Incredible Pencil Sculptures of
Dalton J. Paul Getty

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If you think that pencil is a tool for drawing, painting or writing notes – you’re wrong! 45-year-old carpenter, Dalton J. Paul Getty for 25 years turns ordinary pencils into incredible miniature sculptures. Without using a magnifying glass. “When I was a schoolboy, – says the master, – I made gifts to my friends, carving out their names on a pencils. Later, I decided to try sculpture, and after a long searching the choice fell on a pencil lead.” For such work Dalton uses blades, sewing needles and special knives for the sculptures. However, the material is too fragile and can not allow mistakes: at home Mr. Getty has more than 100 unfinished or broken sculptures. “At first I had a few broken figures, later I decided to keep them all in memory. I call this “cemetery collection”: they are all dear to me, yet I spent alone with them a few months.” Artist could spend a few months at one sculpture. For the creation miniature alphabet Dalton spent 2,5 years. “My patience is simply amazing people, because nowadays everyone wants to be quicker, faster and faster.”

 

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16 Comments
  1. sagar

    greattttt man. awesome work

  2. Laichee

    Amazing. But carving graphite with an exacto knife is like nails on a chalk board to my ears. *shivers

  3. Viorella

    can i buy any of them? how to contact him?

  4. gabochie

    Illest sculpture so far!

  5. Dean

    Amazing! Particularly the heart ones.

  6. Rudra

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!
    Can’t believe my eyes!!

  7. dot Sense

    it’s amazing and beautifull

  8. Creative Genes

    Amazing and unbelievable…
    great art…hats off!

  9. Enrique

    Amazing, thank you for share

  10. Ground5

    With such steady hands, this fellow could have been a top brain-surgeon!

  11. sugumarje

    Wow, what a idea! Great works… Greets

  12. Green

    Very laborious work, nice!

  13. umesh

    really amazing

  14. Omniflux

    Are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?! These are amazing!!!!

  15. LDQ

    wow it’s amazing and beautifull

  16. Muhammad Waqas

    Absolutely Incredible. very inspiring & creative. In Pakistan there a person who create sculptures at match stick, like buildings shapes & animal etc