Artist Connects 6,239 Dots, Draws Mona Lisa

Thomas Pavitte decided to create his own 6,239-dot puzzle. As you’d imagine, something of that magnitude should result in something other than a rocketship, an apple, or a telephone. In fact, Mr. Pavitte ended up connecting all the dots and creating his own version of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa!!!

The project took him nine hours to complete drawing, but that doesn’t include however much time it took him to actually plot out the dots and number them in the first place.

Due to the sheer number of dots, he also color-coded them, switching the hue every 400 dots in order to keep from being distracted by literally thousands of other potential vertices.

The whole drawing is essentially one continuous string of segments, though, and their result is pretty clearly the Mona Lisa.