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Paper Child: A New Art

Paper Children

Paper Child is a new, strange and almost inexplainable phenomen. Probably grown out of the miniaturisation fetish, it involves humans interacting with smaller, childlike paper cutouts to create interesting photo opportunities. It’s existence and popularity has been spread through artistic sharing sites like deviantart.com. There you can find many paper child artists of various degrees of skills.

Grown out of anime/manga culture, paper children first became popular in Japan and Korea. They can look like just about anything. But most are small, humanlike figures. Surreal and mesmerizing, some are sweet, some are created for pornographic purposes, some are drawn pictures of popular anime/cultural characters.

To create a paper child, first you must draw a person that’s about the size of your hand. Try to use heavier paper as your average printer paper probably wont be thick enough. The key is to draw a creature in some kind of motion. A common paper child trick is to draw a character that looks like they are being lifted up by a giant crane.

Once you’ve finished drawing, the next step is to carefully cut it out and possibly colour it. Then its simply a matter of setting up your paper children in a particular pose and then take a photo.

L and Light, from the popular series, "Deathnote" in paper child form

L and Light, from the popular series, "Deathnote" in paper child form

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Comments

LOL on February 09, 2013:

WOW there amazing i tried them there very fun to make

Mario on March 21, 2012:

I noticed a recurring them of slightly paternalistic domination...

Daisy and Peach :) on June 25, 2011:

Heehee most of the paper childs are angry XD

Ashi ♥ on March 18, 2011:

lol i am totes gonna attempt to make some of these!!

ChristneLichol on February 16, 2011:

I love them but how can you cut so close and not damage it?

Amanda on January 14, 2011:

Paper children are so much fun. But why'd you have to pick all the pervy ones? That's, like, 5% of paper child crafters... ^^;;;

My paper children are all made in good clean fun!

Emo-Screamo102 on October 30, 2010:

I am making some right now, but I'm horrible at drawing.

>.< I fail epically!

gerizekalı on July 28, 2010:

gerizekeriya dicemde yani day?m dar?lcak

:D

Cray on July 27, 2010:

Now I wanna make one.

sweetie1 from India on July 22, 2010:

haha beautiful cartoons and thanks for such nice hub teaching in details how to make them. Very useful info and hub

Stacie L on April 21, 2010:

what a creative imagination!

a fun hub =)

kate on April 20, 2010:

when i see my best frend charloote draw (up there! she wrote 4 days ago from now) haaaaaa!

charlotte on April 16, 2010:

i felt very inspirered! sadly i'm rubbish at drawing!

GG216 on February 05, 2010:

so cute and helpful!

I'm gonna make some!!

jamielee on December 25, 2009:

hey i am making a book right lol i am going to be making paper children:D they are really fun and can make you fell like you have adopted a anime friend :DD

Anonymous on December 16, 2009:

and of course, paperchilds are tend to be used for perverted senses..

sasuke7s8s from Riverside on October 05, 2009:

Wow that is so incredible. Im always looking for new forms of art and this would be so great to do.

bayareagreatthing from Bay Area California on October 03, 2009:

Those are really great!

Sean F on September 24, 2009:

Wow, really, really awesome, thanks!

cosette on August 28, 2009:

GLORIOUS!

futonfraggle on May 05, 2009:

Awesome! This is so cool.

Tom Cornett from Ohio on March 30, 2009:

Very cool....good art work! :)

Aya Katz from The Ozarks on March 21, 2009:

Freeze, this is cool stuff!

Elena. from Madrid on March 20, 2009:

Freeze, in your own words, these are surreal and mesmerizing! Your hubs never cease to amaze me!

FreezepopMorality (author) on March 20, 2009:

Yeah, aren't they? They're kind of like an optical illusion. Definitely something I hadn't seen before.

Jerilee Wei from United States on March 20, 2009:

This tickled my funny bone and imagination, I'd heard of it, but never really knew exactly what it was. Very informative and entertaining hub!

Sheila from The Other Bangor on March 20, 2009:

These are fascinating, funny, and very clever. Ka-wai-iiiiii desu

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