In most time, origami is associated with sharp and precise folding. However, Vietnamese artist Hoàng Tiến Quyết shies away from this rigidity, instead he produces curved paper forms using a difficult technique known as “wet-folding”. As the name suggests, water is involved, and it’s used to soften the paper during the folding process, so that curving line instead of the typical straight lines can be created. With this technique, Quyết can give his paper animal more personality, making them looks like malleable even though the pieces dry into hardened forms. Like those unusual origami works? You can see more from Quyết’s flickr page.
This unbelievable stop motion was created by Japanese ad agency Dentsu for Japanese paper manufacturer Nepia, which featuring a cavalcade of animals folding directly from tissue paper. Nepia tries to show their dedication to creating sustainable forests by giving lives of forest animals using tissue paper. Our understanding is that “Paper comes from trees while cutting trees make forest animal homeless. Hence we need to create sustainable forests to make sure those animals can live properly. That’s why those paper animal are alive in video”. Not sure is that the right explanation for the commercial. But if you only enjoy it purely like a stop motion animation, it is pretty awesome. Birds, dogs, kangaroos, frogs, etc, those tissue animals are such vividly alive in the video. Take a look at this amazing movie action and if you want to find out how much effort and dedication you need make movie like that, check the “Making of Video” followed.
Hanoi-based origami artist Nguyễn Hùng Cường has been folding around the age of five or six and many of his work has been featured in numerous popular origami books. He has a real knack for turning delicate handmade papers into intricately expressive origami works. From gorillas to scorpions, the Vietnamese artist is able to use a Vietnamese handmade paper “Dó” into amazing three-dimensional paper crafts. You can see more of his work on Flickr.
All photos courtesy the artist.
I know today’s post might look a bit colorless… But that is also the special part of it…Just take a close look, and what you find?
For most artist, it won’t be difficult to ask them draw a building or portrait. But I am sure, not lots of them can do what Simon Schebert did in this post. This amazing German artist creates those incredible 2D artwork by simply folding a sheet of paper. Yes, no pen or pencil, just folds!!!