Wednesday

Pencil Carving


What? Check out the amazing pencil carving prowess of Mizuta Tasogare and Kato Jado. Add two more people to the list of folks who possess more patience than me. That list is getting longer. This from the site:

"According to their forms,they are divided into 4 types - "Double spiral", "Chain", "Ring" and "Kikko" that may be called a honeycomb pencil. Others like "Six-fold spiral", "Extensible" and "Triangle, square, pentagon, hexagon" are considered to be variations based on one of those 4 types. "To take carving in the wood of a pencil", is certainly what pencil carving is all about. But we are required to be skilled enough for delicate woodwork in carving out a pattern like some kind of a tracery without making any miscut on the naked lead inside."












link via Crooked Brains

39 comments:

  1. What an intense craft. I can't imagine the concentration required to do something like this. Very impressive.

    ♥ xtine
    http://www.stuffbyxtine.com

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  2. xtine- Thanks for the comment. Yeah, I don't think my brain would let me do this type of thing.

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  3. gah! i can hardly HOLD a pencil.

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  4. Diane - I hear you. Thanks for the comment!

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  5. yeah but.. you could never sharpen it :/

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  6. Incredible, amazing. The only thing I could do is bite it

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  7. Really Really Really Really times a sidways 8 awesome. :)

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  8. Photoshopped? Yeah, right. These are not at all shopped. Thanks for the comment.

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  9. Someone should find a video of whoever did this. That would be amazing and shut up whoever said this was shopped.

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  10. Commenting "shopped" jumped the shark about two years ago.

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  11. Im an avid user of PS and this is deff NOT shopped. Keep it up! Time lapse video would be really interesting, if you can sit in one chair for hours on end!

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  12. I love stuff like this, intelligence.....what a gift, Gotta love it and the patience, well, I admire the one with any at all. Nice work....I LIKE!!!!

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  13. Oh yeah....One more thing.....and I have used the computer for years (maybe not like a lot of other peeps, mainly for work) but, what does "Shopped" mean??

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  14. Thanks all for the comments! Oh, and for the defense of the "not shopped" defense. Jumped the shark, indeed.

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  15. whoa......yikes!!!! I would never be able to do ANYTHING like that!!

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  16. Loved it, beautiful art. Although seriously would not survive my writing. :)

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  17. "shopped" = photoshopped.....

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  18. not shopped/shopped.

    I tell my 7 year old not to drop her pencils.

    This work is awesome.

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  19. Very STrange! But I like it!

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  20. LOVE the pencils - you are very talented and, obviously, very patient and focused. Great site - my dad's a dudecrafter, too, so rock on. :)

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  21. i don't understand how some of these were even created. they look nearly impossible.

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  22. so awesome!!!!!
    i think its impossible for me,,,
    how to make it??

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  23. Sin Ta - No idea how to make these. Awesome though, right?

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  25. the people who say this type of work is shopped obviously have no talent. From an avid carver to another, this is great work and I believe I'll have to try it. Keep up the good work

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  26. Truly mind boggling! I like to work with wood, but this takes more patience than I am willing to endure. Quite amazing. I would be interested in seen how they do this.

    This makes my cane work look quite clumsy!
    http://lumberjocks.com/mmh/projects

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  27. I like to share my pencil carving work, pls vist "orkut" mohankaindar

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  28. I have no words to express this creativity as its amazing....

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  29. Very meticulous work. I wouldn't have the patience for this type of creativity. But huge kudos!

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  30. Impressive!

    They're very pretty - but my poor brain is in overdrive today so all I can think is "but how do you sharpen it when you get to the carved part?"

    hmm.... methinks I missed the point.

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  31. What kids do in school these days.

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  32. I tried it out just for the heck of it. I broke the pencil. I am not worthy.

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  33. These are AMAZING!!! I have seen just the lead tip carved on good, old, #2 pencils before, but nothing quite like this. It's fantastic!!! BOO to commentators who called photoshop, have some decency! Anyway, great post, thanks so much for sharing. You must have the patience of a saint!

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