Meet Nayan Shrimali and Vaishali Chudasama, who are paper cut artists based in India. They took up the challenge (365 Days of Miniature) of creating 365 miniature paper birds for a year, with each one from a different species.
All the artworks are hand-cut without using any kind of magnifying tools. Each layer is precisely hand-cut on paper and painted to the exact shade of the bird before assembling them into the final look. It requires the “upmost precision” because of the size of the works, which measure around an inch from head to tail.
Although it may seem that their miniature creations are easy to make, the truth is that every artwork takes from 4-8 hours to finish and depend on the details of feathers & colors. The artists say, “We enjoyed each bird every day and learned a lot about birds and their nature while making them.”
You can check out some of their creations below. In order to see more “Paper Birds”, visit the Instagram profile, where the artists post interesting facts about each bird alongside their illustrations.
Scroll down to enjoy these amazing artworks.
#1 The Blue-And-Yellow Macaw
#2 Peafowl (Peacock)
#3 Blue Jay
#4 Griffon Vulture
#5 Great Hornbill
#6 Hummingbird (Violet-Crowned Woodnymph)
#7 Greater Flamingo
#8 The Cedar Waxwing
#9 Bald Eagle
#10 Great Cormorant