Watch an artist carve the Eiffel Tower into a pencil tip

Most artists use pencils to create their art. For artist Vilas Iakkabathini, however, the pencil is the canvas.

Mar 2, 2020, 12:58 am*

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Mike Fenn 

Mike Fenn

Most artists use pencils to create their art. For artist Vilas Iakkabathini, however, the pencil is the canvas.

In a YouTube video that stretches the boundaries of preciseness, Iakkabathini is shown whittling away at the tip of a pencil, turning it from a dull point into one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks: the Eiffel Tower.

According to a comment by Iakkabathini, the pencil he used was an “8b Liberty Trio Number 398 shading pencil.” In other words, forget about capping off your standard yellow No. 2 implements with Parisian landmarks.

Assuming his eyes ever go uncrossed from the experience, hopefully Iakkabathini has a few more graphite masterpieces in store for us. A Statue of Liberty would look pretty amazing.

H/T Digg | Screengrab via Sachin Badhe/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 21, 2014, 8:37 am