Although I remember doing something similar to papercut art in school, nothing I ever did came anything close to what Risa Fukui is able to do.
"Papercutting doesnâ€™t work without a good sketch drawing and I tend to be more motivated when I draw people and animals with a feeling of vitality rather than still life or inorganic objects. For the sketches, I need to draw numerous lines to bring out stereoscopic representations. In the cases of organic objects, they can express unique characteristics depending on the way you draw or combine those lines."
More examples of her work can be found on her Web site.
[Via Coudal Partners]