Paper genius Jaroslav Mishchenko knows how to manipulate folded paper so well that it is hard to tell his origami animal artwork apart from molded sculptures.
From graceful unicorns to squat crabs, this artist can create intricate artworks with detailed designs using paper and nothing else, not even glue. A coiled cobra sits patiently, looking ready to pounce at any moment, with scales woven throughout its body while a stately owl sweeps its wings out dramatically with each feather picked out in paper. These wild beasts are a far cry from the vaguely shaped paper cranes we’re used to seeing from the usual origami critter creations.
The color of the paper is carefully picked out to suit each origami animal and the metallic sheen of the material adds a richness to the crafts.