Sep 11, 2018
How good are your paper cut skills? Mine are terrible. I won't do a good job even if I just need to cut a straight line on a marked paper. So I'm always amazed when I see how good artists out there are with paper cutting. It is incredible how simple pieces of paper are transformed into intricate and realistic shapes. It is all about creativity, talent and cutting skills. When I saw this beautiful paper cut bird series by Nayan Shrimali and Vaishali Chudasama I was blown away. The project is called 365 Days of Miniature and the idea, as you can imagine, is for the artists to create a bird per day. The details, realism and dimensions on such small birds are totally impressive.
Nayan and Vaishali are two artists that run a studio in India. They make miniature paper cut sculptures and accessories. Their studio specializes in paper cut art, editorial illustration, set design and installation/window displays. As you will see here these guys really know what they are doing. The birds we are showing here are their progress from January to March of 2018. So stay tuned on their Instagram to keep following the project updates. I love how detailed the feathers are. Checking out the details you can understand how each bird takes from four to six hours to be completed.
These artworks are part of our 365 days of miniature series which we started on 1st January 2018. We choose BIRDS as our topic of art. Each bird is made by cutting it in different layers on paper and than painted with water colors and hand assembled to give a final 2.5 Dimensional look. Each artwork took from 4-6 hours to finish. We enjoyed each bird everyday and learned a lot about birds and their nature while making them.