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16-Year-Old Girl Wins National Art Competition With Stunning Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait

By • Apr 17th, 2014 • Category: Art, Drawing, Latest Posts

Amazing 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh just won the annual Texaco Children’s Art Competition in Ireland with “Coleman,” her impressive hyperrealistic pencil drawing of an old man. The girl drew the portrait from a photograph she found in the Vanishing Ireland book. It took McDonagh around one month to create the portrait, which won her the top prize of $2,075 (€1,500).

Incredible Pencil Sculptures by Cerkahegyzo

By • Mar 4th, 2013 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Sculpting

Hungarian artist, going by the nickname of Cerkahegyzo, carves amazing sculptures from a single pencil. To create such meticulous miniatures, the artist uses needles, sandpaper, razor blades, polishing stones, files and all variety of pencils. Cerkahegyzo was inspired to start sculpting pencils after he came across the tiny pencil tip sculptures by Dalton Ghetti.

Incredible Pencil Tip Sculptures by Diem Chau

By • Jul 27th, 2012 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Sculpting

When I saw these tiny carvings, I thought that Dalton Ghetti has added some new works to his incredible series of pencil tip sculptures. However, it turns out that these wonderful micro sculptures were actually carved by Vietnamese-American artist Diem Chau. Diem’s carvings are so well executed that it makes me sad that there are only two of them. Now I’m bookmarking her blog and will continue to refresh it everyday till I see more amazing pencil tip sculptures!

Rainbow Pencil Zipper [Pic]

By • Mar 9th, 2011 • Category: Picture of the Day

French artist by the nickname of ~wild-vortex created a cool zipper illusion using rainbow pencils and a pencil sharpener

Stunning Crayon Pixel Art By Christian Faur

By • Nov 16th, 2010 • Category: Art, Latest Posts

Christian Faur is a Granville, Ohio based artist who uses hundreds of thousands of individual crayons to produce a single, pixelated image. While at first sight his art looks really stunning, I find his technique not artistic at all…

21 Stunning Pencil Sculptures by Jennifer Maestre

By • Feb 9th, 2010 • Category: Art, Latest Posts

Sure, you think that pencils are needed only for drawing and ear picking, but Jennifer Maestre doesn’t think so. Artist always use things other than for their intended purpose.

Meet Jennifer Maestre, a South African-born, Massachusetts-based artist, who makes fascinating pencil sculptures.