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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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#35

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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Woman Turns IKEA Lamp Into A Death Star

Don’t want your home to look like hundreds of others you see in IKEA’s catalogs? How about making it more like a Darth Vader’s den? Just put your construction hat on and follow this do-it-yourself guide on turning IKEA’s PS 2014 lamp into a glowing Death Star.

The tutorial is made by a self-proclaimed Star Wars geek Lylelo, who “always saw the IKEA PS 2014 lamp and thought ‘it looks so much like a Death Star!’”

She seized the opportunity for the DIY project when she was moving with her boyfriend to a new place, and “converted one of those plain white lamps into the exploding Death Star floating over our bed. We absolutely love it,” she told Bored Panda. Now take a look how to make one yourself!

More info: lylelo.blogspot.de (h/t)

I made this Death Star from a plain IKEA lamp and you can do it too

First step, of course, is to buy an IKEA PS 2014 lamp and a can of spray paint

“I used a can of light gray spray paint from the local hardware store. Do this outside because of the fumes and the necessary ventilation. If you want to have it perfect – cover the copper insides BEFORE you spraypaint the outsides. The mist of the spray dulled the sheen a tiny bit – it doesn’t bother us, but if you want it super shiny – cover it up. Or don’t use spray paint and brush the light gray instead. In my case, it was a matter of time and not wanting to paint them all by hand.”

We used masking tape for painting walls to cover the areas that should stay lighter

“Using an x-acto knife and a cutting mat with a ruler proved to be helpful to have a variation in the strips. Cut some wide, some small, some long, some short. Alternate to create the pattern, the death star wasn’t all the same, neither should be yours.”

We created a stencil of the round weapon on a piece of paper first and traced that onto the lamp with a pencil

Once you’re satisfied with the look of your pattern, you can paint a darker shade of paint over the whole ball

“We decided that black was too dark and sharp as a contrast, so we mixed a darker gray color. The paint is a mix of acrylic paint and a chalk paint, to give it a not so glossy finish. We found this paint in the hardware store.”

Paint the ball completely or work in segments – it all depends on your taste

“We peeled the masking tape not long after painting. Make sure to press the tape very well down before you paint, avoiding blotches and noses doing so. But even if you have some slight uneven lines – the end result will be great, because the Death Star has so many little bits and dots, it will look like you wanted it this way.”

The round weapon was painted by hand with a fine brush

Hang it on your ceiling as instructed – you will need a hook for that – and enjoy your Death Star lamp – it’s awesome!

Watch it in action below:

For more DIY lamp ideas, check out these 21 designs.

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