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Incredibly Detailed Small Sketches on Matchboxes by Jason D’Aquino

This collection of small sketches that are explained as 'miniature matchbook drawings' are by Jason D'Aquino. All of his sketches are created using graphite and don't exceed one inch by one inch is size. 

I am a miniaturist who works primarily in graphite on found antique surfaces. Whether it's a vintage matchbook, an old page from an antique ledger, or any other historical ephemera – the complexion of the surface is never artificially discolored, but rather naturally aged due to it's exposure to the elements over time.  I achieve these miniature drawings with the aid of architectural drafting tools and high-magnification goggles.  A pervasive theme in my work is the temporary nature of all things, and because of the size of my work much of the content is left to the viewer to discover or overlook.






Matchstick 3

Matchstick 4

Matchstick 6 Matchstick 7

Matchstick 8

Matchstick 9

Matchstick 10

Matchstick 11

small sketches

small sketches

small sketches

Via: Jason D'Aquino

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