Stippling is an ink drawing tactic of creating shapes, texture, and tone, using thousands of tiny dots to compose a larger image. Artists who employ stippling use one ink color (the use of color is the difference between stippling and pointillism). The more dots are drawn, the darker the shade of the image. This technique has been traced back to 1510, invented by Giulio Campagnola, a Renaissance prodigy.
French artist, Xavier Casalta, uses stippling in his ink illustration, “Autumn.” Booooooom reports that 7 Million dots compose this image. “Autumn” is one of the four illustrations in the series. The illustration was estimated to have taken 370 hours to complete. More work from this artist can be found on his official website.