Pencils are one of the first creative tools we explore as children. First to draw pictures, then to write. Simple objects, pieces of wood that we wear down to the nub, disappearing in our hands with each stroke. As we continue to press ahead in this age of astonishing technology, we explore our creativity increasingly elsewhere, in more advanced and versatile tools, but we never forget the one that started it all.

This gallery is a photographic homage to the pencil. All of these photos were shared within the PicsArt community. To share your own photos of pencils, tag them with #pencil.

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