Scale Conversion Diagram

18″ x 24″
pen and watercolor
I thought it would be fun (and useful) to create a scale reference for myself to figure out how my tiny figures compare to other objects. I had in mind those dinosaur guides that always show up in natural history museums. It might be a bit confusing, even for me, to understand what it going on in the drawing. All of the domestic objects like the mug, toilet, door, and ladder have been scaled up to the equivalent of the real life landmarks (Statue of David, Parthenon, etc.). So, compared to my tiny figure, a fridge is almost the size of the Statue of Liberty.
This was a nice change of pace for me. I enjoy doing illustration occasionally, and it’s helpful to step away from something too traditional and realistic. When you actually look at this drawing, each object looks like one of those removable stickers you used to get when you were a kid. It’s also organized in the same way I might have overlapped them when I was young.
2014-08-13T10:32:21+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|Blog, Little People|0 Comments

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Ricky Colson is a visual artist known for his paintings of miniature people, animal silhouettes, and Welcome to Autumn series. A native Texan, he's also lived in Pennsylvania and Virginia, where he rediscovered his love for architecture, history, and nature.

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