It’s been over six months since we last paid a visit to the Department of Extraordinary Eggshell Artists. Today we share a fantastic piece by the Eggdoodler, a DeviantArtist who creates exquisite carvings using ostrich and emu eggs. The piece pictured here, entitled Africa, was carved from an ostrich egg using an NSK Presto, a precision carving tool which was released as a dental drill, but is now also used by artists who work on intricate pieces just like this amazing eggshell.
In addition to having the right tools, carving these finely-detailed safari scenes clearly and creating those marvelous textures required lots of patience and care. It took about 1000 hours for the Eggdoodler to complete this piece, slowly carving each the elephant, giraffee, rhino, and trees, one tiny, gentle cut at a time.