Problematic Pencils

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Materials Needed:

Step 1

Body

Roll a thick cone out of clay.

Step 2

Eraser

Indent a line all around the bottom section of the cone to form the pencil’s eraser.

Step 3

Ferrule

Indent three lines close together above the eraser line to form the pencil’s ferrule.

Step 4

Wood

Lightly draw a bumpy line near the tip of the cone to form the pencil’s wood.

Step 5

Face

Create an expressive face by drawing or adding on additional clay pieces.

Step 6

Dry

Allow the clay to dry for 24 hours before painting.

Step 7

Paint

Color the sculpture using acrylic paints.

Step 8

Details

Use a thin black marker to draw on the pencil’s lead number. Pencils are graded in the following order: 9H, 8H, 7H, 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, H, F, HB, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 7B, 8B, 9B, 9xxB.