BOLTON sculptor Hedley Wiggan has done a 'super' job on his latest creation.

The artist, who creates tiny sculptures from pencil nibs, has created mini superheroes Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in honour of the new Hollywood blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The tiny 1cm figures of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman took two weeks to sculpt and add to his long list of intricate designs which also include One Direction, The Beatles and Jimmy Hendrix.

The 50-year-old Tonge Moor artist said: “I am a bit of a fan and thought the designs would be fun to make in between my work.

“I have done some other superhero sculptures in the past too.”

The father-of-one came across the peculiar design idea by mistake, but has since gone on to sell his art and has even been commissioned by organisations such as Bolton Hospice for particular designs.

He said: “One day I was sharpening a pencil to do a sketch when it broke and I noticed it looked like a human hand.

“Curiosity got the better of me and I started experimenting.

“I tried at first with a scalpel but it was too big for the lead so I started using pins and needles and basically anything small enough that I could get my hands on.

“I have ended up making my own tools for the sculptures now.”

It is not the first time the artist has related his work to current affairs, having also created an Olympic torch design ahead of the games in 2012.

The part-time hospital theatre technician, who also paints, added: “It’s just a bit different and very challenging which I like.”

Mr Wiggan has since displayed his art at various exhibitions and has also had global exposure on television after creating a Harry Styles shaped lead pencil design, which was presented to the boy band on James Corden’s The Late Late Show on US TV.

He added: “I feel really blessed that people like my work.

“I think my art has tapped in to something — I am not sure what that is, but it is going well.”

To see more of Mr Wiggan’s designs go to website or Hedley_Wiggan on Instagram.