India-based cut paper artists Nayan Shrimali and Vaishali Chudasama have set the goal construct 365 miniature bird species by the end of 2018. Despite the works’ small size (some of the tiniest pieces measuring only 3/4 of an inch from head to tail), each bird takes four to six hours to finish depending the complexity. To make a bird, the artists first need to cut things like feathers, beaks, talons from paper. Paint these paper parts with watercolor to produce details then assemble them together. If you like this project, you can follow artists’ miniature project on Instagram, where you can enjoy the paper work and learn something about the birds as well. Artists also sell their tiny avian artworks on Etsy Shop.
European bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
Knysna turaco (Tauraco corythaix)
St Helena waxbill
Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Baya Weaver Bird