California-based artist Sam Larson makes minuscule drawings that are the size of a penny. He photographs the illustrations next to a penny to prove its size and documents them all on Instagram.
His drawings are not simple doodles. Packed with intense detail, color and shading, these images need to be viewed up close to be truly appreciated. His images take inspiration from landscape scenes and feature mountains, cowboys, rivers, bison and other elements of Western scenes. The minimalist images capture the true essence of the West. “I gather my inspiration from the American West,” says Larson.
This just goes to prove that monumental masterpieces aren’t the only grand forms of art. Sometimes the real challenge is packing so much detail into a tiny space.