These decorative letters explains visually how paper sculpture illustrator, Melinda Fabian creates her artwork. Starting with a simple sheet of paper, she then cuts, bends and folds the paper, creating shapes and objects and then paints the objects in watercolor and gouache, creating a 3D paper sculpture!
This adorable little three-dimensional paper sculpture bunny rabbit is enjoying a beautiful springtime day.
My Safe Place - A 3D Paper Sculpture Illustration
Three dimensional hand sculpted, cut and shaped paper that is painted in watercolor and gouache to form a realistic, bunny rabbit sitting in a garden of violets and bleeding heart flowers.
Bunny In My Garden
Painted watercolor and gouache with 3D paper sculpture elements.
Crossing My Hearts
Crossing My Hearts, created by paper sculpture illustrator, Melinda Fabian, created this beautiful watercolor illustration that has three-dimensional elements to it. Those little black 3D ants marching across the flower stem are all made out of paper. Even those skinny antennas are made out of paper! The realistic, 3D painted paper sculpture bleeding hearts that are coming out of the painting, and into the real world -- those are also made out of paper.
Buzzy Bee is stopping by to visit these cone flowers. THe centers of the flowers and Buzzy the Bee are all three-dimensional paper sculpture elements creating even more delight in this illustration.
That bumble bee just landed on that flower! That is the exact reaction Melinda Fabian wants her viewers to think when they see her 3D watercolor and gouache paper sculpture illustration. That bumble bee, the center of the flower and some of the petals are all 3D and pop out of the flat painting to create a three-dimensional effect!
Time to Garden
Miniature 3D Paper Sculpture of gardening tools and flowers. Even the tiny bee is made out of paper. This sculpture is 3"high x 3"wide.It was designed and meticulously created by paper sculpture artist, Melinda Fabian.
3D paper sculpture illustration of an orange tabby cat sleeping on your favorite chair.
On My Soapbox
This is a cute 3D paper sculpture squirrel sitting on top of a tree trunk checking out a little acorn created by Melinda Fabian. The entire sculpture, including the squirrel's fur and his tail is all meticulously made from paper. The sculpture is painted in watercolor and gouache.
Three Dimensional Paper Squirrel
This little sculpted furry squirrel is made entirely out of paper that has been cut, shaped, sculpted and then painted in watercolor and gouache. It is sitting on "bark" which is actually painted watercolor paper.
“Little Grey’s” elephant's ear is coming right out of the painting creating life to this happy Grey Elephant. After she was sculpted out of paper, Melinda Fabian then painted her in watercolor and gouache.
Nelly is a three dimensional paper sculpture of a giraffe. Her face is three-dimensional and even her eye lashes are made out of paper!
Keeping Watch - 3D Paper Sculpture
A 3D Bald Eagle Paper Sculpture by Melinda Fabian.
3D Paper Sculpture Ducks
"Quackers" is a three dimensional paper sculpture that is painted in watercolor and gouache. It is mounted to a wood base underneath a glass globe.
Peacock, is a beautiful 3D Paper Sculpture that was made to look like he is coming right out of the paper and into your view. Melinda Fabian meticulously cut each of the peacock's feathers by hand and then painted them in these vibrant watercolor and gouache colors to complete this framed sculpture.
Ruffled - A Pink Flamingo
Ruffled is a free standing 3D Paper Sculpture Illustration of a pink flamingo. Paper sculpture illustrator, Melinda Fabian, even figured out how to make this paper bird stand on its own. Every delicate feather was hand cut and painted to create the beautiful pink colored flamingo bird. The "sand" is also made out of paper.
Mr. Rooster is a three-dimensional paper sculpture. It was made using a combination of different types of papers and mediums.
Melinda Fabian's paper sculpture illustration features a three-dimensional golden colored seahorse with a little fish swimming by to say hello is a very bright and colorful watercolor and gouache illustration.
Under the Sea
Under the Sea 3D Paper Sculpture. Made out of paper, and painted in watercolor and gouache.
Seashells on the Beach
These beautiful watercolor seashells on the beach have a little visitor coming to check them out. The 3D crab is made out of paper and some of the seashells also have 3D elements to them.
Maryland Blue Crab
A 3D Paper Sculpture of a Maryland Blue Crab created by Melinda Fabian. The paper sculpture is painted in watercolor and gouache. The entire picture is made out of paper, including the sand.
Yikes! Get Me OUT of Here!
Melinda Fabian's latest whimsical paper sculpture of blue crabs escaping back into the safety of the water.
This paper sculpture won Honorable Mention in the 25th Annual International Juried Miniature Show at Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, WA.
On the Rocks
After visiting Zion National Park in Utah, Melinda Fabian was inspired to create On the Rocks — a 3D paper sculpture illustration depicting a life-like lizard climbing up a rock wall. I wonder where he is headed. Are there other critters living behind the rocks? Looks like this lizard is going to investigate what is hiding behind those flowers.
On the Rocks is made out of paper that has been painted in watercolor and gouache.
In the Jungle
This 3D iguana looks like he is right at home inside his natural jungle habitat. Melinda Fabian created this textured green iguana out of paper that was sculpted, and then painted in watercolor and gouache. There are even a couple of 3D paper ants marching across a tree branch and lots of layers of painted leaves in greens, yellows and oranges so this iguana can feel like he is in his own jungle.
Junk Drawer depicts one of those drawers that many people seem to have somewhere in their house. A catch-all type of space for all those odds and ends. Tape, scissors, paper clips, markers, pens, pencils and so forth. Melinda Fabian made her Junk Drawer out of paper and paint to create this 3D paper sculpture illustration.
Art Supplies! Paper Sculpture
Art Supplies! is a miniature three-dimensional paper sculpture by Melinda Fabian. This photo realistic tiny art box filled with watercolor and gouache paints, a paint tray, sketch books, pencils and paintbrushes is really made entirely out of paper. Even the box is made out of paper.