Small pen and ink drawings of alleyways, cityscapes, parked cars, and interstates by Grand Rapids based illustrator Taylor Mazer. Each drawing takes about 3 to 15 hours to complete and he starts out by drawing the proportions and perspective in pencil. Then he goes over the pencils with a micron pen and begins erasing to get the various value shifts in the ink.
While my works are more rooted in the analysis of an environment, I still like to utilize compositional tools similar to those used in narrative illustrations. I'm not strictly drawing a place exactly as it is. I'll change things, especially with this new set of drawings, to get the composition I want. I will direct light and shadow, signs, the direction of the line-work, placement of objects, etc. to focus the viewer’s eye on particular objects similar to how a comic book dictates a narrative through its panels.See more of Taylor Mazer's work on Behance or at his website.