An unimaginative thing has been turned into an artwork by a magnificent sculptor who carved elephants with a PENCIL.
The talented artist has only worked with pencils for a year, but she has already mastered the challenging craft.
Cindy Chinn, from Chester, Nebraska, has also produced trains, flowers, and shoes out of their leads.
The masterpiece, which took 15 hours to create and maybe yours, but you’ll need the skills of a master artist.
Cindy, 54, said: “I get completely lost in the design.
I’ve made a few things that appear to be nothing at all, but they’re really amazing in great detail when you look through the scope.
“However, if the viewer cannot see the basic form with their naked eye, it has little significance to them and is not appreciated.”
According to Cindy, each type of pencil presents its own challenge, who made a name for herself sculpting small wax pieces for jewelry casting.
“Not all pencils are made equal, some are softer or more fragile,” she continued.
“Some graphite just like to put up a fight.
“I mainly use a carpenter pencil.
I’ve never carved anything from a standard pencil lead, but I have used them as stems for flowers constructed of crayons.
“Coloured pencils are tough to carve because they are brittle and unforgiving.
The pencil’s wood is difficult to carve, and it can be stringy or porous enough that no fine detail can be carved from it.
“Some of the older pencils were made of a thicker wood, but it’s difficult to find.”