Pencil carving is not a new thing any more. We have been featuring many of stunning sculptures carved out of pencil on our site. However, we have to introduce you the “Elephant Walk” by Cindy Chinn to you otherwise we won’t call ourselves a good web explorer and digger. Said as the most elaborate design by Chinn, the Elephant Walk for Epiphany Elephant Museum, has a whole family of elephants across the Serengeti carved out of pencils. The whole project took a few days and here is the detail description from Chinn “Using the wood of a pencil I carved the tree tops, and the trunks are made from the graphite lead. Then I scored the wood of the pencil to create the look of grass. Elephants are carved out of different pencils and the last, I put them together.” Get impressed by Chinn’s work? Find more details on her site or visit her etsy page to order a pencil sculpture as your collectible.
Known for his delicately feather sculpting, the Pacific Northwest artist, author, and naturalist Chris Maynard has compiled his feather art works into a book titled “Feathers, Form and Function” which offers a unique artistic perspective on and insight into the evolution, function and symbolism of feathers. Using a small scalpel, Maynard carves bird-related artwork out of feathers. Each design highlights the feathers’ beauty and form, and calls attention to topics important both to us and the birds such as flight, lightness and attraction. By smartly placing the positive cut-out next to its negative shape, Maynard successfully make it appear as if the tiny bird is flying from the feather.
It looks like pencil is not only drawing tools any more since more and more artists choose it as their art canvas. We have featured many creative pencil carving works on our site and today we will bring you another set of stunning pencil tip sculptures by Salavat Fidai. The subjects of his work range far and wide, if a little close to pop-culture. Star Wars notables Darth Vader and master Yoda make appearances, so does Bart Simpson, as well as such 3D animated characters like Rango and Wall-E. Like Fidai’s work? You can find more on his behance page.
These highly detailed egg shell sculptures are created by artist called Eggdoodler. On large ostrich egg, eggdoodler has painstakingly carved out breathtaking scenes. In his lates series “Africa”, he created three gorgeously carved animals – an elephant, a giraffe and a rhinoceros. It’s not just the animals he carved, too, but an entire safari scene, complete with trees, grass, and even the most miniscule of details in each. As mentioned by artist, these egg shell sculpture was “altered with a LOT of slow, tiny, gentle cuts” and took around 1,000 hours to complete.