Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Inspiring Pencil

photo credit: dalton getty

OK. I love pencils.
Shading, cross-hatching and blending.

Pencils take most of us on our first drawing experience and assist us in the first printing of our names.

Doesn't everybody love to sharpen a pencil and take that first satisfying mark with its perfect end?

Well, here are 3 artists that see pencils in a very different way from most of us!

 Dalton Getty ,above, carves into the lead at the tip of pencils.  He works about 1 1/2 hours a day on his carving, using very ordinary tools. It is his patience that astonishes me. This alphabet took him 2 1/2 years to complete! Please click on the above link to see more incredible examples of his work.

Kato Jado and Mizuta Tasogare carve into the body of the pencil. Intricate designs delicately sculpted into the wooden shell. Please check out more of their pencil art in the link provided.
Thank you for your pencil art inspiration !

Carve, draw and write on!
Karen xo

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