We know these look like old photos collecting dust in your Grandma's attic, but they are in fact pencil drawings. Tiny, tiny pencil drawings.

Paul Chiappe, a 28-year-old Scottish artist, picked up intricate art at a young age and took his hobby to the point of obsession. His insanely detailed works are nearly identical to a faded Victorian print, except they are as small as two by four centimeters.

You'd need a magnifying glass to accurately glimpse Chiappe's minuscule strokes; with only the naked eye they look like as if your ancestor's photo album had been run through a shrinky dink maker.

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The artist's work reminds us of an old favorite, Paul Cadden, but we especially love how Chiappe uses size to toy with our perception and expectations. We also just realized both of these photorealist masters hail from Scotland... a strange coincidence, or is there something in the water?

Are you obsessed with these minuscule masterpieces? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

If you're in the UK, you can find Chaippe's drawings at the Tate Modern's "Slow Looking: contemporary drawing" exhibition which is on view until the end of September. See a slideshow of his work below.

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  • Dean Gallery, 2010 Pencil on Paper 15 x 20 cm Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.carslawstlukes.com" target="_hplink">Carslaw St* Lukes</a>

  • Untitled 33, 2009 Acrylic and Pencil on Paper 54 x 43cm Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.carslawstlukes.com" target="_hplink">Carslaw St* Lukes</a>

  • Untitled 34, 2009 Pencil on Paper 2.4 x 3.7 cm Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.carslawstlukes.com" target="_hplink">Carslaw St* Lukes</a>

  • Untitled 42, 2010 Acrylic and Pencil on Paper 4.4 x 5.9cm Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.carslawstlukes.com" target="_hplink">Carslaw St* Lukes</a>

  • Untitled 2, 2004, B Pencil Drawing, 5cm x 7cm Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.carslawstlukes.com" target="_hplink">Carslaw St* Lukes</a>

  • Untitled 6, 2007, Pencil on Paper, 2.5cm x 4.2cm Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.carslawstlukes.com" target="_hplink">Carslaw St* Lukes</a>

  • Untitled 6 (as above) but actual size Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.carslawstlukes.com" target="_hplink">Carslaw St* Lukes</a>

  • Untitled 36 2009 Pencil on Paper 4 x 6cm Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.carslawstlukes.com" target="_hplink">Carslaw St* Lukes</a>

  • Untitled 44, 2010 Pencil on Paper 3.4 x 2.5cm Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.carslawstlukes.com" target="_hplink">Carslaw St* Lukes</a>

  • Untitled 48, 2010 Pencil on Paper 3.6 x 3.4cm Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.carslawstlukes.com" target="_hplink">Carslaw St* Lukes</a>

  • Year Book Series III, 2011 Pencil on Paper. 20 individual head shot drawings each being 14 x 10cm Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.carslawstlukes.com" target="_hplink">Carslaw St* Lukes</a>

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