Creating wonders with simply a pencil


wire and curve on the bikes.” So how long does such an intricate piece take him to complete? “Well it all depends on the size and the complexity of it,” hemen- tioned, before taking a sip of his coffee. “On average, for an eight by ten-inch portrait of a face, let’s say it will take me from two and a half to four and a half hours.” The biggest challenges he faces aren’t hand cramps, as most would believe, but headaches. “I sometime get headaches when I draw,” he revealed. “It’s because I go from picture to drawing, then to picture again. That, and there’s also a lot of concentration going on.” Labelle stressed that when he does en- counter a headache, he puts the pencil down and takes a break. “I used to try to finish the drawing as quickly as I could, but I would never be satisfied with the work. I’ve learned to take my time and take breaks.” Theman is also quite humble, admitting that he’s always learning new techniques. “I love to learn new techniques,” he added. “My favorite way of doing that is to watch YouTube videos.” In them, various artists showcase how to

Justin Labelle’s plunge into the world of arts happened quite some moons ago. “When I was a kid, my older brother used to draw anime characters and I would always be right next to him, trying to draw them too,” explained the man, over a coffee at a local coffee shop. “I used to draw each and every line the same way he would do it.” So what exactly does Labelle do? Using only a pencil, a pencil sharpener and an eraser, he creates magic. He’s capable of reproducing nearly any picture that is given to him. “Themore difficult the better,” he said smiling. “I love it when I see small details, because that’s what motivates me. I draw it for the people that look at them closely.” As if to prove his point, he retrieves a drawing he recently did. In it are twomotor- cycle riders with their bikes. The attention to details is stunning. It truly appears to be a picture. “You get some people that look at the motorcycles very closely, to make sure everything is right,” he admitted. “That’s why it took me a while to do it. I did every little

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