Pencils have been used by artists as a tool to create many works of art, but Afsal made pencil itself a piece of artwork. His works on the tips of pencils are miniature masterpieces.
Afsal, who is a mechanical engineer made his own personal and unique miniature chisel, with his engineering knowledge to create pencil tip artworks. His tiny graphite works have already made huge attention in the region that he had already done many exhibitions in many parts of Kerala. Even at college, he was popular for his paintings and creativity.
” At college, I used to draw portraits for my friends. And they always motivated and encouraged me to pursue the field of art. And after I left college, I found a sudden interest in graphite art which lead me to work with pencil tips. The miniature art fascinated me. It’s a great challenge that still excites me.”, Afsal said.
Pencil lead art; Making video
Pencil tip art; Making video by Afsal
Now, his works have a huge demand and many people request him to do personalized work so that they can keep it for themselves or gift it to their loved ones. Since the count of requests is growing day by day, he charges a small sum from for his work.
” I have been receiving many requests from people in my social media accounts to make them personalized pencil tip artworks. And it’s really overwhelming.”, Afsal said.
Here, we share some of his best works to date;