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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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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."

New Paper Bird Sculptures Juxtaposed With International Stamps by Diana Beltran Herrera

Paper Bird Sculptures Juxtaposed With International Stamps by Diana Beltran Herrera

Colombia-based artist Diana Beltran Herrera has always had an affinity towards birds and nature that stemmed from her childhood, however it wasn't until the past few years that it started to prove prominent in her work. Previously, we have seen her paper birds in minimal form as well as full of color and life. These lifelike representations include an acute attention to detail and unbelievably are all crafted out of cut paper. This latest series incorporates a new set of beautiful birds from countries she has always admired, each captured within oversized postage stamps. Appropriately enough, it is National Bird Day!

A Kinetic Sculpture Revealing the Movements of An Invisible Flock of Birds

A Kinetic Sculpture Revealing the Movements of An Invisible Flock of Birds

If you are looking a video that will completely soothe you after a stressful day, 'Diffusion Choir' is just the one you are looking for. It showcases a kinetic sculpture commissioned by Biomed Realty for its building at 650 East Kendall Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Sosolimited partnered with Plebian Design and Hypersonic to design, program, and fabricate this unique paper installation. The sculpture itself celebrates the organic beauty of collaboration by visualizing the movements of an invisible flock of birds. 400 folding elements comprised of Tyvek form a hanging volume in the sunlit atrium. Each element can independently open and close, controlled by custom software running a flocking algorithm.

An Artist’s Journey To 1000 Origami Paper Cranes

Cristian Marianciuc's Journey To 1000 Origami Paper Cranes

The orizuru, or paper crane, is a design considered to be the most classic of all Japanese origami. It is a representation of the Japanese red-crowned crane which has a special significance in Japanese culture and a thousand orizuru strung together is called senbazuru, meaning "thousand cranes". Artist Cristian Marianciuc has taken this timeless and traditional creation and has embarked on a journey himself, where he has been folding and decorating one origami paper crane for each day of the year with its purpose to serve as a personal yet public daily journal, capturing his daily events and feelings. He began this project January 1st, 2015, and his works include a wide array of paper cranes adorned with flowers, cartoon characters, paint daubs, beads, or transformations into ornate creatures such as butterflies or even architectural structures like the Thiên Mu Pagoda from Vietnam (pictured above). All in all these beautiful structures are beyond astounding and the sheer patience and creativity it takes to create just one of these unique paper birds is breathtaking.

Lunar Cycles: Thousands of Colorful Origami Birds in Paris’ Largest Urban Mural


French street artist Mademoiselle Maurice latest work, Lunar Cycles, is a large-scale installation comprising of 15,000 colorful origami birds in Paris’ 13th arrondissement. Created in collaboration with Mathgoth Gallery, the celestial-inspired artwork spans an area of over 2,000 square meters and is the biggest urban mural ever created in the French capital.

Paper Cut Birds in Nature by Clare Lindley

Paper Cut Birds in Nature by Clare Lindley Woodpecker

After several years of establishing herself as a painter, North Yorkshire-based artist Clare Lindley decided to take up the craft of paper cut art. She loved the craft so much so, that for the past 4 years this has become the preferred medium in her pieces.

New Exotic Birds

New Exotic Birds Diana Beltran HerreraNew Exotic Birds Diana Beltran Herrera

We have featured various types of paper birds throughout our site. Some ranging from completely intricate and others beings somewhat abstract. In Diana Beltran Herrera's last series of birds, she made just that, the birds were more simplified and showed just the overall structure. Leaving the attributes less detailed and more abstract.

In her new series, which showcases exotic birds from all over the world, she had taken her skills to a whole new level, producing a gorgeous set of paper bird sculptures with defined attributes, making them feel completely real and beautifully colored. The feathers on each bird is truly astounding!

Paper Tomtit Sculpture By Kiki Peeters

Paper Tomtit Sculpture By Kiki Peeters

There have been several different paper birds featured throughout the site, this however is one that I have never heard of. The Tomtit is a bird within the Australian robin family that is generally found in New Zealand. Haarlem Netherlands-based artist Kiki Peeters, inspired by trips to taxidermy museums, has created her paper crafted rendition of the Tomtit. This sculpture uses several different layers mimicking that of the layers of feathers found on a bird achieving a life-like quality overall. Be sure to check out her site to see more of her paper crafted animals. There is a sneak peek of the tiger below.

Interview with Paper Artist Johan Scherft

Interview with Johan Scherft

Hello paper lovers! We have been wanting to do this for quite some time now and what better way to ring in the new year than with some of the resolutions that you had for yourself?! One of those resolutions is to start interviewing our beloved artists so you, our viewers, can have a more in depth look into the artists lives that we know -- and don't know -- to see what makes them tick and other various questions that may pique our interest.

The artist that is being featured for our very first interview on Strictlypaper hails from the Netherlands and honestly no words, or at least my words, can describe his incredible talents as a painter and paper crafter. He meticulously paints these realistic and life sized animals and upon completing the craft they look as though they would fit seamlessly into nature. Without further adieu I present Johan Scherft. Click through to check out the interview.