The Most Intricate Pencil Carvings Ever

In the June issue of Boys’ Life magazine, we ran some really interesting photos of pencil art from Dalton Ghetti, a Brazilian artist who specializes in creating tiny sculptures from real pencils.

Ghetti works for months to carve pencil lead into amazingly detailed forms. Ghetti says that the he won’t sell the artwork, so you won’t be seeing them on display any time soon.

Take a look at a few of the most popular works of art below:



A single pencil carved into an intricate chain.



The entire alphabet carved into random pencils.



A view of Ghetti’s process.



A church on the top of the pencil.



A regal giraffe.



A handsaw carved from the lead and wood.


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17 Responses to “The Most Intricate Pencil Carvings Ever”

  1. jkg010
    May 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    woah and thats it just woah

  2. jblade
    May 18, 2013 at 11:05 pm #


  3. purple bird
    May 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    Whoazers!! That’s pretty amazing! At first I didn’t realize what I was looking at, but then I realized this guy made sculptures out of pencils! But you kind of left a sentence open there—”Ghetti says that…” ???? #Peechtival!

    • what?
      May 26, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

      You don’t make sense (when you say “-’Ghetti says that…’ ???? #Peechtival!”).

      • purple bird
        June 6, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

        Well, when I wrote that, BL had left the sentence “Ghetti says that the he won’t sell the artwork…” “Ghetti says that.” But now they fixed it. #Peechtival!

  4. bodysteeler
    May 21, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    I like the alphabet, saw, church , and the chain

  5. bchain4
    May 22, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    that was the coolest thing I ever laid eyes on

  6. Benner
    May 22, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    LOVED the chain! and of course the saw.

  7. GolemMaster
    May 22, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    that is totally insane! And think; pencils are so small!

  8. Owen
    May 25, 2013 at 9:04 am #


  9. catfoot
    May 27, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    AMAZING with a capital AMAZING!

  10. Jo
    May 30, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    How did you do that

  11. the awesomator
    May 31, 2013 at 9:33 am #

    How does he make it THAT presice?!?!?

  12. Jonny
    June 4, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

    Wow!1 is a weapon.I know that weapon!Its called nunchuks

  13. me
    June 7, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Now, if only he made an anti-aircraft machine gun…

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