Meet Dalton Ghetti, a 49-year-old sculpture artist, who makes probably the tiniest pencil carvings in the world. It can sound unbelievable, but he manages to carve a highly detailed sculpture on the tip of a graphite pencil. Now living in Connecticut, USA, he has been doing this unique art for about 25 years.

“At school, I would do wood carvings of a friend’s name into the wood of a pencil and then give it to them as a present. Later, when I got into sculptures, I would make these huge pieces from things like wood but decided I wanted to challenge myself by trying to make things as small as possible. I experimented sculpting with different materials, such as chalk, but one day I had a eureka moment and decided to carve into the graphite of a pencil” – says, Dalton, who is originally from Brazil.

All he needs for his pencil art are three basic tools – a razor blade, sewing needle, and sculpting knife. Dalton doesn’t even use a magnifying glass! While a standard figure will take several months to make, he has spent two and a half years on a pencil with interlinking chains. Check his amazingly cool art below!

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