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.

 

Mike Fenn

IRL

Published Jul 21, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 10:28 pm CDT

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

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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.

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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 CDT