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Paula Swisher Beautifully Draws Birds on Old Science Books

 - Jan 16, 2012
References: paulaswisher & thisiscolossal
Within the lifeless pages of old engineering and science books, American artist Paula Swisher found inspiration to create beautiful birds; she draws mesmerizing birds on the pages of these manuals. The illustrations are breathtaking because they're colorful and highly detailed. The birds' wings are full of texture and gorgeous color contrast, giving the pieces realism and dynamism.

At first, she used nothing but ballpoint, but it soon became a more ambitious project, which led her to incorporate other art utensils like colored pencils, cut-out paper and thread. Swisher's art seems to grasp the order and clarity characteristic of the science books. She explains to the site Colossal, "I’ve been using scientific imagery and information graphics off and on in my work. I seem to be drawn to the contrived sense of order that they show."

The charming illustrations by Paula Swisher shows the power of color and nature to adorn unexpected places.