blowing 15,000 pins — each one functioning as a 'pixel' in the larger image — and caught the whole process on time-lapse video.

Enough of our yakking.  A picture is worth a thousand words, or, in this case, 15,000 pushpins.  Enjoy!

Brusspup's YouTube channel, containing more illusions, can be found here.

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