- 1 x paper grocery bag - print is okay
- 1 x green paper
- 1 x cardboard, about 8 x 10in (20 x 25cm)
- Cutting mat
- Metal ruler
- 1 x Christmas ornament
Have a happy holiday!
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I found a couple of awesome awesome paper sculpture illustrated books at a Half Price Books years and years ago. The pictures just blew my mind, and told myself to look the artist up, but never did until a few months ago. I was very saddened by what I have found out about him. This year is the 10th year since he passed away. I felt shocked. Not only his works, but also the journey he took as an artist in 49 years of his life is truly inspiring and intriguing.
Here's a good reading about him, but basically, he was very into comic books early on, became a clown when he was an young adult, ran a shadow puppet theater after he got married, and then became a paper illustrator and an author. You can pretty much see all his life experiences reflected in his works: humor, terrific story telling, playfulness, drama, mastery in compositions, color, animating the characters and cutting paper. I'd like to celebrate and share his exquisite paper art before this year ends. Click the images to see them bigger.
Halloween is just around the corner! Here's a fun project for you. Try this, and send me a picture. Show me how yours turned out. I will post it on my blog.
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I designed and created a cover of the book "GRIMM TALES, for YOUNG and OLD" by the worldly famous wonderful British author, Philip Pullman. The book is published last week in UK by Penguin Classics. I'm pretty psyched about this. I can't wait to read the author's version of Grimm tales. I don't know when exactly the book will come here in US, and if the book will have the same cover. Oh~ darn it. I'll just have to order it from UK. It's really an amazing experience to see my artwork on BBC news, a giant publisher's website, Amazon, and whatnot.