During her Twitch stream a couple of weeks ago the wonderful SamBeAwesome was doing some teeny tiny paintings. She was preparing to enter a Mini Masterpiece competition on the art supplies website Dick Blick.
I was ineligble to enter that competition, because I don’t live in the US, but I am extremely susceptible to suggestion and so I started doing some tiny drawings of my own.
To begin with I had no problem at all. None of my pieces are massive anyway, and I tend to draw small.
Not to mention that none of my work is very complicated. Especially the monsters.
I could have done something more complex, but I was supposed to be working on another project and didn’t want to spend all night on this. (Spoiler: I did spend all night on it.)
I tried to get as much detail in them as I could. Like the shading.
At this point I was beginning to wonder if this was perhaps small enough. Maybe I could stop here. 1.25 x 1.25cm is pretty damn small. But it’s not a round number. I had to do at least one more.
I really should have stopped using the white gel pen before this point. The nib is way too big.
My eyes were starting to hurt, but I had to see how small I could go.
This is where I lost all definition. You can only barely tell what it is. I’d like to think I could do a better job if I wasn’t doing it late at night when I was already tired. I may have another go at it. And I may see if I could go even smaller. Maybe.
Go check out Sam’s twitter to see what she did. My favourite is this rainbow planet.