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The littlest chestburster, carved from a pencil

Pencil artist Cerkahegyzo has taken on Alien, with a xenomorphic larva exploding from a pencil tip.

(Credit: Cerkahegyzo)

Pencil artist Cerkahegyzo has taken on Alien, with a xenomorphic larva exploding from a pencil tip.

After seeing this, we're kind of glad that we don't really use pencils much anymore. While one is always in the vicinity of one's body, pencils are a little harder to keep track of. You don't know what they're doing; they could be getting pencilhuggered all over the shop, and before you know it, bam! Tiny, carnivorous, acid-bleeding pencil aliens.

Pencilburster is the work of pencil-carver Cerkahegyzo, whose miniscule work is great and inspired by the great pencil-carving artists of our age, Mizuta Tasogare and Dalton Ghetti.

Much of Cerkahegyzo's work is a replication of Tasogare or Ghetti — presumably because Cerkahegyzo is teaching himself the art — but Pencilburster is, as far as we can tell, completely original.

And while the HP pencil and tempera paint sculpture seems to bode ill for the fate of pencils everywhere, at least we know for certain that this alien is a carbon-based life-form.

(Credit: Cerkahegyzo)

Via www.obviouswinner.com