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Pencil Sculptures

Dalton J. Paul Getty is an incredible artist who uses pencils to create miniature sculptures. Not by drawing with them, but by carving out the small lead on top of them. He doesn’t have a dedicated website, but here is a post about his work on an online design magazine.

What makes his work even more amazing is that apparently he doesn’t use a magnifying glass and works on a piece for months/years before finishing it. His tools are reported to be normal blades, needles and some modified knives. Some of the sculptures are so unusual that I’m risking copyright violation by downloading the pictures instead of linking to them. I first got some of these pictures as a borderline-spam infinitely forwarded message that I nearly dismissed because the images seemed computer-generated to me.