60 Paper Cut Artworks to Enhance Your Creativity Muscle

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People have been turning paper into beautiful works of art for centuries. Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, is one such example. But that’s not the only way for you to create exceptional works of art using paper.

10 Best Manga & Anime Brushes for Procreate

Just Creative

Mange art is typically characterized by the character’s appearance with large eyes, small mouths, and abnormal hair colors. We feature the best Procreate brushes using Ink, paint, line art, cartooning, anime brushes, pens and more. Line Art Brush Set for Procreate – $8.

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Davide Bart. Salvemini on crafting weird worlds that walk the line between reality and unreality

Creative Boom

As the ultimate gateway to his career, this landed him collaborations with music labels and musicians, where he was given the opportunity to design covers and animated videos. A New World © Davide Bart. Salvemini.

Animal Crossing: Oil paintings by Mayuka Yamamoto of enigmatic children dressed as animals

Creative Boom

It was the cute, welcoming game of mundane fruit picking and creative crafting that got us through the first lockdown, now Animal Crossing has inspired a new series of paintings by Japanese artist Mayuka Yamamoto.

Top 9 Best Animation Courses Online (Free & Paid)

Just Creative

Animation has come a long way from the first animated cartoon in 1908, but thankfully as the technology of animation has moved forward, so have the opportunities that amateur animators have to not only learn their craft but to improve upon it as well.

Illustrator and animator Ellis Tolsma hopes to remind us of the 'magical madness' of childhood

Creative Boom

Describing her style as vibrant, colourful and whimsical with a dash of retro, Ellis Tolsma creates work that shows a love of graphic lines and shapes, along with a "little bit of weirdness", as the Dutch illustrator and animator puts it.

Viva la Boobolution with an all female-produced animation about breasts

Creative Boom

Director Hannah Lau-Walker presents all female-produced and animated short Boobs, bringing life to illustrations by the likes of Genie Espinosa and Yeye Weller and raising awareness around breast cancer.

Intricate Paper Animals Spring from Textured Sculptures by Artist Calvin Nicholls

Colossal

In Calvin Nicholls ’s sculptural forms, feathered and furry creatures are meticulously crafted from small pieces of white paper. Every work is crafted from archival cotton paper that prevents yellowing and fading. Art Craft animals birds paper sculpture

30 Creative Examples of Easter Egg Designs

Inspiration Feed

Easter is almost here and what better was to celebrate than decorating some nifty eggs! Easter is a Christian feast and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary.

Six-Year-Old Tulip Navigates a Wooly Garden in a New Animation by Andrea Love

Colossal

Andrea Love ( previously ) is back with a new heart-felt animation detailing the journey of a six-year-old girl named Tulip. Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Animation Craft felt fiber art short film video wool

An Otter's Tale, directed by Nina Gantz, is LOEWE's craft-led campaign for Christmas

Creative Boom

An otter, a wading bird, a dragonfly and a dodo are brought to life in a stunning new film inspired by British arts and craft ceramicist William De Morgan to launch LOEWE 's new ready-to-wear range for Christmas. Suddenly, from a pool in the centre of the tiled floor, an animated otter emerges and leaps through a hole in a nearby brightly coloured tapestry – leading us into an alternative, world.

Charles Young's miniature houses crafted from paper brought to life in pleasing stop motion shorts

Creative Boom

During his studies in Architecture, Charles Young discovered a love of paper and crafting miniature model buildings featuring the tiniest detail, and even bringing his sculptures to life by animating them to create delightful stop motion shorts. Four Colour Houses © Charles Young.

Akima animation

Communication Arts

Crafted with a muted, earthy aesthetic, “Akima” presents the enduring culture of the Iñupiat people, many of whom serve as shareholders for Akima Companies.

How to Start an Animal Rescue

Noupe

So you want to start an animal rescue. There are lots of animals in need and a limited number of ready and willing rescuers, which means your efforts will be much appreciated. Animal care requires too much time, effort, and sacrifice if it isn’t your passion. Animal trainer.

Biologically Accurate Sculptures of Animals by Fanni Sandor Are Smaller Than a Fingernail

Colossal

Forgoing molds, the artist employs embossing and pin-ending tools to sculpt the animal figures from polymer clay and wire. Art Craft birds clay mice miniature nature nests sculptureAll images © Fanni Sandor, shared with permission.

How returning to the craft taught me to be a better leader

UX Collective

However, I didn't anticipate that going back to the craft would also teach me to be a better leader. I went back to the craft because I miss delivering products and services for people. There are very few roles that give space to managers who want to explore going back to the craft.

Nastia Calaca on her charming animal sculptures, and the joy of teaching others and building a creative community

Creative Boom

If you're a fan of ceramic art and love to discover new sculptors, then Nastia Calaca is about to become a highlight. The Ukrainian artist crafts charming, "fanciful" animals that wouldn't impress a stern zoologist but would raise a smile.

The Floral Craft: the dark side of floristry

Moo

Bathed in moonlight and crystal glow, the creative spirits at The Floral Craft master the dark art of floristry to conjure up hauntingly beautiful designs. We met Danielle, the owner and head witch behind The Floral Craft , to talk branding and dark arts.

Seven Artists Crack Open the Art of Printed Matter in ‘Bookworks’

Colossal

Cheri Smith’s paintings, sometimes painted onto book covers, reference the eccentricity of animals and how they are categorized in natural history catalogues. Art Craft Illustration books exhibition London painting printmaking sculpture

Expormim Brings New Flair to Traditional Spanish Craft

Azure Magazine

Southwest of Valencia, the town of Moixent is a hub of traditional Spanish craft. Last year, the hand-crafted rattan collection was expanded with a trio of new options. The post Expormim Brings New Flair to Traditional Spanish Craft appeared first on Azure Magazine.

Meticulously Crafted Steampunk Creatures by Igor Verny Feature Articulated Wings and Limbs

Colossal

Merging the organic and industrial, each polished insect and animal is formed with scrap metal and other discarded objects. Art birds insects sculpture steampunkAll images © Igor Verny.

Innumerable Cuts Transform Single Sheets of Paper into Exquisite Flora and Fauna

Colossal

Art Craft animals flowers paperAll images © Pippa Dyrlaga, shared with permission.

The Art of Falling Apart is a stop motion short film on mental wellness

Creative Boom

Toronto animation studio, See You On The Moon , is behind a new short film for Canadian singer-songwriter, Serena Ryder, that shares her story on her own struggle with mental wellness. Kyla Atlas and Jessica Arnold have been animating together for nearly a decade.

Precise Replicas Cast Wildlife and Plants as Delightfully Tiny Sculptures

Colossal

Art Craft animals birds clay miniature sculpturesAll images © Fanni Sandor, shared with permission. Fanni Sandor ( previously ) melds her background in biology with a decades-long enthusiasm for miniatures by creating an adorable menagerie of minuscule wildlife.

Behind the Scenes of The House, Netflix’s New Ode to Stop-Motion Animation

Eye on Design

It is a testament to the herculean demands, challenges, and, ultimately, the triumph of stop-motion animation. The chapters, simply named “ I,” “ II,” and “ III,” are directed by leading figures in independent stop-motion animation. In animation you’re creating everything from nothing, so our production designer Alexandra Walker was crucial in designing the overall look of The House. There is a new appreciation for craft and skill,” says Swaef.

Ducks, Otters, and Other Wildlife Plunge into Water in Intricate Split-View Embroideries

Colossal

Through a combination of knots and straight stitches, Zaniewski deftly renders the animals as they burst through the surface, using threadpainting techniques with staggered strands of cotton to depict layered feathers and fur. Craft animals birds embroidery fiber art thread water

Mammoth Straw Creatures Populate Japanese Farmland in the Annual Wara Art Festival

Colossal

All images courtesy of Wara Art Festival. The towering sculptures are part of the Wara Art Festival , a summertime event that displays massive animals and mythical creations fashioned from the crop’s leftover straw. Art Food animals farming Japan sculpture straw

Whimsical Illustrations and Motifs Dyed with a Traditional Wax-Resist Method Cover Caroline So?dergren’s Eggshells

Colossal

She adapts the traditional Ukrainian craft called pysanky , a wax-resist method that involves drawing a design on a clean, empty chicken, turkey, goose, or ostrich egg with hot beeswax. The technique often is combined with folk art, although So?dergren All images © Caroline So?dergren,

Meticulous Sculptures by Artist Carol Long Highlight the Curved Lines and Colorful Embellishments Found in Nature

Colossal

A lot of times I have a focal point like an animal or insect and then I’ve framed it with other designs,” the artist says. via Women’s Art ). Art Craft animals ceramics insects plants potteryAll images © Carol Long, shared with permission.

Intricate Landscapes and Animals Cut From Single Sheet of Paper by Pippa Dyrlaga

Colossal

She also has been inspired by Greek mythology and lore, describing “Psychopomp” (shown below) as “a spirit or deity, often depicted in animal form, which guide people into the afterlife,” on her site. Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing.

Animation in Techxide Is the Next Big Thing

Techxide

Where the world is unwrapping its technology spark, animation has its edges to hit success. In a world full of animations and graphics, Yahoo and DesignRush told us that we stand as the most creative video production company to date in their recent press releases. 2D ANIMATION.

A guide to the UK and Ireland's best art and design conferences in 2020

Creative Boom

Hosted by Escape Studios, The VFX Festival is an annual celebration of visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics. This three-day spectacular celebrates the best in craft, creativity and culture, hosted at The Old Truman Brewery, London every May.

Patchwork Coats with Frayed Fur Add Shaggy Texture to Barbara Franc’s Dog Sculptures

Colossal

The fabric creatures are part of Franc’s collection of animals constructed with repurposed materials that range from buttons and vintage tapestries to windshield wipers and cutlery. Art Craft dogs found objects sculpture textiles

Art world behemoth Frieze unveils new brand identity from Pentagram London

Creative Boom

Since its founding in 1991, Frieze comprises four international art fairs in London, New York and Los Angeles and three editorial publications: Frieze, Frieze Week and Frieze Masters Magazine.

Bottoms up! John Larigakis on art directing and his Guinness-like style

Creative Boom

John Larigakis is an art director, designer, animator, and illustrator based in Vancouver, BC. When asked what kind of beer his art style would be if turned into a fine ale, John remarks "probably a stout, specifically a Guinness.

Daily Activities Are Interwoven into Rural Landscapes in Ágnes Herczeg’s Lace Sculptures

Colossal

Drawing inspiration from her surroundings, Herczeg’s subjects include animals, trees, landscapes, and women performing tasks like pouring tea, weaving, or taking a walk. Art Craft found objects lace miniature sculptureAll images © Ágnes Herczeg, shared with permission.

Movement and Flow Infuse Pleated Paper Sculptures and Modular Designs by Richard Sweeney

Colossal

“People see different things—animal skulls and a spinal column being a few of my favorites mentioned so far,” he tells Colossal. Art Craft paper sculpture“Swan.” ” All images © Richard Sweeney, shared with permission.

Daft Punk's Discovery at 20: collaborators on crafting the iconic robot look and revolution

Creative Boom

They had an idea they wanted to be robots which they wanted to incorporate into cartoon form into anime music videos for Interstella 5555 , and then have the robots 'come alive' for the new album.". Daft Punk in their original helmets and gloves (Courtesy of Tony Gardner).

Swaths of Colorful Fringe Disguise Animalistic Sculptures by Artist Troy Emery

Colossal

Art Craft animals sculpture thread“small sweet pink lump” (2020), polyester, polyurethane, pins, and adhesive, 40 x 44 x 39 centimeters. All images © Troy Emery, shared with permission.

Late Works merges graphic design, conceptual art, sound and bold new modes of collaborating – and it's brilliant

Creative Boom

Over the summer, I had a socially distanced sit-down in the stunning grounds of the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow – the former home of a man who revolutionised how we think about art, design, social activism and the connection between chintzy wallpaper and revolution.