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Inspired by the wildlife, Calvin Nichols has created his own and unique handcrafted art. The amount of labor put into these paper sculptures is inspiring and shows creating great things is all about patience.
By cutting, ripping and shredding paper in any way possible, Calvin Nichols has shown the world that through patience and skill you can create mind-blowing details using nothing else but paper. White paper is the perfect material for emphasizing dimensions because it creates a beautiful, simple but very realistic and elegant relationship between light and shadow. This is how these sculptures come to life as if the animals were alive and just about to exit the frame they were put in by their maker. His collection has a charm of its own that exceeds out expectations from wildlife art.
However, it doesn’t take only talent, imagination and a great deal of patience to be able to create your own unique art, especially if you are illustrating such complicatedly detailed animals. It is also all about understanding what is it that you are going to imitate, and copy from the real life into your work. You have to understand the characteristics of what you are about to represent, its proportions, and the relationship between the different parts of the body and eventually how you are going to make it take shape so that it resembles reality.
Inventing things can be very hard these days because almost every idea has already been materialized. Art however is a domain where you never run out of options because basically anything can be turned into art. But doing so is not an easy task and it takes quite a lot of imagination to do so. Calvin Nichols has proved that his art is outstanding and one of a kind and that with enough passion, anything can be achieved.