Video: Paper ones, but as if they were alive. Realistic bird figures by Johan Scherft
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 05:58
It is not at all necessary to turn the birds into stuffed animals and put them under a glass cover in order to decorate the interior in this way or prepare a training manual. The latest technology, as well as the creative talent of artists will help to avoid this by replacing live birds. paper sculptures … Artificial, but as real - this is how the figurines of birds from the Dutch artist turn out Johan Scherft … Paper and glue, scissors and a blade, as well as paints and crayons are the main tools of the artist, the author of strikingly realistic feathered figurines. This, and also a computer program that helps him to make "patterns" for future sculptures. However, Johan Schörft collects, glues and paints ready-made birds on his own, by hand. And beforehand he carefully studies the literature on ornithology and studies dozens of photographs in order to "dress up" the bird as realistically as possible.
The artist devoted more than a dozen years to this art, fascinated by the design of paper figures as a teenager. Only then did he draw the paper on his own, and now the computer helps him. However, drawing plumage on figures still gives him pleasure, akin to meditation. Over the years, the artist's skill has grown and strengthened, so that the figurines of the birds turn out to be so "alive" - just look, they flap their wings and rush through the window, striving higher into the sky. One such figure takes him from several days to a month.
At one time, Johan Scherft's work attracted the attention of the admissions committee at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, where the artist studied graphic design, painting and graphics. Today he works as a freelancer, painting oil paintings, as well as creating paper figurines of frogs, fish, and other waterfowl. However, Sherft's most attractive works are still considered realistic figurines of paper birds.
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