There’s always the temptation to work in a large scale when you’re drawing or painting. Bigger usually means your work is displayed more prominently. Bigger work could get you noticed more easily. However, Taylor Mazer shows that working on a smaller scale can be just as effective.

Taylor Mazer chooses to work in a somewhat smaller scale than what most artists are drawn to. His drawings are hyper detailed, atmospheric, and his “Small Drawings” series are done on no more than a few square inches of paper.

Often depicting quiet and seemingly mundane scenes, Taylor’s illustrations come alive when you look more closely and experience his drawings in a more intimate fashion. You get drawn into the scene and you want to keep examining them as though there’s something hidden within them. Perhaps there is.

Check out some of his work below. More at Taylor’s portfolio.











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