Artist Cindy Chinn Carves Astonishing One-Of-A-Kind Scenes Out Of Pencils

In December of 2015, Cindy Chinn’s first ever small scale pencil carving of a train went viral across the internet. Now, she has done it again with her most elaborate design yet, the Elephant Walk.

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When creating the train carving, Chinn used a 5x diopter magnifying lamp. However, this time around, she knew that she needed the ability to create even more detail and opted to buy a 90x diopter magnifying lamp.

Without this new piece, Chinn “would never have been able to get the detail that I was able to get in the elephant’s skin or the baby’s trunk, which was really crazy hard to carve without breaking…I found myself holding my breath a lot.”

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“The design started out simple, an elephant with a foil stamped logo. Then I got carried away…after looking at reference I decided that I needed to carve a family of elephants walking across the Serengeti, because carving just one elephant wasn’t challenging enough!,” Chinn says.

The final piece, commissioned by the Epiphany Elephant Museum, took her a few days to complete.

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Using the wood of the pencil, Chinn carved the tree tops. She also scored the wood to create the look of grass.

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The tree trunks, along with the elephants, were carved from the graphite lead of the pencils.

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Starting with a carpenter pencil, adding grid lines for reference, Chinn carved each elephant from a different pencil.

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Using the magnifying lamp, the basic shape of the elephants were etched out.

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Chinn sometimes had to use her own tools to carve because some pencil points were not small enough to capture the exact dimensions she wanted.

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To complete the design, she finished with the skin texture.

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Below is Chinn’s work station, complete with magnifying lamp and trinocular.

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Chinn has also carved out many other tiny things, all very unique and one-of-a-kind. To learn more about this amazing artist, you can “like” her on Facebook, visit her website, and also check out her ETSY for more designs. You can even purchase a custom order!

In the meantime, have a look at a few of her extraordinary designs below:

Graphite Mitt

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Inside Art

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The Beast

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A Day At The Beach

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