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Illustratorís Amazing Wilderness Paintings Are Smaller Than A Penny

Impressive art from Sam Larson.

by: Ted Alvarez


San Diego-based artist Sam Larson proves that great art sometimes comes in tiny packages. Using ink and watercolor, he draws incredibly detailed scenes inspired by wilderness, the outdoors, and the West — and he draws them smaller than a penny. Check these out:

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His larger work is pretty great, too. Look at this Field Notes pad stylized with bears and mountains:

You can follow all of his work and purchase prints at his site right here. But you should probably hurry before I buy everything. 


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