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Nature Relief Portraits of Animals Come to Life in Detailed Paper Sculptures by Calvin Nicholls

Nature Relief Portraits of Animals Come to Life in Detailed Paper Sculptures by Calvin Nicholls

We were all enamored by The Follett Collection from Canadian paper artist Calvin Nicholls. He now continues to create hyperrealistic wildlife that features birds, bears, and foxes rendered in relief sculpture. Despite working in monochromatic palettes of white and off-white paper, he instills a sense of liveliness and realism in these animal portraits. Hundreds of slivers of paper fan the curvature of each creature with their respective feathers and fur and the lifelike creatures are shown in a naturalistic pose—snuggled down for a rest, or wings stretched in flight.

Artist Creates Three-Dimensional Monochrome Mandalas from Cut Paper

Michael Velliquette Creates Three-Dimensional Monochrome Mandalas from Cut Paper

I would like to reintroduce a very talented artist that I came across a few years back. I had the pleasure of doing an interview with him a couple of years ago and his work is nothing short of amazing! Michael Velliquette is a talented mixed media artist whose body of work spans drawing, collage, and sculpture, but he is best known for his incredibly detailed works with cut paper. These works engage the nature of matter, sensation, perception, reaction, and consciousness.

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Finely Cut Paper Art Looks Like Beautifully Inked Illustrations

Finely Cut Paper Art Looks Like Beautifully Inked Illustrations

San Francisco-based artist Kanako Abe creates hand-cut, intricate paper art, that at first glance look like pen drawings. She started working with paper in 2012 when learning the Japanese art of Ise-katagami—a traditional stencil technique used for complex designs on Kimono fabric. Abe uses the same Japanese Ise-katagami cutting tools but on black paper, in addition to an X-Acto knife, a cutting mat, and—most importantly—incredible patience. The resulting hand-cut creations depict woodland animals and mystical forests that explore “everyday moments and thoughts.”

Miniature Bird Illustrations in Cut Paper Beautifully Detailed in Watercolor

Miniature Bird Illustrations in Cut Paper Beautifully Detailed in Watercolor

There are a fair share of beautiful miniature paper works featured throughout the site, all inspiring and unique in their own way, so upon seeing these detailed cut paper illustrations of birds up close, featuring NVillustration was a must. NVIllustration is a design studio based in India run by the talented duo Nayan Shrimali and Vaishali Chudasama. Their body of work is comprised of jewelry, dioramas and lately a dedicated series of miniature bird illustrations in cut paper and watercolor for a 30 day challenge.

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Vibrant Botanical Cut Paper Illustrations Handcrafted for Sargs IPA Beer

Vibrant Botanical Cut Paper Illustrations Handcrafted for Sargs IPA Beer

Hula Estudio is a full service graphic design studio based in Spain. They were tasked in creating a package design that described the essence of Sargs IPA, and they did just that. Inspired by the aromas found in this fruity craft beer, they 'handcrafted' a vibrant botanical illustration incorporating the lush details of the jungle out of layered paper cutouts.

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Intricate Hand-Cut Paper Artwork Inspired By Nature And Architecture

Pippa Dyrlaga's Intricate Hand-Cut Paper Artwork Inspired By Nature And Architecture

Pippa Dyrlaga is a paper cutting artist, whose work is often comprised of delicate works inspired by nature, birds and architecture around where she currently lives in Hebden Bridge, England. "My paper cut works are mostly cut from a single sheet of paper," she mentions in her artist statement, "They are first drawn out by hand on the reverse of the paper, and then hand cut using a scalpel, and can take hours to complete. The process is just as important to me as the finished product."

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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Amy Genser Creates Gorgeous Underwater Reefs From Hundreds of Tiny Rolled Papers

Amy Genser Creates Gorgeous Underwater Reefs From Hundreds of Tiny Rolled Papers

Having a fondness for exploring her obsession with texture, pattern, and color, Connecticut based artist Amy Genser plays with paper and acrylic paints, bringing to life these beautiful organic forms through her process. Her nature inspired works transport you to the ocean, showing undulating motion along with beautiful hues of blues and greens. She uses paper as a pigment and constructs her three dimensional wall-based artworks by meticulously layering, cutting, and rolling hundreds of tiny colored of paper. These grouping then begin to emulate the beauty of coral reefs or an aerial landscape view of biological cellular processes.

Fantastic Miniature Worlds Bursting with Color for Hermès Window Display in Dubai

Fantastic Miniature Worlds of Nature Bursting with Color for Hermès Window Display in Dubai - Floral Full

The French duo Zim and Zou have graced us with their stunning works in the past, from vintage electronics to colorful chef's masks covered in festive fruits and veggies. All in all, their work has an underlying theme of colors in unique combinations and their attention to detail.

These two papercraft window displays are for the opening of a new Hermès store in Dubai (Mall of the Emirates). Through this project, spectators have a sneak peek at the curious characters living inside this nature filled environment. One window has a motif of a mushroom village, while the other shows blooming flower huts. This microscopic point of view shows plants and other vegetal life reigning as masters, like a kind of picture, a flash, a precise instant in nature’s unrestrained run.

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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.