Salavat Fidai is an amazing Russian artist, illustrator, and photographer who has been growing in recognition and popularity because of the meticulously detailed sculptures he conjures from the tip of a pencil.
Fidai carefully cuts away the lead of a pencil using a basic craft knife to recreate everything from the Eiffel Tower or a Spanish guitar to an adorable and teensy sculpture of Pixar’s Wall-E. He then shoots photographs of his work using a macro lens—providing the world with a close-up view of his outstandingly detailed work.
Salavat’s technique requires substantial time and patience. Budding artists can check out Salavat’s approach and skills via breathtaking time-lapse videos that show how each sculpture is made.