Pencil Sculptures

Russian artist Salavat Fidai takes carpenter / art pencils with thick leads, and then uses an X-ACTO hobby knife to carve detailed sculptures of hands, buildings, and various pop culture characters. It’s a very delicate process as you can imagine, and it requires a great understanding of how much pressure the lead can withstand without breaking, but mistakes are inevitable. Continue reading for a video of him carving the Eiffel Tower.

“With a steady hand and eye for detail, artist Salavat Fidai carves miniature artworks onto the tips of lead pencils. Fidai, who hails from Ufa, Russia is also a painter and illustrator and works not only in miniature but larger scale paintings as well. The rising artist has amassed a big following on Instagram with nearly 50,000 followers,” says Twisted Sifter