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Paper Art and sculpture

Paper sculpture is a form of art used in Sculpturing building, making solid figures, designs, structures. Paper art is also a medium for stop motion.  To most people, making a paper plane could be one of the simplest things to do. It’s the simplest and easiest form of paper art, for this case a flying art. However, there’s a special minority who takes thing to the next level. They can turn the basic form of origami – which is folding a paper in half – together with a little cutting, folding, bending, shaping, and more paper folding, into an utmost creative artwork and animation you have ever seen. 

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Paper sculpture is used for Creating sculpture out of paper is simple, but there are many different techniques for the sculpture. People can form the sculptures using different types of paper. Cardboard, newspaper, magazines and art papers are used in creating sculpture. The sculpting material is bound together using a variety of different glues and binders. The completed pieces are painted and sealed, so the finished sculpture lasts for long time. 

There are following techniques used in Paper sculpture 

Layering 

Layering paper in a topographical method for creating a pyramid, you cut a multiple number of squares, making each one a fraction of an inch smaller than the last. Then you glue the squares on top of each other, starting with the largest on the bottom and working your way up to the smallest on top. This process works well for making bases for sculptures or easily designed pieces.

Cut and Glue

Cut and Glue is very popular paper sculpture technique by using cut and glued shapes. Cut out pieces and then roll, bend or form the pieces into the desired shapes. Is most common art craft we learn is schools.

Quilling 

Adding quilled paper pieces to a sculpture lets you add mass to a sculpture without using solid layers of paper. Quilled paper works well for hair, flowers and intricate designs on sculptures.

Armatures 

People build armatures for sculptures. An armature is like a skeleton in a person. It supports the sculpture and keeps everything in the right place. People make armatures by gluing paper tubes, wire, boxes and rolled newspaper into the desired shape followed by painting in different colour give look of metal. It’s very amazing art technique of creating very light weight models with ethnic look.

Paper Pulp 

Artists take old newspaper or other discarded paper and turn it into paper pulp then this paper pulp is used for creating sculptures. 

Paper Clay 

Paper clay is created by using paper pulp, glue, vegetable oil, white floor and joining components. Paper clay is another medium for sculpting models, structures which last longer. 

Cast Paper Sculpture 

Cast Paper sculpture is done by using paper pulp in moulds made out of plaster, polymer clay or silicone. 

Origami 

Origamiis the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami. Paper cutting and gluing is usually considered kirigami.

Paper craft is one of the amazing things, there are so many variations, some time, it’s really hard to believe that sculptures and models are made up of paper in combination with other materials and it looks so beautiful. Paper Models were first to be used as dummies for stage, showing cities and landscapes in films. Paper Models were also used for Special effects. So let’s see how paper models can be created with very less cost. 

Artist Mohit Lakhmania is one of the CG Artist who take very much interest in producing Paper Models. His work shows his enthusiasm and passion for paper craft. He shared with us his artwork which he often does for sake of 3d modeling and personal interest.  

                    paper lamp by mohit  paper lamp by mohit  paper lamp by mohit

Paper Lamps made by Mohit Lakhmania 

paper lamp by mohit

Mohit Lakhmani a CG Artist with GEON STUDIO (Sahara India Pariwar) & Picasso Animation College CG Artist & Trainer has worked with various studios and has gained enormous knowledge and learned a variety of Art Forms. 

During his school days, he was very much a part of every Science and Exhibitions held at school level. After stepping into the animation world, he got interest into stop motion animations. Use of Small miniature models for stop motion animation impressed him a lot & he got intrigued to it.  As an artist he has done many projects in 3D and Graphics. He has done a couple of 3d & Graphic oriented projects with working on miniature models, Single paper cut,  fold flip models and made many cardboard and paper lamps. He was also chosen as a National finalist for Red Bull Paper Wing Competition. 

So, Here Mohit share with us Making of Miniature model made by Single Paper. 

paper structure
 

Basically, the idea was to make a miniature model with less cost and using a single material. I simply used Paper, cardboard, pencil, scissor, eraser and glue.

Initially, I made a 3d model of this paper miniature art and then executed it by building small parts of the building to get an idea on the ratio of other parts. 

           paper structure   paper structure

Also I studied in depth about molding a paper in various shapes. The main challenge was to hold the tangible model & keep it clean. 

                      paper structure   paper structure   paper structure

Once basic structure was done, I clubbed all parts together for final touch. The model was made in 36 hours in small shifts over a period of 10 days. Hence, I had to put it in a clean place free of dust after working on it every time. 

Finally keeping model safe for long term is also important so I made cover case for my model by using cardboard.

I did photo shoot of model from different angels and now my model is ready for use. 

Some of the CG Effects and Digital editing of miniature model photographs give it dramatic look and this can be now used as background for project. 

So friends, my passion for art and craft drives me to explore newer things and make myself more open to experimenting so why not you, try out some paper craft, it’s really fun. 

Mohit Lakhmani 
Graphics/3D Artist

 

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Paper Art and sculpture

Paper sculpture is a form of art used in Sculpturing building, making solid figures, designs, structures. Paper art is also a medium for stop motion.  To most people, making a paper plane could be one of the simplest things to do. It’s the simplest and easiest form of paper art, for this case a flying art. However, there’s a special minority who takes thing to the next level. They can turn the basic form of origami – which is folding a paper in half – together with a little cutting, folding, bending, shaping, and more paper folding, into an utmost creative artwork and animation you have ever seen. 

                          paper art   paper art quill  paper pastel art

Image source: Wikipedia

Paper sculpture is used for Creating sculpture out of paper is simple, but there are many different techniques for the sculpture. People can form the sculptures using different types of paper. Cardboard, newspaper, magazines and art papers are used in creating sculpture. The sculpting material is bound together using a variety of different glues and binders. The completed pieces are painted and sealed, so the finished sculpture lasts for long time. 

There are following techniques used in Paper sculpture 

Layering 

Layering paper in a topographical method for creating a pyramid, you cut a multiple number of squares, making each one a fraction of an inch smaller than the last. Then you glue the squares on top of each other, starting with the largest on the bottom and working your way up to the smallest on top. This process works well for making bases for sculptures or easily designed pieces.

Cut and Glue

Cut and Glue is very popular paper sculpture technique by using cut and glued shapes. Cut out pieces and then roll, bend or form the pieces into the desired shapes. Is most common art craft we learn is schools.

Quilling 

Adding quilled paper pieces to a sculpture lets you add mass to a sculpture without using solid layers of paper. Quilled paper works well for hair, flowers and intricate designs on sculptures.

Armatures 

People build armatures for sculptures. An armature is like a skeleton in a person. It supports the sculpture and keeps everything in the right place. People make armatures by gluing paper tubes, wire, boxes and rolled newspaper into the desired shape followed by painting in different colour give look of metal. It’s very amazing art technique of creating very light weight models with ethnic look.

Paper Pulp 

Artists take old newspaper or other discarded paper and turn it into paper pulp then this paper pulp is used for creating sculptures. 

Paper Clay 

Paper clay is created by using paper pulp, glue, vegetable oil, white floor and joining components. Paper clay is another medium for sculpting models, structures which last longer. 

Cast Paper Sculpture 

Cast Paper sculpture is done by using paper pulp in moulds made out of plaster, polymer clay or silicone. 

Origami 

Origamiis the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami. Paper cutting and gluing is usually considered kirigami.

Paper craft is one of the amazing things, there are so many variations, some time, it’s really hard to believe that sculptures and models are made up of paper in combination with other materials and it looks so beautiful. Paper Models were first to be used as dummies for stage, showing cities and landscapes in films. Paper Models were also used for Special effects. So let’s see how paper models can be created with very less cost. 

Artist Mohit Lakhmania is one of the CG Artist who take very much interest in producing Paper Models. His work shows his enthusiasm and passion for paper craft. He shared with us his artwork which he often does for sake of 3d modeling and personal interest.  

                    paper lamp by mohit  paper lamp by mohit  paper lamp by mohit

Paper Lamps made by Mohit Lakhmania 

paper lamp by mohit

Mohit Lakhmani a CG Artist with GEON STUDIO (Sahara India Pariwar) & Picasso Animation College CG Artist & Trainer has worked with various studios and has gained enormous knowledge and learned a variety of Art Forms. 

During his school days, he was very much a part of every Science and Exhibitions held at school level. After stepping into the animation world, he got interest into stop motion animations. Use of Small miniature models for stop motion animation impressed him a lot & he got intrigued to it.  As an artist he has done many projects in 3D and Graphics. He has done a couple of 3d & Graphic oriented projects with working on miniature models, Single paper cut,  fold flip models and made many cardboard and paper lamps. He was also chosen as a National finalist for Red Bull Paper Wing Competition. 

So, Here Mohit share with us Making of Miniature model made by Single Paper. 

paper structure
 

Basically, the idea was to make a miniature model with less cost and using a single material. I simply used Paper, cardboard, pencil, scissor, eraser and glue.

Initially, I made a 3d model of this paper miniature art and then executed it by building small parts of the building to get an idea on the ratio of other parts. 

           paper structure   paper structure

Also I studied in depth about molding a paper in various shapes. The main challenge was to hold the tangible model & keep it clean. 

                      paper structure   paper structure   paper structure

Once basic structure was done, I clubbed all parts together for final touch. The model was made in 36 hours in small shifts over a period of 10 days. Hence, I had to put it in a clean place free of dust after working on it every time. 

Finally keeping model safe for long term is also important so I made cover case for my model by using cardboard.

I did photo shoot of model from different angels and now my model is ready for use. 

Some of the CG Effects and Digital editing of miniature model photographs give it dramatic look and this can be now used as background for project. 

So friends, my passion for art and craft drives me to explore newer things and make myself more open to experimenting so why not you, try out some paper craft, it’s really fun. 

Mohit Lakhmani 
Graphics/3D Artist

 

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