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Playing with Pencil Shavings by Marta Altes is Full of Texture

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: martaltes and mymodernmet
There is a childlike quality to the Playing with Pencil Shavings series that draws from the materials used. In place of sophisticated paints, colorful crayons or serious charcoal, this art series revolves around strategically placed pencil shavings and simple illustrations that flesh them out. It is as though the series embraces the youthful inclination behind the materials of choice.

The Playing with Pencil Shavings series was created by artist Marta Altés, who studied Children's book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. This background has clearly influenced her current work. Altes reveals, "I always try to have a positive and funny vision about life and to get a smile from who is looking at my drawings or reading my stories—that is what I like most about illustration."