Have you ever seen drawn sculptures? Artist Calvin Nicholls creates awesome pieces of artwork using more than 2D and 3D drawings.
He brings life to his work by creating intricate sketches, and with the help of X-acto knives, he polishes them. The three-dimensional statues are the other thing he uses in his splendid artwork.
His recently completed five birds of paradise can be seen here as part of an exhibit for The Society of Animal Artists.
You can see much more of Nicholls' work on his website. For using such time-consuming methods, he's very prolific. If you're interested in those methods, learn a bit more about them here, and see even more creations on Facebook. His work will also be on display in the Birds in Art show in Wisconsin's Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.