Monday, 20 June 2011

yes, but what's that pencil he's holding?

This is the winning entry from this year's BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

It's by Wim Heldens and is entitled Distracted

It's a splendid portrait...  but what's that pencil he's holding?

I have been to the NPG to see the painting first hand, and there is no visible brand name painted.  The pencil is hexagonal with alternate dark and light blue faces.  This is the best quality image I could find on the web.

Any ideas?