Miley Cyrus blown away by Meghan’s artistic hand
The part-time information technology teacher at Merrifield Preparatory School hit the big-time two weeks ago when she posted the colourful sketch of Monroe on Instagram.
She first does a pencil sketch on paper or a card, using it as a base. Then she applies a thin layer of shavings on the outer edges of the drawing. “I then layer it up to give it a more sculptural look.”
Maconochie sharpens each pencil by hand and can use from half a pencil to boxes of pencils to create a sketch. “My hands have calluses from all the sharpening. Depending on what I am sketching, it can take me minutes or hours and hours to complete a work.” She was on artwork 231 yesterday, with 134 to go.
Her inspiration comes from her “awesome” online followers, her pupils and lovers of pop art and popular culture. She intends selling limited-edition prints and exhibiting her work. “There will only be 10 prints of each image and I am planning to set up a website.”
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