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Artist Turns Tips Of Pencils Into Miniature Canvases

Sure we’ve all sharpened pencils before, but Salavat Fidai carves the tips of ordinary graphite pencils into magnificent sculptures.

The Russia-based artist says that each sculpture takes between 6 to 12 hours to finish, while more complicated models take two to three days. His masterpieces are so tiny, he needs to rely on his trusty microscope every now and again for the most minuscule details.

“I love experimenting in various art forms,” he told Mashable. “Miniatures I like because of the complexity. I carve out the micro sculptures from the lead of a pencil because it is very difficult and it is a unique art form. It is a challenge for me: Will I be able to make micro sculpture and not to break the fragile graphite?”

Handshake Sale on www.SalavatFidaiArt.Etsy.com

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Eiffel Tower. Another version. 👉 SALE on www.SalavatFidaiArt.Etsy.com

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My #Tyrannosaurus 🐲 sold

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Remembering Leonard Nimoy on what would have been his 84th birthday. 🚀🌌#Spock hand from #StarTrek (Sold)

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WALL-E sold out Guess who will be next?

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Horse 🐴 Sold (special order)

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🔫 ........ (Sold)

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🐘 Don't harm the animals! We all together earthlings ... (Inspired by @MerelleFabien and music by @EstasTonne) 👉 SOLD

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Astronaut 🌑🚀 Sold

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Write the name of the photo or any dialogue (Sold out)

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And now you can enjoy his micro-masterpieces all in one book!

Fidai is currently trying to raise money for the publication of The Pencilbook, and has raised more than 3,000 dollars so far. With each donation you will receive a postcard, book, or other item related to his new book. And if you’re feeling generous and donate 200 dollars, Fidai will create a unique pencil sculpture just for you!


By - grape Japan editorial staff.