He makes use of lead with diameters starting from 0.5 mm to 4 mm and has round 450 micro art works to his credit score
Rajkumar P was 19 when he first customary a coronary heart out of a pencil lead. It took him half-hour to chisel the pencil. “I used to be doing my commencement in structure and did it as half of a problem given by my mates. I by no means thought it will come out properly,” explains the 26-year-old artist from Chennai.
Rajkumar works as an architect and now has round 450 micro art works to his credit score. He has sculpted alphabets, DNA, World Cup, snowflake, the dancing god Nataraja and plenty of extra on lead with diameters starting from 0.5 mm to 4 mm with the assistance of a detailing knife. “I began with a pocket knife. When my mates noticed my curiosity they gifted me knowledgeable set. It is sharp and helps me make exact cuts,” he explains.
It takes him something between quarter-hour to 6 hours to complete a chunk. “Alphabets are straightforward for me. But relating to creating collectible figurines of folks, it will get more durable,” he says. The first collectible figurines he sculptured was of Buddha. “I failed in my first try and now this work is near my coronary heart. I’ll by no means promote it,” he says.
The most difficult piece he has accomplished is that of English alphabets on lead with a diameter of 0.5 mm. “It took me about 4 hours. I chiselled the lead to create a flat floor to work on earlier than I carved it out,” he explains. He not too long ago sculptured Varadaraja Perumal in a 4 mm pencil tip. “I completed the work final week. It was made to order.”
Rajkumar says that pencil lead art isn’t very troublesome if one has an curiosity in it. “All you want is endurance. I needed to discard greater than 400 pencils on this course of however that ought to not cease one from attempting.” Rajkumar sells most of his works by his Instagram web page. “I additionally usually get messages requesting me to show. I’ve taken eight workshops in Chennai.” Other than pencil lead art he additionally does paper chopping art. “I’m new in it and nonetheless have a protracted approach to go,” he concludes.
Visit www.instagram.com/lead____leads for his works