Source: © Scissorhands / @salvare035 These Papercraft Mosquitoes Look So Real You’ll Want To Swat Them 2018-08-09 Thu 2018-08-09 Thu Japan: A Paper Craft Paradise When it comes to creating art with paper, Japan, with its long history of making exquisite washi paper and its internationally recognized art of origami, has produced its fair share of amazing artists. From paper toys animated with paper and rubber bands such as Haruki Nakamura's pop-up penguin bomb, Seiji Tsukimoto's clockwork pop-up art, or Risa's intricately carved paper texts and animals, we have seen some remarkable artistry. Paper Craft Artist Scissorhands Combining realism with attention to detail and remarkable technical abilities, artist Masanobu Azami, who goes by the name Scissorhands, also deserves honorable mention among his Japanese paper-crafting peers. Just as comfortable making skeletons, like this one of a python stretching nearly 20 feet in length, as he is making small but realistic fish or beetles, his creations span the gamut of the plant and animal kingdom, with the occasional anime character thrown in. Source: © Scissorhands / Hasamic World @salvare035 But don't let the 20-foot skeleton fool you. Scissorhands can create minute masterpieces out of paper as well. In fact, it was his smallest creation to date that went viral last week when he tweeted it as part of a hashtag campaign for artists to introduce their representative works. Mosquito Behold, Aedes Albopictus, otherwise known as the Asian tiger mosquito. Source: © Scissorhands / Hasamic World @salvare035 His mosquito is not only accurately sized, only measuring mere millimeters in length, it looks anatomically accurate with an astonishing level of detail, from feet to antennae. And since the infamous blood-lusting insects are rarely found in isolation, it's only natural that Scissorhands created more than one specimen. Source: © Scissorhands / Hasamic World @salvare035 If you saw this, your first instinct might be to swat your leg! Scissorhands thought of that too, making a swatted version, complete with blood made of red paper... Source: © Scissorhands / Hasamic World @salvare035 Still not convinced these are made of paper and aren't real mosquitoes? This should convince you otherwise: Source: © Scissorhands / Hasamic World @salvare035 Other Works To get a better sense of the full gamut of Scissorhands' works, here are a few examples from his Twitter account: #ホワイトデーなので白い画像を貼る ちゃんと白いのも。 pic.twitter.com/Ijdz0BlYyY— しざーはんず＠ありがとう！博物ふぇすてぃばる！！ (@salvare035) March 14, 2018 今日は、ダーウィンが来た！でマヌルネコをやっていたんで、作ってみたんだよ。嘘です。ウソを作ってました。ちっちゃなウソってヤツですよ、見逃してください<(_ _)>#4月1日 pic.twitter.com/WMCjSuh8vR— しざーはんず＠ありがとう！博物ふぇすてぃばる！！ (@salvare035) April 1, 2018 今日はカウディプテリクスの骨格を作ってみたんだよ。以前にも作ってますが、この形が好き(^^)なかなか捗らなくて、中一日空いてしまった。デザフェス、ちょっと作品が寂しい、なんて事にならないように頑張らないと(^^ゞ pic.twitter.com/kqxHnQ4Gmz— しざーはんず＠ありがとう！博物ふぇすてぃばる！！ (@salvare035) April 10, 2018 青は乗り損ねたみたいだからな。#これを見た人は赤い画像を貼れ pic.twitter.com/rPlsGgXk8c— しざーはんず＠ありがとう！博物ふぇすてぃばる！！ (@salvare035) May 21, 2018 今日は虫の日だから、過去に作ったカマキリの画像を貼っておくんだよ。虫は沢山作ってますけど、ちょっとドラマがある感じに出来ると楽しいです。画像2枚目のクロオオアリまで含めて完成です(^^)全部紙で、模様も切って貼ってます。#虫の日 pic.twitter.com/StaZ8D2W0a— しざーはんず＠ありがとう！博物ふぇすてぃばる！！ (@salvare035) June 4, 2018 今日は、 #世界猫の日 だっていうからネコの作品を貼っておくんだよ。某所のネコ達と今まで作った中で最小のネコ。例によって、塗料は一切使用せず、瞳まで紙で作ってます(^^) pic.twitter.com/BbUeRnNzIX— しざーはんず＠ありがとう！博物ふぇすてぃばる！！ (@salvare035) August 8, 2018 Links If you'd like to admire more of Scissorhands' handiwork, please visit his website, Hasamic World, and follow him on Twitter. By - Ben K. Source:© Scissorhands / @salvare035 / © Scissorhands / Hasamic World Tags: Art / Haruki Nakamura / Hasamic World / Masanobu Azami / Mosquito / Paper Art / Paper Craft / paper cutting / papercraft / Penguin Bomb / Scissorhands / Seiji Tsukimoto grape Japan Art These Papercraft Mosquitoes Look So Real You’ll Want To Swat Them Related Article Japan Celebrates Marine Day With Sneakers Inspired By Traditional Ukiyoe Art David Bowie Immortalized As Awesome Japanese Ukiyo-e Artwork Artist Brings Old Watch Parts To Life With Awesome Steampunk Sculptures. Mother Turns 3-Year-Old Daughter’s Drawings Into Paintings Japanese Trend of Smoothing Foil Balls Into Perfect Spheres Is Beautifully Satisfying A Surreal “Glass Christmas” In The Outskirt Of Tokyo Is A Must Visit!