The stunning birds of papercraft plummage

If you have low self-esteem because you were never really good at arts and crafts, look away now. Diana Beltran Herrera has been fascinated with birds since she was a child. Eventually, these animals inspired her to recreate their beautiful and elegant forms through her realistic sculptures. What she does is she first creates a base model, then adds in feathers via papercraft plumage.

It is a painstaking process to mimic the arrangement of hundreds of feathers and the fine details of a bird’s eyes, beaks, and legs. The 26-year old artist says that the bigger the bird, the longer it takes. She has recreated hundreds of species including, blue jays, birds of paradise, golden hummingbirds, blue herons, cardinals, flamingos, quetzals, red-bellied woodpeckers, and many more.

Via Fast Co.

paper crafted red bird
red bird with black feathers papercrafted
close up of black papercrafted bird
paper crafted bird in flight

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Inigo is a writer and graphic designer from Manila, Philippines. He is a soldier of love who will carry you on his strong back of awesomeness when the zombie apocalypse arrives.