This Artist Turns Pencils Into Miniature Pop-Culture Sculptures
When life gives you pencils, you carve miniature sculptures out of them, just like Salavat Fidai did. Yes, this artist uses the lead of the pencils to carve tiny, tiny sculptures. The subjects of his work range far and wide, if a little close to pop-culture. Star Wars notables Darth Vader and master Yoda make appearances, so does Bart Simpson, as well as such 3D animated characters like Rango and Wall-E. Each miniature is crazier than the other, getting smaller and more intricate.
Salavat lives in Ufa, Russia, and does other things besides pencil carvings. He’s also a drawer and a painter – even if his canvas is sometimes as small as pumpkin seeds. Starting to see a pattern in his work, aren’t you?
And here we thought our tiny doodles at school were impressive.