Incredibly Realistic 3D Papercraft Birds

Are these not some of the most realistic-looking birds you've ever laid eyes on? Netherlands-based artist Johan Scherft has mastered the art of papercraft. At the young age of 14, he discovered the art form by accident when he started making paper bird models which were hand-colored using only colored pencils. "It appealed to me because it combines so many different techniques like working in three dimensions combined with drawing and painting," he says.
His works caught the eye of the admissions board at The Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, where he ended up going and studying graphic design, free painting and drawing.

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