Developed by Evil Mad Scientist and Lindsay Wilson, the AxiDraw is a plug-and-play drawing machine that can precisely draw anything on almost any flat surface. Even better, it can use most makers, pens and pencils to create a handmade look with accuracy and consistency.
Tom Lynall came into his art serendipitously as he sat in his workshop, picked up a pencil and thought he’d try carving a heart on its tip. Several months later, he’s found himself hooked and has since carved landscapes and even pop culture icons into the sides and gaping holes of the fragile and delicate graphite.
From the Cat in the Hat to Nelson Mandela, artist Meghan Maconochie has found a way to take pencil shavings and transform them into art. As part of a 365 day Instagram project, Maconochie hand sharpens pencils and layers the shavings on cards or paper to create her works.
Malaysian illustrator Vince Low not only worked his way to the Head of Illustration at the Grey Group of Kuala Lumpur, he did it while overcoming severe dyslexia. Low frequently works on campaigns to raise awareness of his affliction, but also just does some amazing portraits.
Jennifer Maestre takes hundreds of pencils and unleashes the common writing object’s potential by making beautiful abstract sculptures using a technique called peyote stitch.