In December of 2015, Cindy Chinn’s first ever small scale pencil carving piece of a train went viral across the internet. Now, her amazing pencil carvings pieces are doing it again with her most elaborate design yet at the top. The Elephant Walk.
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…
“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.
Chinn has also carved out many other tiny things, all very unique and one-of-a-kind. To learn more about this amazing artist and her pencil carvings, 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: