No matter how much we don’t think the end of the HBO’s Game of Thrones, we still have to admit the sucess of this TV series and no wonder it becomes the inspiration of many artists like Salavat Fidai. The Russian artist’s latest series of micro sculptures also pays homage to the show, a miniature Iron Throne to a tiny, scaly dragon, each fragile piece is meticulously hand-carved from graphite pencil tips using an X-ACTO knife.
Pencil tip sculpture isn’t something new but it is still one of the hardest medium to work with. This is precisely why his renderings of House of Stark, Targaryen, and Lannister emblems are so remarkable. With steady-hand, lots of patience and practice, Fidai has recreated pretty much every Game of Thrones symbol, sigil, and weapon as pencil tip sculptures. He even carves out out some of the cast members in extraordinary detail, such as Arya Stark, Tyrion Lannister, and Ghost (the direwolf).
You can see Fidai’s amazing Game of Thrones pencil tip sculptures at Mega Mall in Bucharest, Romania through May 26, 2019. But if you can’t make it to Romania, check out more of the artist’s work on Instagram, and scroll down to watch a video of the artist at work.