Tiny Drawings

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.

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To begin with I had no problem at all.  None of my pieces are massive anyway, and I tend to draw small.

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Not to mention that none of my work is very complicated.  Especially the monsters.

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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.)

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I tried to get as much detail in them as I could.  Like the shading.

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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.

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I really should have stopped using the white gel pen before this point.  The nib is way too big.

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My eyes were starting to hurt, but I had to see how small I could go.

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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.

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Go check out Sam’s twitter to see what she did.  My favourite is this rainbow planet.

Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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