Home / Art / Intricately-Detailed Landscape Drawings are Smaller Than a Pencil

Intricately-Detailed Landscape Drawings are Smaller Than a Pencil

Michigan-based artist Taylor Mazer recently crafted incredibly small drawings that are no larger than your average pencil. In December 2014, he used a fine-tipped Micron pen, straight-edge, and mechanical pencil to create intriguing monochromatic landscapes. They often feature urban structures like abandoned alleys and desolate buildings, but the artist sketches idyllic-looking mountain ranges, too.

Mazer's combination of pen and pencil does a fantastic job of setting a mood. The technique produces rich blacks and soft grays that cloak the subjects in mysterious shadows – there are just a few selective details of solitary doors, half-lit buildings, and narrow passageways. These drawings highlight the artist's great technical skill as well as his ability to ignite our imaginations using minimal tools and space.

Taylor Mazer Behance page
via [JedaVu Art]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

Want to become a My Modern Met Member?

Find out how by becoming a Patron. Check out the exclusive rewards, here.

Sponsored Content