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35 Impressive Miniature Sculptures On The Tip Of A Pencil (New Pics)

Miniature art always fascinates with how artists can make their artworks so tiny but incredibly detailed. In the hands of Russian artist Salavat Fidai, the tips of pencils become tiny and incredible masterpieces. The amount of detail the artist puts into these miniature masterpieces is absolutely astonishing!

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Fox

Fox

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banana 4 days agoReminds me of the Firefox browser

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Spiderman

Spiderman

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Berry Budgie 3 days agoWow this is hard work!

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The Ufa-based artist uses an X-ACTO knife to carve miniature renderings of various characters from pop culture, buildings, statues, and everyday objects. It is a delicate process because the success of the artwork depends on how much pressure the lead can withstand. Therefore, mistakes are inevitable.

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Rose

Rose

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4EVER PANDA 3 days agosoooo pretty. My fave so far.

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The Bird In A Cage

The Bird In A Cage

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divydumdrop hello 3 days agohowww! SO amazing

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For the artist, carving miniature renderings is like a meditation and a challenge at the same time. The most difficult task is to make a micro sculpture and not to break it. These sculptures are fragile and tiny, and that excites the artist the most. The artist likes to pay attention to the details and bring each sculpture to perfection.

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What Is Dead May Never Die

What Is Dead May Never Die

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david kohn 4 days agoamazing it reminds me of pirates of the Caribbean

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Stitch

Stitch

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lamacorn 4 days agoMy older sister loves Lelo and stitch

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Fidai was born into a family of artists so it’s quite natural that he became an artist himself. His artistic journey started around 5 years ago and since then, he has continued to surprise us with his carving skills. If you are interested in more artworks by this artist, you can find them here and hereon Bored Panda.

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Astronaut

Astronaut

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david kohn 4 days agowow this is awesome the detail on that astronaut is incredible

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Statue Of Liberty

Statue Of Liberty

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Kate Baumann 4 days agoWhy is it silver? It’s beautiful!

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Red Balloon Dog

Red Balloon Dog

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Berry Budgie 3 days agoOk i love this pls i need one!

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Panda

Panda

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TESSA ADKINS 4 days agoOMG so cute!

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Ice-Cream

Ice-Cream

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Yoseph Workeneh 4 days agoThe middle one is so realistic.

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Pencil

Pencil

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ANDREA SERRANO MORALES 4 days agoi was waiting for this one, lmao, pencil carved on pencil

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Baby Yoda

Baby Yoda

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Kate Baumann 4 days agoLOOOVE Mando!

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The Leaning Tower Of Pisa

The Leaning Tower Of Pisa

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Annabelle Fonseca 4 days agothe amount of detail in this!

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Clef

Clef

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Trains

Trains

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cat man 4 days agothe green one is so cool

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Pianist

Pianist

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Yoseph Workeneh 4 days agothose tiny details

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Social Media

Social Media

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phone. 4 days agoThis is so amazing!

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Black Swan

Black Swan

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4EVER PANDA 3 days agoanother pretty one!!!

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Food Chain

Food Chain

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phone. 4 days agoI love how the pencil is eating the fish…(I laughed my ass off and now I can’t get it back on, please send help)

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Star Wars

Star Wars

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Jane Campbell 3 days agoIt’s one pencil carved in the middle down to the lead.

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Butterfly

Butterfly

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Yoseph Workeneh 4 days agoIt’s very cool and the way she or he made the gap between the wings

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Flower

Flower

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phone. 4 days agoFlowey? Is that you? (sorry, I couldn’t resist doing this)

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Star Wars

Star Wars

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Julie Hanford 3 days agoAre these charcoal pencils?

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Wolverine

Wolverine

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david kohn 4 days agoYESSSS i love wolverine

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Skull

Skull

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Your Mother 3 days agoLove the tie

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Calm Done And Relax

Calm Done And Relax

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Panda with Heart 2 days agoI would love to have this one!!

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Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish

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Karin Gibson 4 days agoHow does he make the head wider than the colour.???

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Tulips

Tulips

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Berry Budgie 3 days agoWowowowowowowowow!🤩

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Lips

Lips

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Berry Budgie 3 days agoDude nobody cares if ur first

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Three Wise Monkeys

Three Wise Monkeys

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Felipe StillChill 3 days agoSpeak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil. (I think)

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Arya Stark

Arya Stark

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divydumdrop hello 3 days agoso detailed…wow!

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Harry Potter

Harry Potter

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X KawaiiDemon X 3 days agoYES YES YES!!! I WAS WAITING FOR THIS!!! 💖⚡️

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Note: this post originally had 95 images. It’s been shortened to the top 35 images based on user votes.

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Six Industry Innovators Share Their Inspirations from the Lunar Landing

When the Apollo 11 came to rest in the lunar Sea of Tranquility on July 20th, 1969 and began transmitting back to Earth grainy black-and-white images of a spider-legged ship, pale figures within shiny helmets, and, a bit later, magisterial photographs of Earth itself against the black void of space, the human race’s conception of itself changed forever. The voyage inspired political realignments and countless scientific breakthroughs; it also inspired the look and feel of a number of cultural masterpieces, from Brian Eno’s 1983 ambient classic Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks to Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1971 stark sci-fi epic Solaris.

Architecture and design took that giant leap for mankind along with Neil Armstrong. In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing, we spoke to innovators in the industry about their own lunar inspirations.

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Perilune by Suzanne Tick for Luum Textiles. Photography courtesy of Luum Textiles.

Suzanne Tick, creative director, Luum Textiles

As a child, the textile designer Suzanne Tick watched the landing from her home in Bloomington, Illinois. “What was riveting to me was the sound of someone on the moon and his buoyancy,” Tick says. “I had this realization that a person can be on the moon while I’m sitting at home and he could also be floating!” Since then, the moon has been an important force in her life. “I’ve lived by the MoMA Moon Charts and they have played a large part in my consciousness. A poignant time in my life was 2009, 2010, and 2011 which coincided with the last three years of my father’s life, my marriage, and my son living with me. For this reason, I wove a triptych of each of these years and sewed them together as a reminder of that shift in my life.” This design became Perilune, a printed polyurethane which was introduced through Luum.

Long Dock Park in Beacon, New York by Gary R. Hilderbrand. Photography by James Ewing.

Gary R. Hilderbrand, FASLA FAAR; principal, Reed Hilderbrand; Peter Louis Hornbeck Professor in Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Design

“Because my Aunt and grandmother had a large color TV, anything momentous like this we watched in their living room,” says Gary Hilderbrand. “All gathered ‘round for the moon landing. It’s singed on my brain.” The landscape architect would go on to transform a brownfield in Beacon, New York, into a waterfront parkland with site-specific work by artist George Trakas and two buildings by ARO. “Apollo amplified my instincts about knowing our place in the world and a sense that we somehow had technological knowledge to improve it,” he says. “Seeing these missions orbiting around the other side of the moon, and then exploring its surface, gave me hope that we could right our own environmental mess and craft a smarter, saner landscape. That way of seeing the Earth descended directly from the Apollo 8 ‘earthrise’ photograph. Who would not be affected by that image?!”

SiriusXM’s New York Headquarters and Broadcast Center by Michael Kostow. Photography by Adrian Wilson.

Michael Kostow, founding principal, Kostow Greenwood Architects

Satellite radio wouldn’t exist without the technological breakthroughs of the Apollo mission, so it made perfect sense to have a space fan design the headquarters for one of its largest players, SiriusXM. “I watched the moon landing as a youngster and even had early aspirations of becoming an astronaut,” says Michael Kostow. “I later wanted to design space vehicles for NASA, would build and fly multi-stage model rockets, and even as an architecture graduate student had an early morning ‘party’ to drink Tang and watch the first launch of the space station with my classmates.” The compact efficiency of the capsules influenced his plan for the satellite broadcasting company: “We wanted to invoke simplicity and timelessness,” he says, “and allow the empty space to be an active player in setting the mood.” Mission accomplished.

Aerial and Half-Moon by Kelly Harris Smith for Skyline Design. Photography courtesy of Skyline Design.

Kelly Harris Smith, designer and creative director, Kelly Harris Smith

“I’ve never been on a rocket ship,” says designer Kelly Harris Smith, “but I have flown on an airplane and to this day I always request a window seat so I can peek out over the landscape.” The designer was born after the moon landing but carries the legacy of an aerial point of view into a collection for Chicago’s Skyline Design of glass panels with systems of micro-patterns within shapes and gradations of color over larger repeats. “It’s rooted in looking at the familiar in a new way,” she says, “which I have to imagine is what all astronauts experience looking back at Earth.”

Draper, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photography by Mark Flannery.

Elizabeth Lowrey, principal, Elkus Manfredi Architects

“Watching the moon landing, even at such a young age, I was awed by the realization that anything is possible,” says Elizabeth Lowrey—even growing up to design a new home for Draper, a not-for-profit engineering firm that created software for Apollo 11. “I remember, as we stepped into Draper’s lobby, the first thing we saw was a space shuttle model.  Even more thrilling was the opportunity to meet Margaret Hamilton, the pioneering software engineer who had made the moon landing possible!” A glass and steel structure forms the roof of the Draper atrium, which is rung with seven floors of offices and laboratories connected by blue glass vertical and horizontal stairways, green walls, and “the Cloud,” a polished steel polyhedron that is truly out of this world.

On the Water/Palisade Bay, New York City. Photography courtesy of ARO.

Adam Yarinsky, FAIA LEED AP, principal, Architecture Research Office

“I was seven, I remember watching the feed of the moonwalk,” says ARO co-founder Adam Yarinksy. “And if you were a kid that was into building models, you had the plastic model kit that was black and white with USA in red on the side. I built a model of the Saturn V and the lunar and command and service modules. The purposefulness of the vehicle had a kind of directness when you compare it to technology today. The control panels were just rows and rows of switches that all looked the same. There was a kind of Dieter Rams quality to it.” But it was politics, not aesthetics, that really inspired Yarinsky’s work with ARO, including this vision of the upper harbor of New York and New Jersey which proposes archipelago and wetlands to mitigate rising sea levels and storm surges. “The finite nature of the planet we’re on reinforces the notion that architecture is part of this web of relationships,” he says. “The best architecture tries to modify and transform, but it’s not an autonomous thing. It’s linked. That sense of connection is the legacy.”

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