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Hand-cut paper illustrations show a world of detail

papercut landscape

This illustration is crafted digitally but without 3D software

There's so much inspiration to be had across the internet thanks to the likes of Behance (opens in new tab), Dribbble (opens in new tab) and Pinterest (opens in new tab). We love thumbing through the stunning offerings of designers from across the globe and when we found this creation from Estonian illustrator Eiko Ojala (opens in new tab), we just had to share it with you.

'Vertical Landscape (opens in new tab)' was created digitally but without the aid of 3D software. Eiko draws everything by hand to create the landscapes, figures and portraits that look as if they’ve been cut from paper. The placement of the life-like shadows makes this a breath-taking achievement for the young illustrator.

Having already been nominated for the Young IIllustrator Award
at Berlin's Illustrative festival (opens in new tab), we have a feeling that this is only the beginning of a flourishing career for Eiko.

paper landscapes

hand cut paper landscape

paper cut landscape

lanscape paper craft cutting

paper cut landscape

Be sure to take a look at Eiko's other projects over on his website (opens in new tab).

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