If you’re like me and 90% of the world’s population, then you couldn’t draw if your life depended on it. Sure, I can scribble something on a piece of paper, but no one could tell if it’s an apple, a dinosaur, or Superman, when in fact, it’s a house with two trees and a swing set. Anyway, us untalented people usually swoon over others’ imagination and drive to create something that the world hasn’t seen before. Like Jasenko Dordevic, who is a sculptor. Oh, a sculptor, what new things can he possibly do, you’re thinking. Well, these amazing tiny sculptures on pencil tips will take you by surprise. Beware, you won’t be able to complain next time you try to sharpen your pencil and the mine keeps breaking.
Jasenko Dordevic is a Bosnian sculptor who was inspired by Dalton Ghetti to create these unique sculptures. He carves in graphite, which is also known as black lead. His original artwork is extremely detailed and seems to have been carved out of wood, and not very fragile graphite.
By using an an X-acto knife, Dordevic manages to carve beautifully detailed things into pencil tips. We should all remember his artwork next time we go mad trying to sharpen a pen and the graphite keesp breaking in the sharpener. He must have steadier hands than a surgeon operating on open heart.
This picture best illustrates the Bosnian sculptor’s attention to detail. I admit, not knowing what we’re talking about, I would’ve been inclined to ask why someone bothered to stick a screw in the crayon. Maybe just for the kicks? But this is, in fact, Dordevic at its best. I can only imagine it took him hours to complete this piece, and a lot of effort must have went in perfecting the sculpture.
If you were wondering how Dordevic’s working desk looks like, here’s a sneak peek. He doesn’t just guesstimate how he should carve the graphite, he uses a magnifying glass to get accurate details and stunning carvings. He clips the pencil stub on his working device and lets inspiration take over. Even with the magnifying glass, his job isn’t that easy. The graphite is extremely fragile and must be handled with care. I can only imagine it can be very frustrating to spend half a day polishing up a sculpture only for it to break at the first gust of wind.
Just when you thought Dordevic can’t get any more creative, he puts a spin on his already unique artwork. He went further than sculpting on pencil tips, and exposed the crayon’s mine in which he carved a moving train passing through a tunnel. Hats down to Doredevic. He proves imagination has no limits, but he never sacrifices minute attention to details or his patience to polish up every piece of art.
Probably my favorite piece from the Bosnian sculptor’s collection, this tiny elephant is truly a work of art. From the arched trumpet, to the slightly shinier back, the raised hind leg and the alert ears, this graphite sculpture speaks volumes about Doredevic’s passion and his ability to stay focused on his work.
The detail level on this graphite photo camera is once again stunning. You got the tripod, the attached lens and the flash ready to capture the best moments in Ant Man’s life.
Inspired by matrioshka dolls, Doredevic took on the daunting task of carving out two tiny figurines. The hollowed graphite mine snugly fits the smaller matrioshka, while the bigger one seals everything off. Probably not suitable for children, these amazing sculptures would delight any art enthusiast on the look out for the latest unique art works.