Straddling a line between 2D and 3D, paper artist Calvin Nicholls forms carefully cut and layered paper sculptures of animals that seem to break free from the surrounding matboard and hover just above the surface. To achieve the haut-relief effect (a process he shares online), Nicholls first works from a drawing which he uses as a template for the various paper components. Using an X-ACTO knife, scalpels, and scissors he then carefully cuts pieces of paper and glues them in place. Each piece can take anywhere from a few weeks up to two years depending on scale and complexity.
See all of them here!
The drawings of Nicolas Jolly are one of their kind. His intricate works appear to be made out fingerprint patterns when you look closely. Made out entirely with blank ink, he creates works with busy lines and movements yet deliver a calming effect as these lines embrace the whole composition. His landscape and portrait illustrations depicts his passion for fine art and architecture with patterns resembling a bit of the Van Gogh style of post-impressionist artworks.
Check out his illustrations here.