tom lynall carves miniature emojis and icons from colored pencil tips
 
tom lynall carves miniature emojis and icons from colored pencil tips tom lynall carves miniature emojis and icons from colored pencil tips
jul 03, 2015

tom lynall carves miniature emojis and icons from colored pencil tips

tom lynall carves miniature emojis and icons from colored pencil tips
all images courtesy of tom lynall

 

 

 

birmingham-based jewelry designer tom lynall has veered from his wearable art making practice to focus on a unique brand of miniature craftsmanship: pencil carvings. etched and sketched into the tip of colored and lead pencils are tiny characters, creatures and landscapes — one example even sees a series of pacman figures lining an interior crevice carved into the side of a standard writing tool. lynall carefully carves and paints the minuscule figurines — most recently a smiling stack of emojis — and places them onto the very edge of a pencil, leaving nearby an x-acto blade or coin to give viewers a sense of their near-microscopic scale.

tom lynall emoji pencil carvings
a line of pacman figures are etched into a carved crevice in the side of the pencil

tom lynall emoji pencil carvings
a tiny instagram logo is made on the tip of a blue colored pencil

tom lynall emoji pencil carvings
two intersecting lighting bolts are secured onto the surface of a pink pencil

tom lynall emoji pencil carvings
a tiny smiling character is placed on the surface of the pencil

tom lynall emoji pencil carvings
a tiny heart is carved at the tip of the red writing tool

tom lynall emoji pencil carvings
a miniature artist’s palette sculpture is set atop a blue colored pencil

tom lynall emoji pencil carvings
a tiny landscape is carved into the surface of the pencil

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