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Fragile Pencil Lead Sculptures Painstakingly Carved by Hand

Russian artist Salavat Fidai utilizes his remarkably steady hand when carving sculptures from the tiny, graphite tip of a pencil. From famous works of architecture to distinct human figures, Fidai is able to painstakingly recreate each model with an X-ACTO knife as his only tool. This artistic approach requires an immense amount of carefulness, as applying too much pressure can cause his medium of choice to easily break.

In addition to carving pencil lead sculptures, Fidai also paints on matchboxes and tiny seeds. This passion for miniaturized art is communicated through his brilliant work, which can be seen on a regular basis on Instagram.

Salavat Fidai: Website | Instagram | Behance
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