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What This Man Does to Pencils is Absolutely Amazing

When lead pencils become too short or too small to be grasped, we tend to throw them away. But not this artist.

When lead pencils become too short or too small to be grasped, we tend to throw them away. But not this artist.

Meet Dalton Ghetti, a Brazilian-born artist/carpenter. He earned his Associate degree in Architecture at a community college in Connecticut, USA.

According to him, art is a hobby and a form of meditation. Having started with carving large objects, he shifted to carving small things in order to highlight its importance.

At school I would carve a friend’s name into the wood of a pencil and then give it to them as a present. Later, when I got into sculpture, I would make these huge pieces from things like wood, but decided I wanted to challenge myself by trying to make things as small as possible.”

Using a sewing needle and a small metal blade, he whittles away at pencil graphite for around two hours a day. Given the short amount of time he spends on pencil carving, it usually takes him months to finish a piece.

He uses a sewing needle and a small metal blade to create his carvings.

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Photo credit: Dalton Ghetti

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Photo credit: Dalton Ghetti

Amazing works of art indeed!

Source: The Telegraph/Dalton Ghetti

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25 Superhero Watercolor Paintings That Will Blow You Away

I’m always amazed by how much a talented artist can convey with fewer strokes than I’d take to create a horrible looking stick figure.

We here at EliteReaders love showcasing the works of fantastic artists – regardless of their chosen medium.

If you’ve been here before, you’ve probably seen that story about awesome street artists who were asked to create any artwork on a museum’s walls. Recently, we’ve also featured James Doran-Webb’s unique driftwood animal sculptures, Stefan Kuhnigk’s monstrous creations using random coffee stain, and Laura Jenkinson’s quirky cartoon-inspired makeup art.

For this blog entry, allow us to introduce you to the wonderful watercolor works of Clementine Campardou....

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Brilliant Artist Uses Driftwood for His Stunning Sculptures!

James Doran-Webb transforms driftwood into something magical.

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Sculpting requires more than just artistry; it requires a lot of patience. Regardless of the medium that the artist wants to use and the size of the project, an artwork may take hours, days or weeks to finish. I think it’s difficult to create a beautiful and realistic sculpture, especially if you’re using wood or any hard material.

That is why I was amazed when I saw James Doran-Webb’s artwork. This British artist has always loved working with wood until he began experimenting with driftwood in early 2000. He now resides and works in Cebu, Philippines, and continues to assemble the most intricate and amazingly beautiful pieces using the driftwood he collects from the island's beautiful beaches.

The animal sculptures he created was so fascinating.

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9 Disturbing Illustrations That Perfectly Depict What Has Become Of The World Today

Artist illustrates the harsh realities of today’s generation. Unfortunate but true!

The world has undergone so many drastic changes over time, yet it continues to evolve as if there is so much more to diversify. Sadly, most of the notable changes are those that seem degradable and unfortunate to the society. It seems as if simple, positive, and healthy are being swayed as time advances. If these things keep going on, we can only hope for the best for the upcoming generations.

Artist Luis Quiles depicts the most disturbing yet real problems of our society at present. The images are thought-provoking, somehow disturbing and unfortunately, genuine. It will make you think how the world has become a totally different dimension in an instant due to the many influences emerging here and there. We suggest you indulge in the pics, analyze the message, and reflect the realness of these things.

Here are the nine most disturbing realities of our time:...

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