Salavat Fidai — Carves Miniature Artworks Into The Points Of Graphite Pencils

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2 min readMay 30, 2020

If you ever think that the graphite pencil is generally used as a writing tool, then Salavat Fidai does not agree with you. This Russian artist has opened different perspectives in miniature sculpture, bringing the pencil a whole new significance and style.

Fidai, who lives and works from Ufa, Russia is also a painter and illustrator and specializes not only in miniature but larger-scale drawings as well. Owing to the brittle nature of graphite, the procedure is difficult, and it is normal for miniature sculptures to break after spending several hours on a single object.

Fidai spends between six and twelve hours on average producing a figurine, while complex models take approximately two to three days to create. He uses a metal knife and a stereo microscope to create small pieces. He preferred jumbo pencils with a graphite diameter of 5 mm for the first time. Now, he mainly uses lead in the range of 0.5 to 2 mm in diameter.

He has fans worldwide on social media like Instagram where he is known as salavat.fidai having 791k+0 followers.

Here check some of the Salavat Fidai miniature artworks into the point of graphite pencils.

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