Talented artist makes tiny pencil lead sculptures

Updated: 2016-02-03 11:20


Talented artist makes tiny pencil lead sculptures

An Eiffel Tower artwork carved from the tip of pencil lead, by Taiwanese artist Chien-chu Lee [photo/IC]

Tiny sculptures of the Eiffel Tower, Great Wall, and even the Monkey King carved out of pencil leads? A Taiwanese artist called Chien-chu Lee just made just that, causing a stir online with his astonishing artworks.

Lee is an engineer who spends his spare time carving pencil leads as a hobby.

"It began about five years ago. I was carving bamboo chopsticks for my children, when a friend suggested I carve on pencil lead. So I began, and then I became addicted to it."

Lee's micro artworks cover a wide variety of subjects, including architecture, landscapes, historical figures and cartoons.

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