Indian artists and designers Nayan Shrimali and Vaishali Chudasama joined forces to open the NVIllustrationdesign studio. Their studio makes jewelry, dioramas, and most recently: miniature paper birds, made with cut paper and watercolors.
“We took up the 365 days challenge of creating Miniature birds using paper and watercolors for this entire year of 2018,” they shared with Bored Panda. “The concept of this miniatures is to express the intricacy and vibrancy of the birds around us. We used the technique of layered paper cutting to give volume to the artworks and get a three-dimensional feel to them.”
All the artworks are entirely hand-cut and hand-painted. Each layer is precisely hand-cut on paper and painted to the exact shade of the bird after which it is assembled. Each artwork takes from 4-8 hours to complete depending on the details of the feathers and colors. Some of the tiniest paper birds measure only 1.8 CM in height (from head to tail).
You can purchase their miniature paper creations on their Etsy shop, or enjoy it from afar on their Instagram page.