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At First, It Looks Like A Bear But When You Look Closely, It's Something Else… 

Will you believe if I say that the picture which I am gonna show you in the story is not of a polar bear but something else? No? Well, at first glance I thought that it is a polar bear but actually it was not.

Then, what is it in real? Well, only Calvin Nicholls knows the answer. He is a Canadian artist who makes beautiful and creative paper sculptures.

Let's check out what it is!

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At First, It Looks Like A Bear But When You Look Closely, It's Something Else… 

At First, It Looks Like A Bear But When You Look Closely, It's Something Else… 

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This snoozing polar bear looks so real. 

This snoozing polar bear looks so real. 

But this real looking animal is actually a paper sculpture. Got shocked? Yes, it is the paper sculpture made by Calvin Nicholls.

And what about this monkey? 

And what about this monkey? 

Quite real, isn't it? 

Calvin Nicholls creates these masterpieces using 3D artwork.  

Calvin Nicholls creates these masterpieces using 3D artwork.  

He has been working on them since 1986. 

Calvin takes months to design these sculptures. 

Calvin takes months to design these sculptures. 

While some pieces get complete within a month, some others take 1-2 years for completion. 

Before starting the work, Calvin studies the animal to depict the musculoskeletal features correct in his art. 

Before starting the work, Calvin studies the animal to depict
the musculoskeletal features correct in his art. 

These real looking creatures are finely carved using multi-layered paper sculptures. Calvin cuts the paper, makes tiny pieces and layers them on each other. 

Calvin makes a final drawing using scalpels, scissors, and X-ACTO knives. 

Calvin makes a final drawing using scalpels, scissors, and X-ACTO knives. 

He then assembles the pieces together and carefully sets studio lighting to add shadow and depth. 

Calvin uses the combination of shadows and light to bring his sculptures to life. 

Calvin uses the combination of shadows and light to bring
his sculptures to life. 

This talented artist has created over 500 pieces till date. 

He also conducts several exhibitions of his artwork in North America. 

He also conducts several exhibitions of his artwork in North
America. 

Calvin has made paper zoo for exhibiting his paper sculptures. 

Amazing!

Amazing!

Calvin explained, "I want people to be drawn in to explore the work and to consider the medium. Although I have completed pieces in full color, I continue to experiment with the interaction of light and shadow."

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