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Artist Creates Quirky Illustrations Using An iPhone and Some Paper

Anshuman Ghosh Creates Quirky Illustrations Using An iPhone and Some Paper

Anshuman Ghosh is a visual artist based in South Africa who creates quirky illustrations that revolve around his iPhone. He finds suitable inspiration from everyday occurrences, common observations and more importantly, things that he loves. Each cut paper illustration casts the illusion that his phone is something that it is not, using brightly colored drawings that have been cut up and layered into these fun and newly transformed scenarios. His vibrant ideas are both simple and clever, like two classics such as the Rubix Cube being sliced and transformed into a Tetris game or a paper being shredded into the iPhone only leaving the strips on screen. All in all his talents definitely will leave a smile on your face.

Artist Creates Stretching Paper Sculpture of Notorious B.I.G.

Felix Semper Creates Stretching Paper Sculpture of Notorious B.I.G.

New York based artist Felix Semper's stretchable paper sculptures at first glance appears to be a stone bust, when in fact this sculpture of Notorious B.I.G. is entirely comprised of hundreds of layers of paper that have been glued together and meticulously carved. Felix’s stretchable paper sculptures are inspired by traditional marble stone busts. Through this fluid movement each sculpture has an added playful mobility as opposed to the traditional aesthetic. He has transformed the medium to stretch, twist, elongate and retract.

Energetic Papercraft Cartoon Mashup Amazingness by Shotopop

Energetic Papercraft Cartoon Mashup Amazingness by Shotopop

It's been a while since we have posted about our friends over at Shotopop, and since I'm a huge cartoon fan I couldn't resist adding this layered gem to the site. The London and New York based crew was invited by their friends over at WIZZ Design to create a plagiarized artwork for their exhibition, PLAGIAT.

They decided to go with a medium they have used previously, paper. Since they also shared the same affinity for cartoons, they created an amazing mashup of all of their favorites as a layered paper relief. They've got the Power Puff Girls, Fin and Jake from Adventure Time, and Aku from Samurai Jack just to name a few. And of course this colorful masterpiece is bursting to the brim with energy.

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Gorgeous Endangered Species Series In Cut Paper Brings Awareness To Great Cause

Patrick Cabral Endangered Species Series In Cut Paper - Lynx

Patrick Cabral wowed us previously with his initial exploration of the animal form. He was able to accentuate the gorgeous details such as fur and unique markings using several sheets of paper, meticulously cut into beautiful and unique patterns, which were then layered to provide depth. This time each paper relief shows even more detail and has the delicate nature of lace found through each pattern to further show how fragile they are as a result of their endangerment. He has not only continued this incredible series with several more animals, but he has followed up on his promise to donate to WWF to save these animals from extinction!

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Ethereal Cut Paper Illustrations of Women in Water by Sonia Alins

Into the Water II: Cut Paper Illustrations by Sonia Alins

We have seen the beautiful works of Spanish artist Sonia Alins previously, featuring several women with exaggerated proportions floating and even dancing under the transparent sheets of water. This They stay afloat in this aquatic environment, with only some parts shown above the water level. Dones d'aigua II showcases the subtle, delicate and ethereal idea of mysterious aquatic environment where the figures emerge or not.

Vibrant Mythical Scenes in Cut Paper Collage by Morgana Wallace

Vibrant Mythical Scenes in Cut Paper Collage by Morgana Wallace

Morgana Wallace is an artist based in Victoria, Canada whose mixed media compositions are created through a fine treatment of collage. She takes several pieces of painted cut paper and layers them, making each scene truly unique and beautiful. Additionally, she applies gouache to many of her works for the finer details like the geometric symbols or the stars in the twinkling night sky. Each piece brings together references of various mythologies with fantastical and dream like elements, creating engaging and complex works of art.

The Many Faces of Michael Jackson, a Tribute in Paper by Belinda Rodriguez

The Many Faces of Michael Jackson, a Tribute in Paper by Belinda Rodriguez - Billie Jean

I still can't believe that Michael Jackson, one of my all time favorite musicians and dancers no less, has left this world. I remember trying to learn all of his dance moves in my mirror back in the day or even watching Moonwalker over and over again to the point of knowing all of the words, classic! He will always be timeless to many people across the world and continue to inspire us within our hearts. There were many tributes since then, but of course it wouldn't be right not to do a small tribute to Michael Jackson on here as well, and of course in paper.

That brings me to the stunning work of Belinda Rodriguez, a freelance designer, illustrator, and paper artist, born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I particularly love her style and how she is able to capture the features of her subjects in her paper portraits using specifically cut pieces to accentuate the facial features like cheekbones or hair and then layering them to add depth and cast certain shadows. She has done a set of four paper relief portraits of Michael Jackson in very familiar outfits, like Michael in his papercraft glitter outfit and wearing the infamous sparkling glove for Billie Jean, or his outfit for the Super Bowl, adorned in metallic gold and matte black paper.

Patrick Cabral Explores The Animal Form Through Delicate Layered Papercuts

Patrick Cabral Explores The Animal Form Through Delicate Layered Papercuts - Lion

Patrick Cabral is a multi-disciplinary designer based in the Manila, Philippines, whose latest works are comprised of various animals created from multiple layers of paper. Each are delicately cut with unique patterns, accentuating the finer details such as the fur, to explore the natural characteristics of the animal form. This has been an ongoing series on his Instagram account where he states, "I want to provide a contrast of soft materials to a predator." He has since then added to his series with more endangered species like the lion featured above, and hopes to eventually show how fragile some species are and how close they are to extinction.

Incredible Vintage Scenes Fashioned in Painted Cardboard by Dosshaus

Incredible Vintage Works Fashioned in Painted Cardboard by Dosshaus - Sunday Lunch

Dosshaus is the artistic collaboration of Zoey Taylor and David Connelly, multidisciplinary artists whose work ranges across the board with painting, sculpture, installation and performance to photography, film, and video. Wow, say that five times fast! They have an ongoing series entitled House of Cardboard, where they showcase reclaimed cardboard that has been transformed into vintage styled pieces that are either worn or used in these quirky scenes. Each object down to the sewn garments, dining table of paper food, or freestanding camera are all hand painted in black and white and also blueish tones and affixed with glue, giving each piece an old fashioned feel, as if plucked from a vintage animation.

Marcelo Kato Creates Colorful Mediterranean Sea Inspired Cut Paper Illustrations

Marcelo Kato Creates Colorful Mediterranean Sea Inspired Cut Paper Illustrations - Golden Dragon

From the magnificent depths of his imagination, Brazilian paper artist Marcelo Kato handcrafts visually breathtaking layered paper illustrations that are so intricately detailed, you literally have to look just a bit closer... WOW! This fantasy world, Marcelost World, is a parallel universe he manifested years ago after a cruise through the Mediterranean Sea. From there, the style of his art was drastically influenced, where the sea creatures and patterned motifs in their vibrant colors are all clearly reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Each detail down to the bricks in the architecture of 'Golden Dragon' featured above, each lain side by side and meticulously placed, or the itty bitty scales on each fish layered ever so perfect down to their fun patterned outfits in 'Golden Coral' below is absolutely mind-boggling!

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