Saturday, December 31, 2016

Future Diary Yuno vs Yuno 3-D paper diorama

While thinking of new Future Diary designs for Taiyou Con, I was having a hard time deciding which outfit of Yuno's outfit was more iconic, her school girl outfit at the beginning of the series or her black dress at the end.  So I decided, why not have both!

This 8x8 3-D paper diorama is one of my most ambitious pieces yet.  It features Yuno fighting herself complete with a blood splattered background.  I had to find a way to intertwine their legs and arms so they would not be on the same level while maintaining that each detail is still visible.  Stop by my booth at Taiyou Con, table 38, to check it out!

Hatsune Miku 8x8 3-D paper diorama

At Taiyou Con I will be selling this mini 8x8 version of the Hatsune Miku design that I used for my convention poster.  The original design was made for an 8x10 frame and I didn't think that shrinking the character down by 3 inches would make the details super fine, but I think I pulled it off.  I also included two pictures I took while making her to show how tiny her fingers are!

Lucy from Elfen Lied 3-D paper diorama

This piece features Lucy from Elfen Lied taking off her metal helmet in front of a blood splattered background.  These pieces involving blood splatters always make me nervous because I always run the risk of ruining the background with a random throw of paint.  And yes, I actually do throw the paint on the background to give it a more random and violent look.  It also ensures that no two pieces will ever be the same!

Goku 3-D paper diorama

This 6x8 paper diorama features Goku from Dragon Ball Z performing his kamehameha wave.  The energy blast actually goes off to the edge of the frame.  I used Ryu from Street Fighter II as a reference for his pose so it's two nerdy subjects in one piece!

Spirited Away No Face 3-D paper diorama

This 6x8 3-D paper diorama features the "No Face" mask from Spirited Away, my favorite Studio Ghibli film!

Anime silhouettes and logos

In preparation for Taiyou con I just finished this set of anime logos and silhouettes.  The Kanji piece spells out "Unpopular Girl" from Watamote, The girl looking up is Haruko from FLCL, The skull is the death logo from Soul Eater, and the Nerv logo is from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Dolphin silhouette

This 8x10 silhouette featuring four dolphins swimming in a cove was created as a Christmas gift for a family member.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Storm Trooper 3-D paper diorama

This recent 3-D commission features a Storm Trooper helmet in front of crossed light sabers.  I used glossy white paper to give the helmet a shiny gleam.

Haruko from FLCL 3-D paper silhouette

In preparation for Taiyou Con, which is only in 1 week, I made this 3-D 6x8 piece featuring the silhouette of Haruko Haruhara riding her Vespa from my favorite anime, FLCL.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Alice Cooper 3-D paper Diorama

Here is an Alice Cooper 3-D paper diorama depicting a darker version of his "Welcome to my Nightmare" album cover complete with blood splatters!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Flowers in a mason jar 3-D paper diorama

Here is another 8x8 3-D paper diorama of flowers in a mason jar. The flowers are spread over 6 different layers.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Nerdy Hello Kitty 3-D paper diorama

Here is a Nerdy Hello Kitty 6x8 3-D paper diorama that was commissioned by a co-worker as a Christmas gift.  I have a lot more Christmas gift commissions that I will post soon!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Watamote 3-D paper diorama

I just finished this 8x8 3-D paper diorama featuring Tomoko Kuroki from the anime "Watamote." The kanji in the background says, "Unpopular Girl." If you have ever felt alienated or experience any form of social anxiety, you should watch "Watamote" or read the original Manga entitled, "No Matter How I Look at it, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular."

Orca silhouette

I can finally post this Orca Whale silhouette!  I finished this 8x10 silhouette for my niece's birthday  a few months ago and now it hangs in her room next to her Wyland killer whale prints.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Anime silhouettes

This lot of silhouettes feature Asuna from Sword Art Online, the alien sensei from Assassination Classroom, Totaro, Happy from Fairy Tail, and the "L" logo from Death Note.  

Harely Quinn silhouettes

These 8x10 and 5x7 silhouettes feature the classic design of Harley Quinn.  It's hard to tell from the photo, but I used red checkerboard paper for Harley's image in the 8x10 piece.

NFL silhouettes

These two 5x7 silhouettes feature the logos from the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks.

And here is a framed 8x10 Cardinal's Logo.

Twilight Princess silhouette

This 5x7 silhouette was requested by one of my students.  It features the runes that are on the door to the Twilight Realm in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Kiki's Delivery Service 3-D paper diorama

In preparation for my booth at Taiyou Con, here is an 8x8 3-D paper diorama featuring Kiki from "Kiki's Delivery Service."

Friday, November 11, 2016

Gollum 3-D paper diorama

This 6x8 3-D paper diorama features Gollum from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. It was commissioned during my school's Fall Festival.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Princess Tutu 3-D paper diorama

Here is a 6x8 3-D Paper Diorama featuring the main character from "Princess Tutu."  I used a minimalist feather silhouette for the background to show the parallel between the anime and Swan Lake.

Midori Days 3-D paper diormama

Here is a 6x8 3-D Midori from "Midori Days." If you have never heard of this show, look into it. It has one of the strangest set ups for a romantic comedy I have ever seen.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Kingdom Hearts 3-D paper diorama

This 8x8 3-D paper diorama was commissioned at Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest as a wedding gift.  It features all of the characters from the cover of Kingdom Hearts 2 and I tried to stick to classic wedding colors.  I was so happy that I was able to finish the piece in time for the big event.  I hope the bride and groom liked it!

Homura 3-D paper silhouettes

Here are two 4x6 3-D paper silhouettes featuring Homura from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.  The piece on the left is for all of the Kyubey haters out there.

Sailor Moon 3-D silhouettes

Here are two 4x6 3-D paper silhouettes featuring Sailor Moon.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Night Circus 3-D paper diorama

This 8x10 paper diorama features the circus tent from the book cover of the Night Circus.  It ended up being over 14 layers thick!

MLP Applejack and Rainbow Dash 3-D paper diorama

I am super happy with how this My Little Pony 6x8 3-D paper diorama turned out!  The most complex part was Rainbow Dash's tail.

Zelda Twilight Princess 3-D paper diorama

This 6x8 3-D paper diorama was commissioned during Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest and features Link and wolf Link.  I used a dark blue for the Crest of Hyrule to reflect the darker tone of the game.

Pit bulls 3-D paper diorama

This 8x8 3-D paper diorama was commissioned during Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest.  I combined two different reference photos to make sure the dogs looked like their real life counterparts.

Atlanta Falcons silhouette

Here is an 8x10 Atlanta Falcon's silhouette commission.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Creature from the Black Lagoon silhouettes

Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth at Fan Fest 2016. I had a blast and I have a set of commissions in which I'll be able to post over the next few weeks. The first commission was a set of "Creature from the Black Lagoon" silhouettes.  

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Friday the 13th 3-D paper diorama

Just in time for Halloween here is a framed 3-D paper diorama featuring Jason's mask from Friday the 13th complete with blood splatters on the background and the inside of the frame.  Thank you so much, Ben Glendenning for the idea!  Check out Ben's art at .


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Jaws 3-D paper diorama

I created this monster of a 8x10 3-D paper diorama for my sister's birthday gift.  It features Quint's last stand against the shark from Jaws.  Quint alone is made of 12 individually cut pieces!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Pokemon silhouettes

Who's that Pokemon?

Here is a set of hand cut 8x10 and 5x7 Pikachu and Charmander silhouettes for my booth at Phoenix Comicon's Fan Fest.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Smashing Pumpkins 3-D paper diorama

I created this 8x8 Smashing Pumpkins 3-D paper diorama for my wife's four year anniversary gift.  This piece has been finished for months and her reaction was worth the wait. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra silhouettes

I got a suggestion on my Facebook page to create a set of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra silhouettes for my booth at Phoenix Comicon's Fan Fest because Brett Dalton is attending.  If you have any suggestions, shoot me an e-mail at or message me through Facebook at .

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Zelda 8x8 3-D paper diorama

For this 8x8 3-D paper diorama, I combined a previous 3-D design with my Crest of Hyrule silhouette.  I combined the design of Link from Wind Waker with the master sword and Navi from Ocarina of Time.

Naruto 3-D paper diroama

This is one of the last 8x8 3-D paper dioramas on my "To Make" list for Phoenix Comicon's Fan Fest.  Now I can focus on taking commissions.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Soul Eater 3-D paper diorama

I just finished this 8x8 3-D paper diorama featuring Maka from the Anime, Soul Eater.  I really like how the jagged outline of her jacket stands out against the dark blue background.

Boston Red Sox 3-D paper diorama

Here is a picture of a recent 8x8 3-D commission featuring the logo for the Boston Red Sox.  The whole logo stands over 8 layers above the backing.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Kyubey 3-D paper diorama

I made this 6x8 3-D paper diorama featuring Kyube from the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica.  He's so cute; who wouldn't sign a contract with him to become a magical girl?

Future Diary 3-D paper diorama

Notice me, Senpai!

Here is an 8x8 3-D paper diorama featuring Yuno from the anime, Future Diary.  I tried to make her as adorable as possible to hide the fact that she will straight up murder you with that axe.