With Paper And A Love Of Nature, An Instagram Artist Is Perfecting The Silhouette

Sometimes the simplest of art projects are the most intriguing.
NIKOLAI TOLSTYH

Nikolai Tolstyh describes himself as a "natural craftsman." So it makes sense that the artist has begun a project carving animal silhouettes from paper and taking them into nature to photograph for his Instagram account.

Using his French Opinel blade, he carves a variety of animals and artfully juxtaposes them with woodland scenes. His earthy images have already gained over 13,000 followers. Behold:

Nikolai Tolstyh
Flamingo
Nikolai Tolstyh
Catfish
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Parrot
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Moose
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Beaver
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Komodo Dragon
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Dragonfly
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Polar Bear
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Mouse
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Hummingbird
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Mountain Goat
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Butterfly
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Owl
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Chipmunk
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Ferret
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Marten
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Giraffe
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Deer

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