If you ever thought that the graphite pencil is usually only a tool for writing, that its structure and use strictly practical nature, Salavat Fidai would not agree with you. This russian artist has opened new horizons in miniature art and gave a whole new meaning and appearance of the pencil. Before he proved himself as an outstanding miniaturist artist, he worked as a lawyer. One day, he decided to close the office doors and fully commit himself to the art. His primal inspiration was well-known art master Dalton Ghetti. The journey has begun.
As the graphite is extremely fragile, Salavat need not only be very careful, but very patient too. Creating micro sculpture into the head of pencils requires serious time and dedication. In order to fulfill his final vision, he needs to use tools such as large magnifying glass, cutter ( X-ACTO knife ), and a thin brush.
This freelance artist is a living proof that the mind is an incredible instrument of creation. His amazing attention to details leads to the perfect miniature sculptures. There is almost no limit to type of curves which Fidai can do. It takes him from 6 to 12 hours of hard work to carve a specific shape on the tip of a pencil. The result is always breathtaking.
Although he became famous thanks to the art masterpiece of carving pencils, Fidai shows stunning art on the box matches too. He mostly drew replicas of Van Gogh. Incredible depictions in oil on canvas is something that he also does.
Simson inspiration – Bart Simson
Micro Burj – Khalifa
Sculpture of the Big Ban
Fish from the Box trolls
Game of Thrones
Check out Salavat Fidai website.