Like most viral stories, it all started with a challenge. Indian paper artists, Nayan Shrimali and Vaishali Chudasama, decided to take on the 365 days challenge, meaning that every day for the entire year of 2018 they would share their miniature paper art. “We took up the 365 days challenge of creating miniature birds using paper and watercolors for this entire year of 2018,” they relayed later in an interview with Bored Panda.
The idea was to express the intricacy and vibrancy of the birds around us, using techniques of layered paper cutting to give volume to their creations and add a three-dimensional feel to them. Their paper birds were then photographed in their natural environments, perched on a twig or soaring through the air.
Now, a couple of years later, and the duo is still hard at work, crafting their signature paper birds, as well as other animals. Each piece takes around 4-8 hours in total to complete, with their aim to make their miniature creations look as lifelike as possible. You can purchase their original creations through their online store, or admire them through Instagram.