Artworks

Star Wars AT-AT Papercut

I cut out this AT-AT as a present for my cousin. I drew the design, obviously with a lot of help from the Star Wars films, and I’m really happy with how it looks. I’m not a fan of Star Wars, so this was made just for my cousin’s benefit.

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I always love the shadows that my papercuts create, and you can’t see them once I frame the artwork, so I take photos of the shadows while I can.

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I love putting my papercuts up to the sky. The contrast of the black against the bright blue and white is, in my opinion, pretty awesome. I thought this papercut against the sky was especially cool, because I could make the AT-AT appear as though it was standing on the cloud, which I think makes it look like it could be on snow like they are in whichever Star Wars film.

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This papercut only took me about three hours to cut out, which is relatively quick for one of my papercuts. The AT-AT is cut out of black paper, I mounted it on shiny silver paper and put it in an A4 frame. I love using shiny paper, but it makes it really hard to take photos. I decided to take photos outside this time, because there’re too many things to reflect in my home. Luckily, the sky was basically cloud on the day I was taking photos, so it made for a plain background for the paper to reflect. It did make the silver look quite white, but at least the papercut stands out. All that was left was to make sure I wasn’t reflected in the paper either. Some angles and cropping made this possible.

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I hope you like this artwork, and please don’t hate me for not liking Star Wars.

 

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