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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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StudyBreak

Awesome sculptures, thanks!

pkin38

Thanks Janine.. It is amazing..

Amazing....I never knew......what an artist...thanks Pat.

pkin38

anitas thank you for stopping by

anitas

Amazing is all I can say

pkin38

smllpkg me too... nice to see you...
Warbler Yep I got six all together...
lyndee thanks so much ...good to see you ..
Celeste very talented ... thanks for stopping by...

CelesteH

That is so cool
Very talented people
:) Thanks Pkin

lyndee

I love the little hammer. This is awesome pkin.

warbler

ALL RIGHT! Another fantastic series coming up! thanks PK

smllpkg101

The things people create out of the most ordinary objects will never cease to amaze me. Thanks for this picture and story, pkin.

pkin38

You are so right Gene ... He sure is...

gnt1041

Wow a great post Pat !!!!!!!!! And then this story about the artist that made these pieces of art ..... he is so talanted and can be proud of what he has managed to do ....... :)))))))))

pkin38

Me either,Katie ... so tiny..

buckeye425

Amazing works Pat. I can't imagine the patience required to make these.

pkin38

Thanks Fran for stopping in

bookish

WoW!! Thanks Pat. :)

pkin38

Thanks Mandy ... It is amazing what some people can do...

monza006

OMG - Pat these are amazing. Thank you so much for finding these images and for sharing them with us. This is another very talented artist.

pkin38

Thanks Ardy ... I try ...I try...

ringleader

Pat, you find really awesome and interesting things to share with us. Thank you.

pkin38

Lucy it is awesome...

Jim it really is incredible ...

jcarroll

Thanks, Pat! Incredible!

grandmalucy

one word for all this artistry......WOW. thanks Pat.

pkin38

Isn't it amazing Lorna.... Get your glasses out.. I have not a clue... thanks ....

Sis I know ..it is amazing....

puzzeljac

Wow, what an artist. It's really amazing, thanks

goingsilver

Wow, that is incredible. I'd need a magnifying glass to see what the carving is if the pencil was in my hand! I wonder who buys them, and how they display them?

pkin38

I was amazed by how anyone could craft something that small ...I'm like you I can break the lead just sharpening it.. Thanks for stopping in Shirley.

shirley68

This is amazing, I can break the lead just sharpening a pencil, as they say lead is very brittle, Thanks Pat for the post.

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