Monday, December 10, 2012

Latest Quillwork from PaperGraphic

You might recall the fabulous PaperGraphic quilling of Natasha Molotkova from a couple of posts here and here earlier in the year. We've stayed in touch and recently I was delighted to see images of Natasha's latest work. She has been busy creating quilled designs for advertising agencies and has also updated her website with a new design and gallery.

quilled-boat

Natasha does water scenes beautifully... after posting this quilled boat on her site, she received quite a few work offers based on the sun, sea, and waves. Every coil and curved strip of Natasha's quilling serves a purpose and is distinct - a steady hand for sure!

This design was for an article in Acquirer Magazine.

quilled-waves

They liked it so much that she was given a rare on-page acknowledgment.

quilled-waves-magazine-article

Sizzling Southern Summer was a cover design for a railway company magazine. That sun looks HOT!

quilled-sizzling-summer-magazine-cover

Natasha quills only by hand, not digitally. She first sketched the design 'Enabling the Bio Economy' for European Paper Week 2012's convention from a brief she was given by the Persua advertising firm in Belgium. After completing the quilling, she mailed it to Persua to be photographed.

quilled-bio-economy

Sometimes ad agencies accept high resolution images of her work, but others prefer to photograph it in studio. She generally uses cardstock rather than true quilling paper, glues on-edge strips along their entire length so the design stays in place during transit, and carefully packs her work in bubble wrap inside a plastic box so it arrives in perfect condition. 

quilled-lettering

Pretty Please is a website logo she designed, and the Ex Libris bookplate was quilled for a friend.

quilled-bookplate

This is an advertising graphic she quilled for Sorelle Wine's new 0% alcohol wine.

quilled-sorelle-ad


And last but not least, this paper mask isn't made of lace, even though it looks as if it could be.

 quilled-mask

Natasha told me it was an experimental piece where she worked with other materials besides paper. The very fine lines were drawn with white and black metallic pens to give the impression of lacework. She also used a foam runner material for the thicker pieces. Natasha doesn't use a printed background for her quillwork... all are hand drawn onto mount board.

She can be contacted via her website PaperGraphic.


8 comments:

  1. Stunning work!!! So much perfection ,it's especially amazing that she hand draws to do her quilling.Thanks for sharing so many pictures Ann.

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  2. Truly wonderful. The mask is stunning.

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  3. Oh! Wow! Really big wow! It's stunningly gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this, Ann! Love it.

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  4. Wow...Truly awesome...Very great indeed that lacy effect on quilled mask..Thanks for sharing,Ann...Such a delight to go through her stunning works...

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  5. Digital schmigital. Paper rules!

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  6. Hooray - I love it when artists take over the digital world! x

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  7. Wow. How wonderful to see so much quilling illustration. I'm so happy she's been receiving so much work. Natasha amazes me. Thanks for sharing how she's doing.

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