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Poorly Pencilled Pistachio Portraiture

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So, I was sitting at my desk at home the other day trying to think of something new and exciting that nobody has done before. I picked up a blunt HB pencil and started twiddling it, then shelled a few pistachio nuts and tossed the shells in a bowl of other pistachio shells. At this point the imaginary light-bulb above my head, which I thought would require a trip to imaginary B&Q to replace, blinked on. In that moment this idea was born.

I Googled it quickly to make sure it was semi-original. I think it is. I make no apologies for the dire drawing skills and abject failure to capture the true likeness of the subjects in question but they made me smile and I hope they do the same for you. I give you celebrities gone nuts:

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Stephen Mangan

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Piers Morgan

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Stephen Fry

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Sir Paul McCartney

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Jeremy Clarkson

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Nick Clegg

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Liam Neeson

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Harry Hill

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Dawn French

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Donald Trump

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Tom Selleck

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Brian Blessed

Drawing really isn't my thing, as you can see. If you can do better, and you probably can, please do share your efforts with me on twitter (@quebectango).

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