Lorraine Corrigan

Loving these papier mache dogs created by UK-based artist Lorraine Corrigan. She creates sculptures of other breeds but sighthounds appear to be her specialty. Her made to order pieces are created with wire and vintage book pages to capture the delicate forms of the animals and give them a stone-like texture. On an interview with All Things Paper she says this about her work:

“I have always had a love of sculpting since studying art at level sculpture in school many years ago. I knew I would return to this form of art eventually, but never found the right medium. Five years ago I took a course in art therapy and they gave us wire to play around with… I tried to make a dog ( I adore dogs) and it ended up like a deformed lamb. I still have a fondness for that lamb that I kept! A year later I was running an art group for the homeless and thought why not make papier mâché heads of dogs? In my own time, I began to make whole dogs in papier mâché style. I had at last found my medium coupled with my love for sighthounds.”

You can follow the artist on her website and on Facebook. Some of her pieces can be purchased in her Etsy shop, Hounds of Bath.

Images: Courtesy of Lorraine Corrigan.


Maxim Shkret

Admiring these amazing digital illustrations of Russian graphic designer, Maxim Shkret.
He uses a variety of design software to create portraits of humans and animals that look like they’re sculpted of paper. In his own description of the project, he explains that his style is a “3D interpretation of vector graphics.”

The artist can be found on Behance and Facebook.

Images: Courtesy of Maxim Shkret.

Humayrah Bint Altaf

UK-based embroidery artist Humayrah Bint Altaf began her studies in the world of fashion but discouragement quickly brought her back to her first love, embroidery, with much of her intricate work inspired by the natural world. On Sisters Magazine she writes this about herself:

“I began embroidering at the age of 14 after seeing my grandma lovingly make crocheted gifts for friends and family,” says Humayrah. “I have fond memories of spending my school holidays in her home. The duck egg blue walls, hand-dyed silk saris that neatly lined her wardrobe, even the soft floral scent of her saris are still fresh in my mind. It was here that my heart became entwined in needlework and all things handmade.”

“I was blessed with the opportunity to study hand embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court Palace. In my two years there, I developed my skills in traditional hand embroidery techniques like goldwork and silk shading, and my love and appreciation for exquisite craftsmanship blossomed.”

You can see more of her work on Instagram and purchase a few of her designs in her Etsy shop, The Olde Sewing Room.

Images: Courtesy of Humayrah Bint Altaf