Guwahati guy creating Buzz with his Unique Pencil Carving Art
Anish Kr Kashyap, is a 21 year old pencil carver from Guwahati. This Cotton University student has been converting pencil leads into amazing pieces of art, which are worth watching.
Anish initially started with carving chalks about a decade ago, but it was in 2016 when he came across Salavat Fidai, a Russian sculptor’s works that he got inspired to carve pencils.
Talking to G Plus about his inspiration, Anish said, “When I came across Salavat Fidai’s works, I was moved with his art form. He carved pencil leads, which are way too small and fragile to make structures. I first attempted to pencil caring in the beginning of 2017 and it was a failure.”
During his recent visit to G Plus, Anish also carved the letter 'G' specially for G Plus.
“It took me a lot of practice to be able to finally carve my name without breaking it – this happened in June, 2017,” he further added.
Anish informed G Plus that it usually takes him around 5-6 hours to carve a name while it takes days to carve sculptures.
What is notable about this young artist is the fact that he’s self taught and really good at his work.