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. More links: Behance Instagram Etsy
With the flat style taking over there's a tendency for designs and illustrations to take on the same look and feel. I am not saying it's bad, it's the path of evolution for our industry. Corpo Design, a studio from Guadalajara, Mexico used this concept and explored craft paper overlay to create subtle textures and depth that makes the work stand out. SEGRA is one of the biggest plotter and big format equipment suppliers in Latin America. Since working on their re-branding we've been approaching new ways of representing their ideas and values without using the same resources other printing related companies usually turn to, like stock photographs. Inspired by the look of cut-out paper we created this series of illustrations. All sets of elements relate metaphorically to each one of the chapters in this brochure. Enjoy!relate metaphorically to each one of the chapters in this brochure. Via Behance
One may craft a sculpture using many different materials, but I find fantastic those that master the art of paper sculpting. Paper is such a fragile material... when someone gets to make art out of it they just deserve to be spotted among the crowd. Anastassia Elias is a French artist that does some mesmerizing paper cut art. Her use of perspective just adds so much to the composition that it turns simply paper rolls into mini artsy worlds. Fantastic indeed! For more of her pieces, please visit her portfolio at Behance! There's a ton more like these over there. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. Cheers! ;)
I love simple illustrations that play with negative space and simple shapes to create more intricate effects. Eiko Ojala goes way beyond using paper-cut style to create incredible artwork that plays with shadows adding depth and style to his work. The level of detail and the simplicity is beyond impressive. Eiko Ojala is an illustrator, graphic designer and art director living in Tallinn, Estonia. His graphic design illustrations are particularly aimed towards books and magazines. Eiko has been nominated to “Young Illustrators Award” at www.illustrative.de and has been featured on It’s Nice That, iGnant, Trendland, Fubiz and Etapes. For more information visit http://www.ploom.tv/ Candyman Vertical landscape Hunger for love New York Times "The Winter of the Monarch" Naked Forest New York Times "The Health Law and Its Incentives" Jo Nesbø Editorial illustration for Sunday Times Travel.