Entries by Alexander Poirier

CalCedar Centennial Celebration

Tomorrow, Thursday December 14, 2017 marks CalCedar’s 100th anniversary. To celebrate, we’re giving away 100 gifts. Starting tomorrow, the first 100 orders that use the coupon code “100YEARS” when placing an order of $20 or more will receive a free gift with their order. These gifts range from sweet Blackwing swag, to rarities from WoodChuck’s personal archive. Here’s a full breakdown of what we’re giving away.

This is What a $225 Pencil Sharpener Looks Like

The Matterhorn Pencil Sharpening machine is a rotary sharpener not unlike the rotary sharpeners found on classroom walls around the world. But that’s where the similarities end. The Matterhorn is truly a machine, giving you precise control over the point of your pencil. The sharpener features a metal grip that allows it to sharpen pencils […]

Pencil Artist of the Week: David Chong

This week’s featured artist is David Chong, a pencil and ink artist from Singapore who creates beautifully colored pencil drawings and painstakingly detailed linework drawings. David uses graphite pencils ranging from 2B to 8B and Prismacolor pencils for his colored pencil pieces. He also uses a blending stump and kneaded art eraser for his pencil […]

Pencil Artist of the Week: Darío Mekler

This week’s featured artist is Darío Mekler, a pencil artist and painter based in Argentina. Darío creates pencil-based representations of social and political issues, but it was his pencil-based interpretations of several Edgar Allen Poe stories. The stories Darío adapted to graphite are “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Black Cat” and “The Tell Tale […]

Pencil Artist of the Week: Jasmina Susak

This week’s featured artist is Jasmine Susak, a pencil artist from Hungary who creates colored pencil drawings of subjects ranging from wildlife to celebrities. Jasmina’s drawings are textbook examples of color pencil technique. In fact, she has an entire website dedicated to sharing her flawless technique with her fellow artists. Jasmina primarily uses Prismacolor Premier […]

Pencil Artist of the Week: Sam Brett-Atkin

This week’s featured artist is Sam Brett-Atkin, a pencil artist from the UK who creates incredibly detailed pencil drawings of shrubs, trees and other foliage found in nature. His Woodland Wandering series, which is on display at the EightySixd coffee shop in Ironbridge, Shropshire, features a collection of studies of woodlands and plants from the […]

Pencil Artist of the Week: Jackosaurus Rex

This week’s featured pencil artist is Jackosaurus Rex, a pencil artist from the Netherlands who creates sketches of creatures inspired by pop-culture and his own imagination. Jack uses 0.5mm HB mechanical pencils for his graphite drawings, 0.7mm colored mechanical pencils for his color pencil drawings and a 0.05 to 0.1mm sepia or black fineliner for […]