Paper quilling is a whimsical art style that seems more conducive to feminine scenes of fields and flowers, that is until Alia Syed became interested in the form. Inspired by sci-fi movies such as 'Star Wars' and comic books like 'Batman' and 'Iron Man,' Alia Syed creates detailed and colorful portraits of both superheroes and villains.
A graphic designer and illustrator based in San Francisco, California, Alia Syed has been "in love with the paper, pens, and even the computer," as she reveals on her website. Each of these works are personal projects. Alia Syed .25" strips of paper glued down on their edges in order to create the 3D paper art. Alia Syed is definitely an artist to keep an eye on.