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:


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 Comments on The Most Intricate Pencil Carvings Ever

  1. woah and thats it just woah

  2. BLEW MY MIND!!!

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

    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!

    • 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 // Reply

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

  5. that was the coolest thing I ever laid eyes on

  6. LOVED the chain! and of course the saw.

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

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

  8. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. AMAZING with a capital AMAZING!

  10. How did you do that

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

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

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

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

  14. vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvcasv>gnlji.LuuuJIMJK // August 23, 2013 at 5:48 pm // Reply


  15. THAT IS SO AMAZING // March 18, 2014 at 7:36 pm // Reply


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