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The Paper Carver

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Calvin Nicholls

Self-styled paper carver Calvin Nicholls can create more realistic portraits of birds and animals using tiny slivers of paper than most artists can using simpler materials. Although his portraits are all in shades of white and beige, they manage to be remarkably lifelike, and look like they’d be as soft to the touch as the real thing.

It’s incredible how lively his creatures look, as if they were captured in mid-action. What an amazing talent Nicholls has! It’s no surprise that he’s landed an impressive portfolio of corporate clients including Stella Artois, Sudafed, GM, and, most recently, a series of holiday windows for the prestigious David Yurman store.

You can follow Nicholls on his website and on Facebook.

All images property of Calvin Nicholls.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

20 thoughts on “The Paper Carver

  1. OMG! The birds and the bear!

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  2. I have seen this before and in awe. Again. Really, really talented.

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  3. These images took my breath away!

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  4. WOW! Soooo soft and realistic-looking!! What talent!!

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  5. I LOVE the nuthatch at the top. Simply amazing.

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  6. It is insane to me that these are carved from paper. What an incredible skill. Can you imagine how many hours it took to create the fur for that bear?

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  7. Amazing work. I can’t imagine the patience and precision it must entail on his part.

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