A couple of 12 months in the past, I posted concerning the insect sculptures that I created from Italian crepe paper. You all appeared to love them! Since then, I’ve created many extra and I needed to share a couple of of my latest creations with you. My work is usually impressed by nature and the range of creatures which have advanced on our planet.
Let me let you know a bit about me and my work. I’m knowledgeable illustrator and paper artist from Germany. In 2017, I began to create crepe paper flowers and vegetation. Quickly after that, I started to experiment with the medium to see what else I may make with it and made my first bugs―an orchid mantis and a twiglet. Since then, I’ve refined my strategies so as to add extra particulars and make them extra life-like.
Leaf insect (Phyllium)
I attempt to recreate the wonder and weirdness of nature in paper. I need to present those that species which can be typically disregarded and threatened because of human impression on Earth even have immense magnificence and worth. A few of these animals are additionally very uncommon, however ornamental, so I’m joyful to supply a cruelty-free choice for folks to get pleasure from these animals of their properties.
Emerald Cicada (Zammara smaragdina)
Monochrome Mantis religiosa
Lovely demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)
Canary-shouldered Thorn (Ennomos alniaria)
Massive Emerald Moth (Geometra papilionaria)
Crested Gecko with Moth
Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules)
Paper insect warrior primarily based on Florian Biege’s character design
Ghost orchid (Dendrophylax lindenii)
Hellebores and peony
Anemones and aquilegia
Since I typically get requested about my work course of, listed below are a couple of WIP pics of the Hercules beetle. I hope you get pleasure from them!
Work in progress
I normally use Italian crepe paper, wire, glue, pastel chalk/paint. Typically I additionally use modeling clay for the eyes, cardstock for stability, cotton swabs or material scraps for quantity.