Parables of the Pencil

This sketch has a twofold purpose: illustrating the anatomy and the personal application of the pencil. I began by drawing a large pencil and focusing on how it is made from what I learned in lecture, beginning with the tree itself and moving on towards the wooden slats and insertion of graphite.

Ultimately, however, I wanted to go deeper than its anatomy and explore some lessons and inspirational meanings that something as simple and commonplace as a pencil could teach, so I searched and brainstormed the following sayings depicted in the image:

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