12 Amazing Pieces of Pencil Art

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Many artists have used pencils to create works of art – but Dalton Ghetti creates miniature masterpieces on the tips of pencils. The Brazilian born, Connecticut based artist carefully crafts the tips of pencils into amazing micro sculptures.

a97204 g136 2 heart2 - 12 amazing pieces of pencil art


These miniature masterpieces are a side project for the professional carpenter, who has been perfecting this art for the last 25 years.

a97204 g136 3 tools - 12 amazing pieces of pencil art


One of the most fascinating things about these tiny works of art is

that he has never sold them, he has only given them away to friends as gifts.

a97204 g136 4 chair - 12 amazing pieces of pencil art


He works as a carpenter and carves pencils in his free time - often putting in just an hour or so before his eyes get tired. It can take years to finish an especially complicated piece - a linked chain in the middle of a pencil took him two years, and a carefully crafted giraffe even longer.

a97204 g136 9 shoes - 12 amazing pieces of pencil art


Along with his other projects, Ghetti is slowly carving a tiny graphite tear for every 9/11 victim, finishing one each morning before he goes to work, and estimates it will take him 10 years to finish and display them together.

a97204 g136 6 saw - 12 amazing pieces of pencil art

a97204 g136 7 mail - 12 amazing pieces of pencil art

a97204 g136 5 elvis - 12 amazing pieces of pencil art

a97204 g136 8 button - 12 amazing pieces of pencil art

a97204 g136 10 cross - 12 amazing pieces of pencil art

a97204 g136 11 key - 12 amazing pieces of pencil art

a97204 g136 12 heart - 12 amazing pieces of pencil art

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  • 2

    wow thats soooo cool hahaha i want one this guy has talent!!

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  • 2

    so now i have a use for my pencil nubs lolz what is his address

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  • 1

    Pretty neat!

    • juniper
    • September 30, 2010, 4:36 pm
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  • 1

    neat-o!!

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  • 1

    That's so amazing, +3 for sharing

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  • 1

    great post +3

    • Dannyl
    • October 1, 2010, 2:45 am
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  • 1

    daaamn i wonder what kind of tool he uses to carve those?

    he must buy very soft pencils for them not to snap off while carving...

    • c8r15
    • October 1, 2010, 4:19 am
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  • 1

    When I saw the thumbnail, I thought:
    worms 1 - 12 amazing pieces of pencil art

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  • 1

    wow (:


    +3 ^^

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  • 1

    Brilliant Huge Collection of Randoms

    I agree with the picture, BRILLIANT!
    - mrfizzy12345 October 1, 2010, 1:36 pm
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  • 1

    That is so cool. The two heart ones and the key blow me away

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