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!
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!
Too Tall Tully
This 3D paper sculpture of a giraffe was a lot of fun to create. I especially liked making his eyes and the mane of this young giraffe. I exaggerated his mane on top of his head and the ossicones which I think adds character to his cute little face. I think he looks like a young giraffe-just starting to figure out what mischief to get into. Although I did choose the name Tully (Gaelic origin), because it means peace. I think of giraffes as looking like they are calm and peaceful animals. But, I like to think this young little giraffe named Tully, also has a little bit of a playful spirit in him.
Iguana Paper Sculpture
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.
Mr. Rooster is a three-dimensional paper sculpture. It was made using a combination of different types of papers and mediums.
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 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.
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.
"Quackers" is a three dimensional paper sculpture that is painted in watercolor and gouache. It is mounted to a wood base underneath a glass dome.
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.
Keeping Watch - 3D Paper Sculpture
A 3D Bald Eagle Paper Sculpture by Melinda Fabian.
Catch of the Day
Catch of the Day is a 3d Paper Sculpture of an eagle catching a fish.
Each tiny feather was hand cut out of paper and then painted in watercolor and gouache.
This miniature paper sculpture is framed in a 5.75" x 6.75" sha
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.
3D Little Bunny Rabbit - Hopscotch
Hopscotch, an adorable three dimensional little bunny rabbit was created by paper sculpture artist, Melinda Fabian. Hopscotch is made completely out of paper - even her fur!
Paper Sculpture Illustration by Melinda Fabian
Happy Bunny Day!
This adorable little bunny rabbit is enjoying a beautiful springtime day.
This is a three dimensional paper sculpture illustration that is framed in a 5" x 7" x 1.25" shadowbox picture frame.
3D paper sculpture illustration of an orange tabby cat sleeping on your favorite chair.
A Walk in the Woods
This deer looks like she is going to start walking right out of the woods. Her body is three dimensional - creating the illusion of her moving among thethree-dimensional grasses. Melinda Fabian made A Walk in the Woods, out of paper and then painted it in watercolor and gouache.
This 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.
This delightful elephant can't wait to get some more peanuts! Melinda Fabian created this 3D Paper Sculpture Elephant - making her ear and her trunk three-dimensional giving this elephant illustration more character to her personality.
Purple Flowers and Busy Bee
This little 3D bumblebee is coming to visit these beautiful purple and white flowers in the watercolor paper sculpture illustration titled, Purple Flowers and Busy Bee. Some of the flower buds, bumble bee, leaves and petals are three dimensional. This illustration is created by Melinda Fabian.
Paper sculpture illustrator made this praying mantis completely three dimensional and she made it out of paper. Even the long antennas are paper. Some of the watercolor painted, pink flowers are three dimensional too with the flower petals appearing to come right out of the paper into your view.
Praying Mantis - 3D Paper Sculpture Illustration
This is a close-up of Melinda Fabian's paper sculpture illustration, Praying Mantis. The watercolor painting was brought to life by creating three-dimensional flower petals and a praying mantis.
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.
A miniature, 3D watercolor and gouache paper sculpture peony flower by Melinda Fabian. The flower petals and leaves come out of the flat painting, creating a three-dimensional effect. The miniature painting is framed in a shadowbox frame. Outside measurements are 4.5" x 3.5".
White Peony Flower
This is a miniature, 3D watercolor and gouache paper sculpture peony flower, hand painted, by Melinda Fabian. The flower petals and leaves come out of the flat painting, creating a three-dimensional effect. The miniature painting is framed in a shadowbox frame. Outside measurements are 4.5" x 3.5".A three dimensional peony flower.
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!
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.
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.
This little treasure is a miniature paper sculpture that has been painted in watercolor and gouache. It has won 2nd place in the mixed media category at the 31st Annual National Miniature Art Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Fells Point in Baltimore, MD.
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.
Paper Shells - A 3D Paper Sculpture
These photo realistic seashells are made entirely out of paper. Even the sand is made out of paper. The three dimensional, hand sculpted paper is painted in watercolor and gouache.
On the Rocks
Melinda Fabian wanted to make On the Rocks paper sculpture illustration depicting a life-like lizard climbing up a rock wall. It is all made out of paper that has been painted in watercolor and gouache.
Under the Sea
Under the Sea 3D Paper Sculpture. Made out of paper, and painted in watercolor and gouache.
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.
Veggies for Dessert
Veggies for Dessert is a 3D paper sculpture illustration painted in watercolor and gouache.
A 3D paper sculpture - featuring a pile of diet books stacked on top of one another with a delicious looking piece of chocolate cake sitting on the very top. Even the curls of chocolate on top of the cake is made out of paper.
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.
Fun Times! Paper Sculpture
Fun Times! 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.
It is framed in a wood shadowbox picture frame.
This photo realistic miniature gourd is made entirely out of paper and is then painted in watercolor and gouache by Melinda Fabian.
Paper Sculpture Gourd
This realistic looking gourd is made entirely out of paper and is then painted in watercolor and gouache. It was made by paper sculpture illustrator, Melinda Fabian.
Gourd Paper Sculpture
This is the third miniature gourd in a series. The three-dimensional gourd is made entirely out of paper and is then painted in watercolor and gouache by Melinda Fabian.