Birds, frogs, fish
the birds shown on this page
are three dimensional models, I made from thin paper.
lifesize, and very realistic in colour and detail. I
make the birds (and other animals) from paper templates. The
templates are handcoloured with watercolour and gouache before
of the birds are scanned before putting together. In this
way I can
make a few birds, using the same design.
bird was designed on youtube.
Paper model of a
Kingfisher pdf or jpg (The
jpg-picture shows more detail. Copysave first to print this file.)
Watch how the
Kingfisher was designed on youtube.
A selection of the other models
Click on the pictures for a close-up
models are for sale in two variations:
original hand-made and hand-painted bird takes about two weeks to
design, assemble and paint.
paintwork is done
with very fine brushes, in numerous thin layers using aquarellic paint
and gouachepaint on top every detail and nuance in
colouration in the featherpattern is shown.
exhibited in art gallery Petit Amsterdam, wild-life art exhibitions,
and in my studio in Leiden, the Netherlands. The birds are
presented in specially made frames behind glass, the prices vary
between 500 to 1000 euro's for each bird. Well protected behind the
glass, the sculptures will last a lifetime to enjoy. All
the original models shown on this page are sold.
some of the birds
I make duplica's, for the birds hand-painted designs are
scanned before assembling. The duplicates of the original vary in
between 100 to 500 euro's. The print-run of the duplicates is
10 to 25.
printed with pigmented ink using a professional printer, or etched
printing plates. The birds are assembled with most care, and touched up
with gouache or watercolour, and signed. The stands
are usually made of wood.You can order a model by mail.
The models are sent in solid protective small boxes.
the making of the paintings of 'the waterworld' and
created some paper models to observe light and perspective, and also to
trigger the inspiration for making the paintings. These models are
constructed in a loose and improvised way.
This model was
used to make the painting 'jazzboat'
model was used
to make the painting 'African
model was used
to make the painting 'Small
This model was used
to make the painting 'The