A large-scale papercraft commission of the client’s characters Jacob and Xia, enjoying a starry night out on the town!
I don’t do cityscapes very often - I’m more often commissioned for nature backgrounds, when there is a background - so this was an unusual and delightful challenge. I got particularly excited about all the WINDOWS and NEON LIGHTS, and so went flailing through my paper stash for my shiniest, most holographic papers. I think the mirror paper in the front building looks particularly cool, with the stars and buildings reflected in it. There’s always something new to try when making papercraft!
[EDIT] Thank you for the DD!
it took me this long to comment?? anyhoo, i love the paper you chose with the multicolored green dots as like individual windows for the buildings. or that's how i interpreted them! ^.^;;
this is a stellar scene!
Wow! I can't imagine how much time and care this must have taken. What kind of adhesive do you use, building up these layers (if I understand correctly how this was made)? Astonishing work. So much detail, and such lovely effects!
Thank you very much! Papercraft is pretty labor-intensive in general, and even more so when making full scenes, so I'm always pleased when people enjoy seeing the final result.
And I use paper cement and/or rubber cement. (I know there must be a difference between the two, but frankly I've never noticed much difference while working with them, so I just grab whichever one is on sale at the moment.) They're useful in that they dry clear and are flexible when dry, so the finished artwork doesn't crack or get brittle.