”A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.”
Quote by Joyce A. Meyers
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Pop Quiz: What is the single most important tool for an illustrator to have?
Answer: A pencil.
Alright, so it was an easy question, and an even easier answer. Still, the simple truth cannot be denied, and as a company which boasts specialty in illustration, it seems to be relevant. Pencils are the ships by which our thoughts make the voyage into reality. That being said, we thought we’d take a day to pay homage to them.
Dalton Ghetti, a carpenter from Brazil, has taken what could be considered an extreme interest in pencils. So much so that he’s had entire exhibits dedicated to his hobby of carving images into pencil lead. Most of his materials are recycled, and by that we mean that he finds discarded pencils on sidewalks and takes them home to create some of the tiniest pieces of art in existence. Some of his sculptures take months, and even years to complete, and while we’d all like to be owners of his incredible work, he keeps it mostly to himself and his loved ones.
Take a look at Dalton Ghetti’s work, and be prepared to discover a new-found love of, that’s right… pencils.