Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Amazing Pencil Sculptures by Dalton Ghetti.

The alphabet, all carved from 26 pencil tips

All I have to say is, "WOW..."
By using basic tools such as a razor blade, sewing needle and sculpting knife, Dalton Ghetti really hit this one out of the ballpark with these amazing pencil sculptures....lead of the pencil sculptures!
He even refuses to use a magnifying glass and has never sold any of his work, only given it away to friends. He said: "I use the sewing needle to make holes or dig into the graphite. I scratch and create lines and turn the graphite around slowly in my hand"
The longest Dalton has spent on one piece was two and half years on a pencil with interlinking chains. A standard figure will take several months. He said: "The interlinking chains took the most effort and I was really pleased with it because it's so intricate people think it must be two pencils"
...see more of his work on the link below. 
Dalton hollowed out the centre of the wood, then carved the central column of graphite to create this hanging, linked heart
Carved from the graphite in a normal pencil: A tiny hammer
An intricately-detailed screw, carved in one piece from a pencil's graphite
via refreshingnews9  [...thanks Matt]


CharBee said...

holy friggin cow!

chet rosales said...

...It's just as amazing to know that he DOESN'T use a magnifying glass!

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