Artist Carves Tiny Sculpture Out Of Pencil Lead
It isn't hard to appreciate the massive and magnificent sculptures that we often see in museums and on the Internet, but what about one that is a fraction of the size of your fingertip? Born into a family of artists, Salavat Fidai has a great lineage of talent flowing through his veins. Taking inspiration from movies, comics and complexities of others' fine art, Sakavat is creating and changing the definition of what it is to sculpt.
He calls his work "micro sculptures from graphite," as they are entirely situated on the lead potion of a pencil tip. The fragile medium he uses is prone to breaking, but he uses each mistake as a learning experience in honing his abilities and talent. Put into perspective, his skills are nothing short of astonishing.