Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pencil Point: Photo A Day - Sharp

Day 25 of "June Photo A Day Challenge" : Sharp


The very first thing that comes to my mind, for today's prompt, is this...



A sharp pencil! Hehehe! Silly, right? But these pencils are good. They don't break as easily as some of the other pencils I've used in my life. This red-and-black Natraj one, and also the pink-flowers-on-white from Camlin (I think)... these two were the most reliable pencils back in school days.

And then of course there are color pencils... sharpened to the precise point! Though I personally prefer coloring with slightly blunt-tipped color pencils usually. Sharpened all these just to take a photograph for today!



I certainly DO like to save up all those pencil shavings though (you can see one in the first pic) and then use them later to make something like this!


This is my 25th post for 2013 June Photo A Day Challenge.
Link to the previous post: "Photo A Day - Negative Space"

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6 comments:

Jyothi said...

Beautiful, crisp and sharp pictures. :)

Vidya Sury said...

Very nice, Chicky! I am sure I still have a stub of the pink flowers on white Camlin pencils. I remember using Apsara - which was also pretty good.

And oh yes, we used the shavings for making all sorts of things too!.

I love how you watermarked the first photo.

Incidentally, even the best color pencils are a challenge to sharpen. Don't know if it is the sharpener or the pencil :D They keep on breaking. I also prefer to use blunt pencils :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Thank you, Jyothi :)

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Thank you, Vidya :)

Yes Apsara... I forgot them. They were also good.

I didn't use the normal sharpener for the color pencils, for that very reason. I used the big one that we can fix on the edge of the table, and then we rotate the handle on the side, in stead of the pencil, and the shavings get collected in the tub below. Normally, I prefer using blades on color pencils.

Shilpa Garg said...

At one stage Aaryan had this fixation of sharpening pencils so much that he'd write a few words and sharpen again to get it pointed! His box, drawer was always full of shavings and black lead soot!
Nice one for the prompt!

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Wow! So many pencil shavings... you wouldn't still have them by an chance, would you? :P

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