This Japanese artist creates paper cutouts that they then fill in using landscapes and the environment around them. The artist named Kotetsu especially enjoys nature backgrounds, but we can also see many architectural designs. Kotetsu's characters are anime-inspired and they come to life and are filled with color by the many backgrounds the artist uses for them. Pencils or pens would probably not be able to imitate that.

What do you think of this idea? What about the art itself? Tell us in the comments and don't forget to upvote your favorite artwork! And go show some love to Kotetsu on their social media.

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Japanese Artist Colors His Drawings With Real Landscapes

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Sarcastic Panda
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1 year ago

wow!

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Mila S
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1 year ago

This one is my fav!

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Sarcastic Panda
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1 year ago

this is so beautiful

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Apex Bot
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1 year ago

Thank you very cool

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Japanese Artist Colors His Drawings With Real Landscapes

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Sarcastic Panda
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1 year ago

i'm getting Alice in Wonderland vibes here... anyone?

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Ian Taggart
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1 year ago

I can already tell that this artist has some serious talent.

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(っ◔◡◔)っ im a domestic weeb
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1 year ago

its beautiful

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Suki-Chan
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1 year ago

This is beautiful!

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Sarcastic Panda
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1 year ago

beautiful!

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Suki-Chan
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1 year ago

I would love to know how to draw like this

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Sarcastic Panda
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1 year ago

her dress is woven from the stars

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Apex Bot
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1 year ago

that is Great!

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Zoe Hoesley
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1 year ago

Oh wow I love this one

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(っ◔◡◔)っ im a domestic weeb
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1 year ago

elegant i like it

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That One Girl
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1 year ago

you. did. not 😍

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La Petite Morte
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1 year ago (edited)

This one is absolutely gorgeous! I love how she's playing around with a 2-D image and tricking the eye into reading it as 3-D. And how delicate some of those cuts are!

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LENNON GRAF
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1 year ago

Purty

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Apex Bot
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1 year ago

it fits so well!

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Emiko Kiyomi
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1 year ago

This one is so cute, I love it so much

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Sarcastic Panda
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1 year ago

how the heck did they cut that out so intricately?

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Apex Bot
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1 year ago

Amazing

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OpalTheRainwing
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1 year ago

The shadows and the delicate snipping is anazing

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That One Girl
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1 year ago

anybody else getting Over The Moon vibes?

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That One Girl
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1 year ago

more Over The Moon vibes, anyone

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Terry S.
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1 year ago

E..legant

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Terry S.
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1 year ago

those colors...

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Apex Bot
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1 year ago

Flower

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Sarcastic Panda
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1 year ago

stunning

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LENNON GRAF
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1 year ago

I would name her himawari. Its japanese for sunflower.

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MiaOokami
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1 year ago

Autumn magical girl

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Apex Bot
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1 year ago

Like This is just Great

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MiaOokami
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1 year ago

Using art as a background for art... Artception

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Zoe Hoesley
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1 year ago

This one is awesome

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MiaOokami
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1 year ago

The girls appearance makes the petals look like snow!

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xXPlague_19Xx
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1 year ago

This one is so cute!

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Sarcastic Panda
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1 year ago

walking in the air...

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Kali Stevens
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1 year ago

this ones my fav

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MiaOokami
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1 year ago

This reminds me of the promised neverland. Those flowers make such a vivid and beautiful design.

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Suki-Chan
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1 year ago

This has to be my fave

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KittyGirl
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1 year ago

That's some big boobs!

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MiaOokami
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1 year ago

New leaf magical girl!

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Terry S.
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1 year ago

that hat though...

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MiaOokami
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1 year ago

She's so cute! I'm gonna call her Hotaru!

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阴阳
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1 year ago

its the same characterrrr in the dayyyyy alskdjflksjk amazing :D

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That One Girl
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1 year ago

this is reminding me of something ... idk what it is

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Terry S.
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1 year ago

my girl got some nice, luscious hair!

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MiaOokami
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1 year ago

Again! The design of the girl makes the flowers look like snow!

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阴阳
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1 year ago

the ocean prom dress

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Logic and Reason
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1 year ago

It looks like for whatever reason they photoshopped their hand into the picture, as seen by the blurry outline around their hand. They might have photoshopped the drawing over the background as well.

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MiaOokami
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1 year ago

Oh. That is pure gorgeous.

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MiaOokami
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1 year ago

Daylight Hotaru!

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MiaOokami
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1 year ago

Aww! It's a flower themed idol trio!

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The one and only
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1 year ago

how do??? this????

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MiaOokami
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1 year ago

Menma!

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阴阳
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1 year ago

huhhhh how'd the cut out go so smoothly?!?

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阴阳
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1 year ago

The stars won't be out of reach for any longer

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KittyGirl
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1 year ago

Did he get on a plane JUST to take a picture like this? DEDICATION!

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MiaOokami
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1 year ago

Wedding dress goals.

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阴阳
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1 year ago

A new prom dress!

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