If you thought 20 Cool Examples of Dollar Bill Origami and One Sheet of Paper Art were cool then you’ll definitely love this. A Dutch artist Bert Simons takes paper folding art into the whole new level by creating hyper-realistic 3D paper sculptures. [Read more...]
Portrait Of Mr. Ivo Opstelten
Paper portrait and wearable mask of Mr. Ivo Opstelten, Mayor of Rotterdam 1999-2008. Last 2 months I spent working on this portrait, well 248 hours in total. Besides the paper portrait I also made an wearable mask which features in a short documentary by Jup de Heer on Mr. Opstelten.
Portrait of Rozemarijn Lucassen
First I have to digitize her. I do this by putting a lot of points on her face to have some reference when modeling.
first parts glued..
and after 3 days of cutting and gluing a new paper portrait..
Portrait of Harry Hamelink
Left harry posing, Right the 3d model. For Harry’s portrait I used the ‘dot per dot’ reference method to reconstruct his face in 3d. I hope to speed up the next portrait by using my laser scan setup which I am experimenting with right now.
Building a piece like this takes about 6 hours, cutting, folding and coloring the edges before gluing.
This is my papercraft anatomy head, an anatomical incorrect represantation of the human facial muscles. I have always been fascinated with anatomical drawings and models. Although I collect skulls of birds I don’t have the balls to stuff an dead animal or even a human as Prof. von Hagen with his “korperwelten”does.
Self Portrait of Bert Simons
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