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Artist Hand-Carves Complex Photorealistic Portraits Out of Paper

Artist Hand-Carves Complex Photorealistic Portraits Out of Paper - Marilyn Monroe

Using only an X-acto knife and tweezer, Korean artist Yoo Hyun hand carves intricate cut paper portraits featuring some of the worlds most popular icons. Up close each portrait appears abstract, but from afar you can see his immense attention to detail in these photo-realistic depictions of his subjects. By incorporating a zig-zag pattern into his illustrations, each line is specially cut to build a three dimensional-looking form. This collection features Michael Jackson, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jordon, Kate Moss, Beyoncé and Frida Kahlo.