Vietnam based origami artist Hoang Tien Quyet creates beautiful origami animals by using the technique of wet folding. Pioneered by the late origami master Akira Yoshizawa, water is applied to soften the paper during the folding process.
Stunning Portraits on Vintage Paper Materials by Mark Powell
London-based artist Mark Powell composes stunning illustrations on outdated and humble canvases. He uses old envelopes, maps and other vintage-like paper materials to sketch human and animal portraits. His main subject is the many faces of old men, which mirror the beauty, texture, wrinkles and folds of a his material. Powell also cleverly integrates the existing art on the paper materials, he chooses to repurpose by keeping intact the papers’ original symbols, stamps, lettering, and typography. He is philosophically and artistically uses figures of wisdom and time, such as an elephant, owl, other birds, and the wrinkle faces of old men, to accentuate the beauty in history and experience.